Supervised Contact Officer (Weekdays)
Directorate: Children and Family Services
Section: Early Intervention
Grade: Level 4
Hours: 2 positions working 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday between the hours of 12pm and 8pm
1 position working 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday between the hours of 12pm and 8pm
(part-time will also be considered)
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Stoke-on-Trent Children and Family Services for motivated individuals with a passion for supporting vulnerable children.
The role of Supervised Contact Officer facilitates and supports family contact between children in the care of the local authority and their birth families. Family contact is critical to enabling children to maintain safe relationships with their birth families, including parents, siblings and the wider family network. You will work as part of a team within the Children and Families directorate liaising closely with a range of other professionals including social workers, family support workers and foster carers as well as working directly with parents and children.
You will have an understanding of safeguarding procedures and experience of working directly with people from a range of backgrounds. You will be required to update confidential electronic records in line with the General Data Protection Regulations. If you are passionately committed to improving the lives of vulnerable families and to supporting children and their families to build and enjoy positive, safe relationships we would welcome an application from you.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).