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Children and Family Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


Our Values are:

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

In Coventry, we are working hard to build something special. Children and families are at the heart of everything we do, and we believe they deserve the best help to achieve their best outcomes.  Children’s Services provides a wide range of statutory and non-statutory duties, from Early Help and Child Protection, through to children who are looked after. 

The service reflects and responds to the changing needs of children and their families.  It works to enable a reflective and flexible approach, with a strong Early Help offer and a real focus on Relationship Based Practice and Signs of Safety, which focuses on intervention and keeping families together.

Coventry Children’s Services values a working culture that is relational and restorative in nature. The launch of the Coventry Family Valued Programme in April 2021 enables us to re-think practice in the best interests of children.

Practice is centred around

  • A Child Friendly City
  • Family Led Decision Making
  • The Coventry Way

Coventry City Council Children’s Services will provide you with an environment where social work can flourish, with high support, high challenge and manageable caseloads. 

What is the job role?

Coventry City Council’s Children’s Services Help and Protection South team is seeking to recruit a dynamic, experienced and highly skilled Children and Families Worker to deliver an outstanding service to children and their families.

We are looking to recruit an individual who is passionate, child centred, enthusiastic, quick thinking and confident in dealing with members of the public, professionals and agencies in order to triage referrals and gather information to enable an accurate initial threshold assessment to be made regarding the support that a child and their family may require. 

This is a great opportunity to experience working in a busy, multi-agency environment that focuses on providing good quality advice and guidance to ensure that families receive appropriate support. We will consider permanent or fixed term for this role.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

You will believe in providing a high-quality service that ensures that the child is at the heart of everything we do. You will need to have a positive attitude and the ability to work in a solution focussed way with families. You will be a good team player who is passionate about identifying appropriate interventions for children and families.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Strong working relationships with children, young people and their families, as well as colleagues and professionals from other agencies
  • An understanding of children and young people’s development
  • Experience of intervention work with children & young people
  • Experience of intervention work with parents and carers
  • Understanding of domestic violence and abuse; of parenting interventions and assessments; and/ or direct work with children and young people
  • Awareness of legislation, policy and guidance in relation to children’s safeguarding

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit


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