Support Worker ( Part time - 21 hours )
Support Worker ( Part time - 21 hours ) When registering to this job board you will be redirected to the online application form. Please ensure that this is completed in full in order that your application can be reviewed. Have you got experience of working with children and young people on a paid or voluntary basis? Committed to making a difference? If so, then this may be the career opportunity for you. We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, conscientious and creative Team Support Worker to work closely with our team of Supervising Social Workers and Foster Carers to deliver the best outcomes for children and young people in foster care. Your role will include: - Working with a professional team to complete 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 families - , organising events for foster carers and/or children on a regular or ad hoc basis A key part of your role will be responding flexibly and quickly in times of crisis to support foster carers with the challenges of looked after young people. 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, openness to extending your knowledge and skills – and a genuine desire to fulfil the responsibilities of a new and evolving role. You will also need to be IT literate, have a full driving licence and your own transport. This role requires flexibility in terms of travel and working hours. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. Closing Date for Applications: 22nd October 2018. Interview Dates : 7th and 8th November 2018.