Children and Family Support Worker (UASC) – ref CH26320

Walsall, West Midlands
Salary G6 £23, 308 to £27, 468 per annum (pro rata) 18.5 hours
25 Feb 2021
04 Mar 2021
Job Ref
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Part Time

Children and Family Support Worker (UASC) – ref CH26320

Salary G6 £23, 308 to £27, 468 per annum (pro rata) 18.5 hours

Fixed term contract (Funded for 2 years) 

An opportunity has arisen for a Family Support Worker post based in our Transitions and Leaving Care Service. 

You will need to be passionate about our children in care in order to shape our support of unaccompanied asylum seeking young people.  Many of these young people may have complex and diverse needs ranging from a variety of backgrounds.  You will work alongside social workers and personal advisors to support children and their families/carers to help them achieve the best outcomes; complete direct and life story work with our young people as well as supporting them to obtain additional support through partner agencies.  

You will need experience of working with children, ability to work closely and cooperatively with colleagues, have good communication skills, a professional approach to working with children, young people and carers as well as a willingness to extending your knowledge and skills. 

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

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Closing date: Thursday 4th March 2021

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Please note that the ‘Apply’ link will open a new website (Taleo Careers), for which you will need to create an account to enable you to apply.

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children, young people entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people. 

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