Community Support Worker (Children And Families)

Harry James Recruitment are recruiting for support workers to take onfull time, permanent rolesin the Reading area. Harry James Recruitment are part ofISWP Assessment Services which are a leading innovative company, providing independent assessment services, family contact supervision, welfare visits and parenting work.This role would require the support worker to complete a combination of the follow tasks.

Family contact supervision:

Contact supervision describes time spent by the child with significant family members, particularly birth parents with whom the child does not live with. The contact supervision will take place in the community, contact centersor in the familys home. Some work requires collection and handovers of the child, in some cases with transport of children expected of the support worker.

-Direct Work with Children and Young PeopleSupport for Children and Young people who will have suffered abuse and trauma and challengesin their earlylife to help them achieve their best potential via 1:1 support or via activitieswithin the community.

Parenting work:

Parenting work requires working with children and young people, working with parents involved with social services to develop good parenting practices in their homes. This work needs focus on the baby / childs needs and wellbeing as priority, with input in the areas of budgeting, organizationand time management education and support for the parents.

Welfare visits:

Welfare visits are taken place at homes of families involved with social services where there may be welfare concerns for the children. These visits are to check and report on the childs general appearance and wellbeing as well as their living conditions and environment including people who the child is exposed to.

Person specification:

  • Satisfactory clearance of an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB)
  • Proof of right to work in the UK
  • Ability to demonstrate awareness/ understanding of equal opportunities and other peoples behavior, physical, social and welfare needs
  • Good report writing
  • Good English language skills
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Ability to travel effectively to different locations, driving licenseand access to a vehicle is preferred but not essential
  • Flexibility- You must be willing to work evenings and weekends
  • Previous experience would be advantageous but not essential as full training will be given
Berkshire, England, UK