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Childrens Services Worker (4136)

Birmingham, West Midlands
Circa £17,200 Pro Rata
22.5Hours – Permanent - Part-Time (The hours/days are to be confirmed - negotiable) 

Giving children and young people the foundations, they need to thrive.

The role

Birmingham Community Children's Centre provide a service that play's an essential role in giving children and families the early support they need. They work in partnership with Health, Care, Education and others including local children centres, welfare support and other voluntary organisations.  

During the last year at Birmingham Community Children Centre they have supported over 500 children and families. They are looking for someone who is passionate and wants to join them in making a difference by listening to the child's voice first and doing what is right.

As a Children's Services Worker your role is to ensure a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for the children and their families.

 

You will make a difference by:

- Providing a supportive service to children, young people and their families, based on an assessment of need.

- Delivering interventions with children, young people or families on a 1:1 basis, group or community setting.

- Providing care and support to Children with a disability in short break sessions, Stay and Play and holiday playschemes.

- Provide key working support planning casework, including undertaking assessing, reviewing and managing risks this will include home visiting.

 - Attending and participating at relevant multi-agency meetings, providing a support role ensuring reflective and analytical practice review.

- Responsible for day to day resource planning to ensure high quality services are delivered.

- Establishing and developing effective relationships and channels of communication with children, young people, families, colleagues, community organisations, partner agencies and other external agencies.

- Retaining accurate and contemporaneous records, using various IT systems and work in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and regulatory requirements. 

 

You will need:

- Level 3 qualification or above in Early Years/childcare working with Children, Young People and Families or equivalent qualification.

- Experience of working with Children and young people (0-19 years) with disabilities and supporting their families.

- Knowledge and experience of practice across a multiagency portfolio, professional experience in the field of children's social care /social care setting or background.

- Up-to-date experience and application of safeguarding principles and the ability to promote the welfare of the child.

- Full driving licence and access to a car.

 

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.

Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.


For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For any further questions note mentioned in the above advert, please contact Machaela Huggins on 07776 659 803 or email recruitmentservice@actionforchildren.org.uk


Face to face interviews will be held on the 21st October 2020

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce


 
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Location
Birmingham Community Children's Centre
61 Bacchus Road, Winson Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 4QY
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  • Circa:
    £17,200
  • Department/Division:
    England North
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    3 November 2020
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