Support Worker – Midlands

We are currently seeking a part-time Support Worker to join our busy Midlands Office team in Bromsgrove.

Location

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire (B60)

Package

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 offer a comprehensive benefits package, including 30 days Annual leave plus bank holidays,  up to 5% contributory pension, private health care, dental cover, employee assistance programme, occupational sick pay, enhanced maternity pay, life assurance, long service awards, childcare vouchers and free office parking.

The Role

Our staff are an integral part of our success and we are seeking to recruit a Part-time Support Worker, working 20 hours per week, to join our busy Midlands Team.

This role includes specific tasks in relation to the management of foster carers, supporting foster carers in their care of children, direct work with children and young people, facilitating and supervising contact between children in care and their birth families, organising events for foster carers and children.   A key part of the role will be responding quickly in times of crisis to support foster carers with the challenges of looked after young people, therefore flexibly will be required.    Completion of written feedback to the  Social Worker within specific timeframes relating to the support visit completed.

You can read the full job description below.

Ideal candidates

The successful candidate will have a basic knowledge of the effect of the care system on children/young people,  experience of working with young children and a basic knowledge of foster care practices.   You will be able to work closely and cooperatively with colleagues, have good communication skills, a professional approach to working with children, young people and foster carers, willingness to extending your knowledge and skills and a genuine desire to fulfil the responsibilities of an evolving role.

How to apply

Please download and complete our CFT Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form and email with your accompanying CV to jobs@thecft.org.uk. Applications will only be accepted from candidates completing the CFT Application Form in full. We are a great company to work for and this is a rare opportunity to make a ‘real’ difference in children’s lives. To read more about our unique history, please click here.

The Children’s Family Trust is an equal opportunities employer and committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, ensuring that they are kept safe. As you will be in an environment which involves child protection and working with Looked After Children, you will need to be covered by DBS clearance, which The CFT will undertake. This position is also subject to receipt of satisfactory references.     

Closing Date: 7 February 2019.

Please note this listing may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received.

Job Description: Support Worker – Midlands

Application Form: CFT Staff Application Form

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