Child and Family Worker
- Location: Sunderland, England
- Salary: £12.91 - £16.21 per hour
- Type: Temporary / Full Time
- Contact: Sam Boggis
Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Child and Family Worker to work in Sunderland. This position is initially for a period of 6 months and is paying £12.91 (PAYE) or £16.21 (umbrella) per hour.
To work with children, young people and families, providing support and interventions to make children safer so they can live at home where it is safe to do so. If children can’t remain living at home intervention and support with their network to find the best alternative care arrangements. To support rehabilitation home to parents/ carers when this is the plan.
To facilitate and supervise family time between cared for children and their parents and family, the aim is to promote safe, positive and purposeful family time and to ensure that the child or young person is safeguarded during the supervised family time session.
To support social workers who have case responsibility for children who are subject to Child Protection Plans (CP) or Child in Need Plans (CIN) and Cared for Plans (CLA), this will include family support work, direct work with children including life story work, and facilitating and supervising family time between looked after children and their parents and family.
- To contribute to the delivery of the Edge of Care program, Child in Need, Child Protection Plans and Cared for Children Plans as directed by the allocated social worker and team manager.
To supervise family time between cared for children and their families to ensure children benefit from safe, meaningful family time with family members, at times when they must live apart.
To sensitively manage the supervision of family time sessions, having the ability to engage with children and adults to redirect challenging behaviour to more positive engagement.
To transport children as required, ensuring that family time arrangements are met in a venue, which may include travelling outside of the City of Sunderland.
To ensure case recording is accurate and up to date, in order that high quality reports are produced for meetings and reviews.
To establish effective working relationships with children, families and professionals to achieve best outcomes for children.
To be proactive and solution focused to ensure that family time takes place as planned and to communicate any changes verbally and in writing with all parties.
To plan and organise workload, ensuring transport and venue arrangements are in place to make best use of available resources, identifying gaps and working flexibly to find solutions.
To understand the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people and work with families in conjunction with the social worker to develop each individual plan.
- Qualifications: NVQ Level 3, in childcare, social care or equivalent.
- Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
- Compliance: Current DBS check and 2 x references.
- Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
- Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.
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