The Challenging Behaviour Foundation is a forward-thinking national charity (based in Kent) that makes a difference to people’s lives and has a reputation for driving change at an individual, local and national level. Read details about the latest vacancies at the CBF here.

Family Support Caseworker

See below to understand more about the role and to download the information and application form you’ll need to apply.

Watch the video about the Family Support Service and current vacancy

About the role

We have a unique and exciting opportunity to join our small and dedicated team as a Family Support Caseworker (22.5 hours a week).

  • Are you passionate about the rights of people with learning disabilities?
  • Do you want to support and empower families who are often facing complex issues?
  • Can you advocate for the best outcomes for children, young people and adults with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges?

The Family Support Caseworker will offer casework support to family carers by telephone and email, providing information and guidance about challenging behaviour associated with severe learning disabilities including: human rights, communication, accessing services, safeguarding and other related topics.

Clinical supervision is provided as well as ongoing learning and professional development.

Salary is dependent on knowledge and experience. Additional hours may be available subject to funding.

To apply

If this rewarding and challenging role is what you are looking for, please apply by downloading the following:

Family Support Caseworker – Job Description

Family Support Caseworker – Person Specification

Application form

Return the application form by email to


Closing date:  9am 7th June 2021

Interview:  14th June 2021

Start date:  Asap


Further information

This post would usually be based at the office in Chatham, but due to Covid-19 restrictions we are currently working from home. The post holder would be expected to be office based when staff return to the office later in 2021, however there it the potential to work flexibly from home on completion of a probationary period (usually 3 months).  Please contact us if you have any questions.

If you have not received an invitation to interview by 11th June, then unfortunately your application will not have been shortlisted on this occasion.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted. 

We recommend that you contact quoting “FSC vacancy” with any questions and to arrange an informal chat about the role. Please also read our equal opportunities statement.

If you have any general questions, telephone 01634 838739 or email:

Opportunities at the CBF

We are always happy for volunteers to join the CBF family.

Opportunities include becoming a local champion, representing CBF at local events, sharing your story or simply sharing information.

For more information see our volunteering page, which is linked below.

Being a parent of a child with Severe Learning Disabilities and behaviour that challenges can be very isolating, the ripple effect is huge. Supporting other families who know you ‘get it’ can make an enormous difference. Jen, Family Link Volunteer

Other ways to get involved

Volunteer with us

Volunteer with us

We’re looking for volunteers who want something rewarding to do in their spare time. We are currently recruiting Local Champion volunteers! Read about our volunteers and how they support the CBF.

Fundraise with us

Fundraise with us

We’re always looking for new fundraisers and we’ll support you every step of the way. Click on the links at the bottom of our webpage to discover some of the ways you can do it.

Projects and research

Projects and research

The CBF aims to improve lives for individuals with severe learning disabilities who display behaviour that challenges through our project work, using new approaches and encouraging others to learn from this work and improve their practices.