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Job Type Interim
Location Barnet
Area London, England
Sector Child & Family Services - Family Support Workers
Salary £12 - £13 per hour
Currency GBP
Start Date ASAP
Job Ref 53534_1513351056
Job Views 121
Children and Families worker within a Refuge required for an immediate start

Role: Children and Families Worker
Based: Barnet
Salary: £14 - £15 umbrella
Length: 3 months
Hours: Full time 9 - 5 Monday - Friday
Start: Immediate

Essential: Current enhanced DBS
Qualification in Child sector

Our client, a Supported Housing Provider, is looking to recruit a Children and Families worker Support working specifically within their DV units. The main focus of the role is to provide support, advice and assistance to women & children who have or may have experienced domestic abuse by accessing our service to enable and enhance each client's quality of life by promoting / maintaining independent living for themselves and any dependents they may have.


* To provide a day-to-day support service to residents/tenants and their child(ren)
* Develop positive relationships with women and their child(ren) in order to offer them support that meets their individual needs and work with them to achieve mutually agreed goals
* Contribute positively towards the five key themes with Every Child Matters:
- Being healthy
- Staying safe
- Enjoy and achieve
- Making a positive contribution
- Achieve economic wellbeing
* To motivate and empower residents/tenants and their child(ren) in all aspects of daily living
* To support residents/tenants and their child(ren) using a support plan system. To formulate, implement and review support plans with the participation of residents/children and associated professionals. Ensure that support plans are age appropriate
* To advocate on behalf of children and their mothers, accompanying them as appropriate to relevant agencies
* To provide play sessions for both pre-school and school aged children with educational, recreational and interactive opportunities
* To plan and provide play schemes and activities during holiday periods
* To assist mothers with parenting skills
* To support residents and their child(ren) with issues and concerns surrounding domestic violence
* Empower clients to improve their quality of life by promoting and maintaining independent living for themselves and any dependants they may have.
* Ensuring that confidentiality is kept at all times.
* Enabling clients and children to develop skills required for independent living and address their broader needs by enabling access to other support and advice services
* To establish close contacts with statutory and voluntary organisations
* To develop a robust SUI package including promoting events, networking, fundraising and carrying out service users' consultation and obtaining feedback
* To participate in monthly mother's meetings to address issues around their children
* Involve children and young people in the development of the project and explore creative ways of facilitating their involvement
* To report any safeguarding related incidents immediately to line manager and follow relevant policies

Essential Requirements:
* Current enhanced DBS

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