Job Title: Children’s Specialist Support Worker
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £28,262.94, pro rata, per annum (£29,152, pro rata, per annum, is achieved after 18 months successful performance in the role)
Working Hours: 18.75 hrs per week
Working Pattern: 4 week rolling rota working set days (2 days one week and 3 days the next), Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm although flexibility required to work earlier/later as required
Schedule 9 (1a) of the Equality Act 2010 applies to this position. There is a genuine occupational requirement for the post holder to be female only. This role will be placed at female domestic abuse services and because of this we will be interviewing female applicants only. You must also have a professional qualification degree in Health & Social Care for children, young people.
At Riverside, we’re a housing association with a difference – enhancing the everyday for all our customers. For 90 years, we’ve been revitalising neighbourhoods and supporting communities by providing the homes they need to live full, fulfilling and rewarding lives.
We have a portfolio of over 75,000 affordable residential and retirement homes across the UK. Our work ranges from homelessness services to social care, employment support to retirement living, and we need the best people on board to help us.
Working with us, you’ll enjoy:
Competitive pay & generous pension
28 days holidays plus bank holidays (pro rata)
Flexible working options available
Investment in your learning, personal development and technology
A wide range of benefits
The difference you will make as a Children’s Specialist Support Worker
You will work as a team to assess the needs of children and young people in relation on an individual basis in relation to their experience of domestic abuse, providing appropriate individual therapeutic support.
Working with colleagues within the team and community-based services to assess the whole family and to provide appropriate support to adults, children and young people to develop their confidence, self-esteem and practical skills. You will act as an advocate for children by attending school, court and multi-agency meetings when required.
We are looking for someone with:
- Proven track record of working with vulnerable children and/or young people
- The ability to communicate effectively with children, parents, colleagues and stakeholders in a confident manner and present information in a variety of situations
- A qualification in early years or young people
- Excellent IT and organisational skills
- As well as this, you will have excellent communication, IT and customer service skills and the organisational skills required to deal with a range of administrative issues
- This post requires a Registered Health and/or Social Care Professional with a social degree in Early Years or Young People able to work with young people and their families who are experiencing trauma.
For your application to be considered please ensure you attach a current CV and cover letter.
Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.
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