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Children's and Families Support Worker

Job Title: Children's and Families Support Worker
Location: Croydon, South London
Salary: £14.00-£15.00 per hour

Contract Type: Agency work / Contract / Short and Long Term Positions

The Role:
The role of a Children and Family Support worker is to unobtrusively observe contact between children who have been removed from their parents care and their parents or other family members during their arranged visits at an allocated location.

Your obligation is to ensure that all contact is safe, positive and fun for the child and to provide support to children and families involved.

As a Children and Family Support worker you act as a chaperone for the duration of the pre-arranged contact session between a child and their family member.

You will be required to compose a report on all visits attended including observations made, these reports are provided to the Local Authority and may be used for the Local Authority's parenting assessment. You are also required to escalate any concerns to Contact Centre management.

You may also be asked to collect the child and transport them to our contact centre and return them home again at the end of the contact session.

Requirements:
· NVQ Level 3 or higher in children and young people's workforce or a related field is integral
· A current DBS for working with adults and children
· Current driving licence and access to a car is Mandatory
· Early, afternoon, evening, long days, sleep in's and weekend availability
· An understanding of child protection and safeguarding
· Experience working with children and families
· Experience with family support work

A Children and Family Support Worker will;
· Have a detailed knowledge and understanding of child development
· Be able to understand if a situation is escalating and will be able to step in to effectively safeguard the child or young person
· Be able to work with challenging and difficult families and have an ability to put people at ease
· Be able to analyse and deal with the behaviours of the families they are working with
· Be able to verbally present a case in court if required
· Be able to use different approaches to meet the diverse needs of families who will access the service
· A non-judgemental attitude
· A desire to work with vulnerable children and families
· Good writing skills
· Be flexible

For further information please contact Mo Alam from Prospero Health & Social Care to discuss the position further
Posted
01/12/2022
Location
Croydon, United Kingdom, gb