Contact Support Worker
We are looking to recruit Contact Support Workers to assist the delivery of the Supervised Contact Service. The role of the Contact Support Worker is to supervise contact between children who are in the care of the Local Authority, or may have a child protection plan, and their birth families. The Contact Support Worker may also need to transport children to and from contact sessions. Duties will include maintaining contact venues, supporting Social Workers in their role and completing written electronic records of contact sessions.
The post holders will be linked to a base in either the North, South or Central areas of the county and there will be expectation for some cross county working as required.
We are looking for someone who has had direct experience of working with children and knowledge of child development. They need to work well as part of a team as well as being able to use their own initiative and have good written, verbal, IT and communication skills.
We wish to appoint a caring and sensitive worker who will undertake this challenging and rewarding role flexibly and creatively, ensuring they promote best outcomes and experiences for children and families.
Qualifications required are GCSE passes at grade C or above in English and maths. QCF – level 3 (previously NVQ Level 3) Social Care or Child Care or an equivalent qualification - applicants may provide evidence of ‘working towards’ the qualification.
An enhanced DBS will be required to be undertaken for this post.
For more information about this post or to spend some time within the team, please contact Sandy Bank Centre, Mansfield. Tel: 01623 631101
Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.
The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.