Relief Contact Support Worker (4 posts)

3 May 2019
Social Work/Care
Children, Families & Cultural Services
As and when required
£10.08 - £11.24 per hour

We are looking  to recruit Relief 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 also include maintaining contact venues, supporting Social Workers in their role and completing written electronic records of contact sessions.

A Relief Contact Support Worker will be used to cover the supervision of a contact session in the absence of a Contact Support Worker, and to cover busy periods when there is not enough workers. Relief workers will have a normal place of work, however may be required to work at various locations in accordance with the needs of the Service. You will be required to work on a relief basis, and days, hours and times will vary and be dependant on the needs of the Service and your own availability to work. The availability of work in any week cannot be guaranteed.   

We are looking for someone who has had direct experience of working with children, 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. 

Must be avaliable to work during the school holidays

An enhanced DBS will be required to be undertaken for this post.

Pay is claimed on a weekly timesheets to reflect the hours actually work. Pay and mileage are paid from home back to home address. Annual leave is allocated in accordance with the ratio of 1 hour annual leave for every 9 hours worked.

For more information about this post, please contact Sandy Bank Centre, Mansfield. Tel: 01623 631101

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

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.

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