Adolescent Support Worker
Do you want to work somewhere that is at the forefront of positive change in the children’s social care sector?
Edge of Care Services Coventry (EOC) is expanding and increasing the service options for Children, Young People and Families in Coventry.
We are looking for individuals that are passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people, by ensuring that they are safeguarded, care planned and supported for in an appropriate way.
We need you to help parents and carers to support their children so that they can get the very best from their family, community and wider environment.
Our workforce believes all families should have the pro-active support they need to rebuild their lives, especially when things have become too difficult and complicated and on the verge of breakdown.
Are you a confident experienced professional who is keen to deliver, support & develop exceptional practice in a reassuring and creative environment?
We welcome applications from experienced individuals who are able to show initiative, passion and can help drive forward the development and delivery of our services.
We are currently recruiting for the following posts:-
3 x Adolescent Support Workers – Edge of Care
In this role you will be working cases that are referred through Coventry Social Care. It is essential that you bring experience of working with “Children & Families” and hold at least a Level 3 NVQ in Children & Young people.
EOCS 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 role in combining direct practice and contribute to service and professional development.
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”. You will need to be passionate about working with Children, Young people and their families and have a reassuring presence, be calm in a crisis and able to work with families in their homes, helping them make the necessary changes to stay together.
You are a team player with a flexible approach, willing to work on a shift basis that includes evenings and weekends.
Interview Date 30th October 2018
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 community 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.
In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, flexible working, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.
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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