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Childrens Support Worker


£11 - £12 per hour


I am recruiting for a parttime interim Childrens Support Worker for an assignment until the end of August 2019. This is for 22.5 hour per week.

The successful candidate shall support children who have witnessed or experienced domestic violence and plan and provide stimulating, safe, and appropriate play opportunities.

Main responsibilities:

Create a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for newly arrived children. Plan and provide stimulating play opportunities to encourage children from all backgrounds to develop and express themselves through play; Take an active role in leading play activities during school holidays and after school; Work closely with refuge workers to provide practical information and assistance to women about local services for children, such as play schemes, nursery or schools; Provide fun and creative activities for children and their mothers together where appropriate; Undertake risk assessment for all activities to ensure that all health and safety requirements are met; Ensure that any issues in relation to safeguarding children or vulnerable adults are brought to the immediate attention of the Services Manager, or if unavailable another manager; Provide child care so that mothers can speak freely about their experiences of abuse and make safety plans without their child being present and to enable them to attend meetings with solicitors, police and other agencies; Work with refuge workers to ensure a package of support is provided to children and their mothers, ensuring sensitivity to cultural needs and to address issues such as discrimination and other barriers to accessing services; Set up and maintain an inventory of all equipment and resources; Undertake administrative tasks and keep records of service activity as required. This will include providing details of activities to the fundraising team so they can update funders. Work in partnership with other agencies to ensure an effective, coordinated community response to survivors of domestic violence and their children; Report any problems/difficulties/complaints to the domestic violence services manager and participate in follow up investigations as required.

The successful candidate:

Good standard of general education; NNEB, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent; Significant proven experience of working with children; Experience of organising and providing play and other activities; Knowledge of the dynamics and impact of domestic violence and how best to support survivors; An understanding of health and safety requirements in providing services for children; Evidence of the ability to build and develop supportive relationships with abused women and their children maintaining professional boundaries; Evidence of the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, including the ability to listen actively and match communication to the needs of the recipient.

Resourcing Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Posted 38 days ago

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