Children & Young Peoples Support Worker

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Recruiter
Location
Belfast (City/Town)
Salary
Upto £18k pa + car + benefits
Posted
06 Oct 2017
Closes
23 Oct 2017
Ref
2093
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING A POSITIVE AND LASTING DIFFERENCE TO CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES?

An enthusiastic Children and Young People’s Support Worker is needed to join our team in Belfast on a full time permanent basis to provide excellent support to foster carers and children.

Foster Care Associates (part of the Core Assets Group) is an award-winning Independent Fostering Agency, dedicated to providing placement stability and successful outcomes for children and young people.

DUTIES

  • Supporting children and young people through leisure/educational/other activities
  • Assisting Social Workers in their work
  • Supervising contact with family members
  • Transporting children/young people e.g. to therapy sessions, contact, activity holidays
  • Acting as an appropriate adult when necessary
  • Actively encourage and develop each child’s social, physical, intellectual, cultural, emotional and religious needs and/or any special needs they may have
  • Where appropriate support children/young people through specialist services such as Leaving Care and Parent & Child placements

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Previous experience of working directly with children/young people in the care system or other relevant field (e.g. teaching support, youth work)
  • A sound knowledge of Child Safeguarding & Protection Procedures
  • Experience of working with children with challenging behaviour in an effective and appropriate way
  • Proven record-keeping experience
  • A basic understanding of IT
  • Full driving licence
  • Applicants with looked after experience would be highly desirable

This role is full time and permanent with a salary of up to £18,000 pa + car + benefits.  The job will require availability to work evenings and weekends.

Foster Care Associates is an Equal Opportunities employer. The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position.  We reserve the right to withdraw this advert without notification. Please note, we do not work with recruitment agencies.