Careers at WP

Welcome to WillisPalmer’s careers page for all available head office vacancies.

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WillisPalmer is a provider of professional social work and psychology services to local authorities and solicitors throughout the UK. We provide professionals to assist in cases of child neglect or abuse, adoption and fostering.

If you are a social worker, psychologist, therapist or forensic risk assessment expert – please visit working with WP instead.


Independent Family Support Worker (field based)

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to work as an independent family support worker on behalf of WillisPalmer. We have a number of different projects that require input from support workers. The work ranges from being part of a multi-disciplinary team working with families to individual case support work where you will advise, assist and befriend adults with complex needs. All work will be offered on a case-by-case basis. We pay £12-£15 an hour plus travel expenses.

Successful applicants will be confident, have an organised and methodical approach, be a good team member, and have excellent observational and communication skills with a high standard of written and verbal English.

You will need to have experience in working with children and families, a relevant NVQ level three (or equivalent) plus an understanding of safeguarding and relevant legislation. You will also need:

  • Knowledge of issues affecting children and their families such as substance misuse, domestic violence, mental health problems, school exclusion and offending behaviour
  • The ability to work flexibly
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • To be registered as a Limited Company or UK based Umbrella Company.

If you are interested, please fill in our online application here.

Once your application has been received, you will be invited to an interview which will be held in Colchester, Essex.