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Family Worker
  • Employer: Brighter Futures for Children
  • Reference: BFC0424
  • Published: Tue 09/08/2022, 14:25 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/09/2022, 23:25 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: RG5 SCP 22-28, (£27,514 - £32,798) depending on experience
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, Berkshire

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Family Worker

Brighter Futures for Children 

1x Post available 

Full Time, Permanent 

Some flexible working required depending on service needs 


Brighter Futures for Children is an independent, not-for-profit-company, wholly owned by Reading Borough Council. Our responsibility is to deliver quality children's services, early help, education and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) services to children and families in Reading. 
The family worker will work as part of an Early Help team providing effective family support interventions. You will provide support to a caseload of families to achieve positive outcomes.  


The role is busy, varied and includes: 


  1. To work with the whole family and partners to assess the needs within the household and acknowledge those of the extended family. 
  1. To deliver evidence based interventions with families including direct work with children and young people 
  1. To adopt a key worker/lead Professional approach in order to develop, coordinate and deliver outcome focussed plans.  This will include: 
  • Organising, chairing and/or attending multi-agency Team Around the Child/family meetings in order to ensure a partnership approach to engaging and supporting families. 
  • Reviewing action plans and ensure these are timely and plans are SMART 
  1. To work with families who exhibit a range of challenges and who may resist engagement – there may be a requirement to work intensively over a period of time with some families.  This will include families stepping down from CSC statutory services, via CSPoA and some joint work with CSC. 
  1. To apply a challenge and support approach to working with families. 
  1. Liaise effectively and work with universal, targeted and statutory services and partners where appropriate e.g. schools, children’s Social Care, voluntary orgs etc. 

You should have previous experience working with children, young people and their families and ideally have knowledge of child development.  
Benefits of working with us 


We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you'll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment. 

You will receive a competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including: 

  • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • 25 days' holiday plus public holidays (rising to 29 days after 5 years' service)  
  • Discounted Childcare scheme (at the Civic Office) 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Season ticket loans 
  • A range of local discounts 

For more information and a confidential discussion please contact:-  

Marsha Bobb 


Closing date for applications: 4th September 2022 

Interviews to be held: 28th & 29th September 2022