Contact and Assesment Support Worker
Ace Appointments Midlands Ltd are recruiting, on behalf of a client, for an experienced Support Worker in Leicester, (LE2).
Hours: 37 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
Pay rate: £10.93 per hour
Position: temporary (on-going)
Main Job Role:
To supervise contact and undertake parenting assessments within a planned and structured framework for children in the care of the Local Authority and their families . To contribute to wider social care assessments, where children are subject to legal orders. To provide cover for colleagues when necessary.
- Degree in Social Work or Level 3 Diploma in for the Children & Young People’s Workforce, or equivalent (e.g. NNEB Certificate, NVQ Level 3 or BTEC Diploma in Caring Studies NN, BTEC National Diploma in Childcare Studies NN)
- Knowledge of legislation, regulations & guidance e.g. Children Act 1989, Working Together, LSCB protocols
- Knowledge of child development and how parenting impacts on child development
- Previous experience of work in a social care & health settings
- Experience of report writing and maintaining accurate computerised records
- Ability to lift children and equipment, pertaining to needs.
Willing and able to travel to and/or work anywhere/at other locations within the county/city/community areas and occasionally further a-field.
- Current full driving licence and provision of own car
- Must have enhanced DBS
- To supervise and assess contact between children in care, their parents and other family members
- To contribute to the wider social care assessments using the Parenting Assessment guidelines set out
- Contribute to the evaluation of parenting child’s progress through monitoring of agreed programmes of work and present the findings of the assessment as required in various settings e.g. court, child protection, conferences, LAC Reviews
- To maintain accurate written records of contact sessions and parenting assessments, producing reports for these on a regular basis
- To develop positive and sensitive relationships with children, parents and other family members, providing them with support, training and advice e.g. on parenting skills within agreed programmes of work, including parents groups and work on a one to one basis
- To work efficiently as part of a team in developing new ideas in caring for children
- To be proactive in the development of anti-discriminatory services
- To participate in a rota system between 7:30am-6:30pm Monday-Friday
Should you be interested in this job role, please submit your CV to Georgina Rushin to review.