Salary: Competitive - Up to £26,000PA plus car allowance of £4,800PA
Hours: Full Time - 32 hours per week
Closing: 23 November 2023
We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, conscientious and creative Support Worker working closely with our team of Supervising Social Workers and Foster Carers to deliver the best outcomes for children and young people in foster care.
Flexibility is required in terms of place of work and hours of work. The position is based from our West Midlands Regional Office, Bromsgrove however there will also be requirement to travel to our Foster Carers and work with the children in their care. You will be required to work 32 hours per week - Monday to Friday, over 4 days and some weekend and evening work. (we are currently running a trial of working 4 days per week but paid for 5!) This trial will be reviewed in March 2024. (The full time non trial working hours are 35 per week).
THE CHILDREN’S FAMILY TRUST (THE CFT)
Is a well-established Registered Charity and an Independent Fostering Agency providing a wide range of foster placements. We firmly believe our Foster Carers are our most valuable resource deserving the highest levels of support and remuneration we can offer. We work in partnership with Local Authority Social Workers and are committed to keeping our children safe and secure in stable and loving families.
The Support Worker post has been created to support foster carers, children and social workers. The post will require working outside normal office hours in order to meet the needs of the service. This will include evening work, bank holidays and weekend work, therefore flexibility is a must!
In addition to the functions detailed below, employees are required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required.
The role will include undertaking specific tasks in relation to supporting foster carers and the children placed with them and includes:
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
We are looking for an individual who is child focused and able to work as part of a wider team to achieve the very best outcomes for our children and have the ability to communicate well with both children and adults. Experience of working with children and young people is essential, experience in the fostering sector would be an advantage but not essential. No formal social work qualifications are necessary, but an understanding of, and empathy for the work required is necessary. You will be able to demonstrate a professional approach and be able to deal with difficult, challenging and stressful situations on occasion. You will need to be approachable whilst also understanding the confidential aspect of the role. A full driving license with business cover and fully comprehensive insurance is essential and you must be confident in transporting children and young people in sometimes stressful and difficult situations.
WHAT YOU GET IN RETURN
We are a progressive organisation who promote a friendly and supportive working environment, where you will be rewarded for your hard work and results. As well as a competitive annual salary we also offer a comprehensive benefits package, including:
*Please note, this role requires an enhanced DBS check and overseas Police check (if required).
Full details and application documents here
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