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Child & Family Services - Family Support Workers

Children Support Worker

Interim
London, England
£13 - £14 per hour
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2020-09-17 07:27:21 2021-05-18 Resourcing Group Futures
Sep 17, 2020

Children's Worker within a Womens Refuge working on site

Full Time Hours

Hourly rate of £13 - £14 umbrella

Female

Working across two sites in West London

DBS check within year Duties:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Essential Requirements:

Current DBS

Female

Resourcing Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Interim
London, England
£13 - £14 per hour

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