Contact Worker

South Meadow Children's Centre, Hereford
£18,672 - £20,541
05 Oct 2018
14 Oct 2018
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Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
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Location: South Meadow Children's Centre
Hours: 37 hours
Salary: HC5 £18,672 - £20,541
Closing: 14/10/2018
Fixed Term

Passionate about giving children and young people a great start in life?
Our priority in Herefordshire is to keep children safe and give them a great start in life. It’s the priority for the council, our partners and for all of us who work in Children’s Wellbeing.
How do we do this? By having dynamic, dedicated, passionate and professional staff who work in a culture that focuses on what we can achieve with children, what they can achieve themselves, and the relationship we build with families and partners to enable this.
Herefordshire has a really strong team ethos. Our teams are passionate about the work they do and the positive difference they and the teams they are in make to people’s lives. This is all underpinned by the focus and support from their managers and the council as a whole.
Come to Herefordshire and join the journey.
We currently have vacancies for Supervised Contact Workers in LAC Support Services. The main objective of this role is to provide supervised contact for child/ren who are unable to live within their own family. The contact is supervised due to concerns about the child/rens safety or wellbeing whilst in the care of their parents or carers. You will also be expected to contribute to or gather information for Life Story purposes.
You will need to have experience of working directly with children and families, including those who may be vulnerable and may have experienced neglect or abuse.
You will need to provide support to vulnerable children, young people and their families, promoting positive relationships whilst decisions are being made regarding the future care plans for children.
You will need to have good observation and communication skills and be able to record and write reports based on your observations. You will also need be fully IT literate and be able to work to tight timescales.
You will need to have a Level 3 (or equivalent) qualification in a relevant field i.e. Child Development, Health, Education, Early Years, Social Work etc. You will need to be able to work alone and use your own initiative.
You will need to have a flexible approach to working and be available to work on a rota basis for weekend cover.
You will need to be able to drive and have access to a car for work purposes as you will be expected to travel throughout the county.
You will need to be highly motivated and committed to delivering an excellent service to children and families across Herefordshire.
You will need to be willing to undertake any further training to enhance your skills and work within the Local Authority Policies and Procedures.
To find out more about working in children’s services, please visit

Benefits with Herefordshire Council
Holidays: 25 days per year plus 2 days unpaid at Christmas (pro rata for part time)
Pension: LGPS pension scheme

We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria of the job are guaranteed an interview.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must apply online for this vacancy, We do not accept emailed CV’S. Your application should include a CV and an accompanying statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 showing how your experience meets the person specification.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you would like to obtain details regarding feedback on your application please contact Hoople Resourcing at:                    

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