ARE YOU AN ENTHUSIASTIC CHILDREN AND FAMILIES SUPPORT WORKER LOOKING FOR AN EXCITING NEW CHALLENGE?
Foster Care Associates - part of the Core Assets group is looking for a Children & Young People Support Worker to join its team around the Gloucester & Bristol region to provide comprehensive and flexible support to foster carers and children as required.
YOUR DUTIES WILL INCLUDE
Support children and young people through leisure/educational activities and other activities as agreed and risk assessed.
Ensure that all requirements of fostering regulations, national minimum standards and children’s act are being met.
Actively encourage and develop each child’s social, physical, intellectually, and religious needs, or special needs that they may have
Supervise contact with family members which may entail participating in activities both within and outside the agency premises.
Where appropriate, to transport children/young people to therapy sessions, contact, activity holidays or for educational assistance when the carers are unable to do so.
Provide a service which values and respects the differing cultures and ethnic backgrounds of families and children.
Be able to support children with disabilities i.e. personal care
Be able to work as part of a large and complex team around a child
ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- Experience of working directly with children/young people in the care system or other relevant field
- Demonstrate a sound knowledge and the application of Child Safeguarding Procedures.
- Demonstrate experience of working with children with challenging behaviour in an effective and appropriate way
- Must possess a full driving licence
- Willingness to work flexibly as evenings and weekend hours will be required.
This is a full time, fixed term contract position for 12 months and comes with an attractive salary up to £19,000 per annum + car + benefits.
Closing date for applications is the 19th March. Interviews to be held week commencing 27th March.
Foster Care Associates is an Equal Opportunities employer. The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position. We reserve the right to withdraw this advert without notification. Please note, we do not work with recruitment agencies.
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