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Job Type Interim
Location Thurrock
Area Essex, England
Sector Child & Family Services - Early Years Workers
Salary £13 - £14 per hour
Currency GBP
Start Date ASAP
Job Ref 34243_1512578555
Job Views 81
Children's Worker within a Refuge
Thurrock Based
Full Time
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5.00pm
Temporary Post
Hourly rate of £13 - £14 umbrella
Level 3 Childcare Qualification
DBS checked within year

Create and safe and welcoming environment for all children residing in the refuge setting.
Ensure the 'voice of the child' is considered in all assessment, support plans and advocacy.
Complete robust risk and therapeutic assessments for all children in the refuge setting, ensuring all their individual needs are identified and addressed.
Actively manage a case load of children and young people resident in the organisation's refuge settings, working with individuals to process and recover from their experiences.
Work closely with mothers in the refuge, supporting them to be an effective parent, meeting the needs of their children and ensuring safeguarding concerns are identified and addressed.
Support the planning and development of the Children's Services offer.
Deliver weekly support through one to one sessions and group work, utilising play and other interventions as required.
Take an active role in leading play activities during school holidays and after school and to provide fun and creative activities and opportunities for children and their mothers together.
Advocate for the child to access nursery/school places or other educational settings.
Work in partnership with statutory and voluntary agencies who are involved in the family, attending meetings including case conferences, core groups and team around the child as necessary.
Deliver parent and child group work programmes such as Women's Aid's 'You, Me, Mum' and 'Helping Hands' programme.
Ensure the timely and accurate input of service user data into the organisation's case management system and all other administrative duties associated with the role
Undertake risk assessments for all activities to compliances with health and safety requirement.
Work in a manner which ensures cultural sensitivity, addresses discrimination and other barriers to accessing service.
Represent the organisation at external partnership meetings, maintaining a high level of professional conduct at all times and endorsing the wider Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) agenda in public forums.
Identify any safeguarding issues within the services for vulnerable adults and/or children and follow organisational safeguarding procedures to ensure the swift reporting of concerns to social services.
Ensure all matters of Health and Safety and well-being relating to staff and service users are implemented to the requisite standard and checked as required.
Regularly update knowledge around domestic abuse, interpersonal violence and the wider VAWG context
Participate in regular management supervision to ensure the highest standards of support and advocacy.
Maintain strict organisational confidentiality, professional boundaries and security procedures.

Essential Requirements:
Current DBS

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