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Children’s Worker

Children’s Worker

Posted 18 February by networx

Children’s Worker

South Derbyshire

£17,048.10 - £20,301.08 per annum (30 hours); £13,638.49 - £16,240.86 per annum (24 hours)

Part time (30 and 24 hours per week available)

This post is exempt under Sch 9 Pt 1 of the Equality Act 2010 and is only open to female applicants

Do you have substantial experience of working with children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse or trauma? Do you hold a Level 3 qualification in Childhood Studies or Youth Work?

Whether you are qualified, working towards an equivalent level 3 qualification or you are able to demonstrate your professional experience and understanding of domestic abuse - TAKE A LOOK at what our client can offer you!

They are one of the largest locally based housing organisations in the East Midlands. Across the region they manage over 9,000 homes; house more than 15,000 tenants; provide over 1,500 bed spaces for people with support/care needs, in over 250 properties; and provide more than 950,000 hours of care and support each year.

Their friendly and professional team are seeking three enthusiastic and confident Children’s workers to hit the ground running at Derbyshire WISH. They currently have two positions that occupy 30 hours per week and one position that occupies 24 hours per week. It is essential that all successful candidates have a full driving license and unrestricted access to a vehicle as you will be required to travel around rural areas including; Derbyshire Dales; Erewash and South Derbyshire.

Derbyshire WISH provides refuge and community based (outreach) support to adults and children who are experiencing domestic abuse. Their services include:

  • Refuge (including both communal refuge and dispersed (Individual safe accommodation) which is offered to both women and men (dispersed only) with or without children who are fleeing domestic abuse.

  • Community based outreach support working with women and men living in the local community who are living with the impact of domestic abuse.

  • Specialist support for children who are of have experienced domestic abuse (both refuge and community based support are available).

As a Children’s worker, you will provide structured support to children and young people and their families who have experienced domestic abuse.

Some of your key duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Working with non-abusive parents / carers and young person to assess needs and risks and plan a package of support and risk management individual to each child.

  • Delivering an agreed plan of short term key work sessions, using a range of age, learning styles and need appropriate activities, to children and young people accessing both their refuge and community based support services.

  • Supporting families and/or children and young people to access education, health services and other local services as required.

  • Working in partnership with other agencies (where required) to advocate for their clients and ensure risk is managed and support needs are met including attendance at case conferences, core group and team around the family meetings.

  • Working together with colleagues to provide a clean and welcoming environment for all accessing their services.

About you:

You will be able to demonstrate working knowledge of safeguarding procedures for adults and children and responsibilities in relation to information sharing including multi-agency working. You will recognise the impact domestic abuse can have on children, young people and their families and have an understanding of risk assessing. In this role, you will be expected to effectively communicate sensitive and complex issues with a range of people and have the ability to manage your own case-load. It is essential that you have a relevant numeracy and literacy qualification and knowledge of basic IT skills. Experience of working at a supervisory level is advantageous.

Working days and hours:

You will be expected to work shifts between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, including bank holidays, occasional evenings and weekends (all planned in advance!).

Their locations are within travelling distance of Derby, Burton on Trent; Staffordshire; Come work for them and enjoy all these fantastic benefits:

  • c36.5 days leave a year with additional 2 days after 5 years’ service

  • Healthcare Cash Back Plan worth up to £1,200 per year on your routine healthcare costs e.g. Dentist, opticians etc.

  • Company Pension Scheme options with contributions matched by the business, includes life assurance cover

  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay

  • Free enhanced DBS check where applicable

  • £250 for successful referral of a friend/family member to work with them

  • Employee Recognition Scheme

  • Great learning & development and qualification opportunities

  • Discounted bus passes and gym membership, discounts and cashback at major retailers

  • Free access to employee Advice Line; offering a 24-hour confidential advice service to discuss work or home related concerns with professional advisors


  • All correspondence will be via your registered email address.

All successful candidates will be required to take a numerical and literacy test prior to the interview.

As an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer, our client welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups and disabled candidates. As part of their LGBT + Allies Programme, they also welcome applications from members of the LGBT + community and encourage inclusivity in the workplace.

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Required skills

  • Social Care
  • children's worker

Reference: 39979240

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