Contract Type: Fixed Term Part-Time
Closing Date: 26 June 2019
Salary: £20,100 per annum, pro rata
Up to 7 weeks of annual leave (including bank holidays), pro rata
How do we work?
Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 301,000 children, young people and their families – but for every child who needs help to get help, there's plenty more to do. That's where you come in.
What is the role?
At the heart of the Action for Children Fostering Wales service is the well-being of the fostered children and young people, the foster parents, our staff and colleagues.
We use Attachment theory and principles and our knowledge of the impact of trauma on early childhood development in our work to help children, young people and foster parents to make a meaningful emotional connection.
As a Fostering Support Worker you will be part of a ‘sector leading' therapeutic service providing one to one practical and emotional support to 15-25 year old young people to make the transition from foster care into independent living. You will coordinate and direct the support to young people by agreeing and providing interventions, enabling positive and agreed outcomes to be achieved, in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.
This role is offered on a fixed term contract and will be working 22 hours a week. The hours of work can be flexible/negotiable depending on the service needs.
How will you make a difference?
You'll significantly improve young people's lives:
By providing a high quality service to young people based on an assessment of need and is outcomes driven.
By attending and participating at relevant multi agency meetings, providing a lead role ensuring reflective and analytical practice review.
By establishing and developing effective relationships and channels of communication with young people, colleagues, community organisations, partner agencies and other external agencies.
By ensuring a safe and positive work and service environment is achieved through compliance with all safeguarding, safer recruitment, health and safety policy and procedure.
What will you need?
What are the rewards?
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful career with a leading UK children's charity.
If you really want to make a difference and be a part of an amazing team, don't hesitate, apply now!
Please note: Interviews are planned to be held the week commencing 8th July 2019.
For more information on this opportunity please contact Moni on 07741 742249 or email her at Moni.Ali@actionforchildren.org.uk
Application details can be found here
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