Senior Adolescent Support Worker Temporary maternity leave cover
We are looking for an experienced Children’s Worker to rise to the challenge of keeping children “Out Of Care”. With reassuring presence, calm in a crisis and able to work with families in their homes, helping them make changes and stay together.
Are you innovative, positive, dedicated and not afraid of change or challenge? Then help us to transform the lives and futures of children & young people on the “Edge of Care”.
The EOC Senior Adolescent Support Worker (SASW) is an exciting role that is designed to ensure staff are supported to ensure that children and young people are prevented from entering the care system through an evidence based approach and practice.
The SASW will support workers in managing cases, including initial responses to the direct work with young people. You will also provide supervision to Adolescent Support Workers in the team. In addition, you will support the Senior Practitioner and the Team Manager in the management and development of operational arrangements for the EOC going forward.
Within the role you will be working with management in leading and supporting a team of workers, and having an oversight of all of your teams cases that are referred through Coventry Social Care and worked by the EOC Adolescent Support Worker’s. It is essential that you bring experience of working with “Children & Families” and hold a relevant BTEC or NVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care, alongside training in child care or child development.
Edge of Care Services is a team which provides support to children and young people who are at risk of entering the care system, or are experiencing crisis within their homes which could lead to them being taken into the care of the Local Authority. The team is made up of Adolescent Support workers, a Therapist, a Senior Practitioner, a Business Support Officer and a Team Manager, which brings a range of experience and expertise whilst also working with partner agencies, communities, young people, children and their families.
The Edge of Care Service keep Children and Young People at the Heart of all our work, we listen, respond and value our families and communities.
This is an exciting opportunity to have a “Key Role” in combining direct practice with service and professional development.
You will need to be passionate about working with Children, Young people and their families to keep them together.
8.30am – 5.00pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
10.00am – 6.00pm Tuesdays & Thursdays
Weekend working if and when needed, as instructed by management.
Interview date: 16/10/2018
In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.
We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.
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This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.
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