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Foster Carers and Children's Support Worker

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
05/06/2020 23:59
£25,295 - £27,905
Job Category:
Family & Young Persons Support/Engagement
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Employment Location:
Badminton Road, Yate
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
5 Jun

Further information

Foster Carers and Children’s Support Worker

Salary: £25,295 - £27,905

Working Pattern: FT/ LTC until 31st March 2021

Location: Badminton Road, Yate

You’ll make a difference by changing the lives of young people and their families and carers for the better.

What does a typical day look like?

This is a varied role, you will be supporting children, young people and their carers in their placement, in the community, in leisure activities or at school.

Specifically, you will provide one to one support to children and young people to promote pro-social behaviour and problem solving skills. You will model and shape appropriate behaviour using prompting, practice and positive reinforcement.

You will observe and provide information to the Family Placement and Integrated Children Services about the social functioning and skill development of the children/young people in community settings.

Underpinning all the activities, you will work to promote peoples equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities.

Maintaining confidential reports and case notes, record care plans and risk assessments in accordance with professional and Council guidelines. If necessary take action, in accordance with Safeguarding procedures in order to protect vulnerable people. You will liaise with contacts from different sectors, including health and voluntary sectors ensuring good communication in order to deliver an effective service

Delivering personalised services to maximise independence ensuring that relevant legislation, codes of practice, and good practice guides are implemented and met.

You will make recommendations for budget spend ensuring the maximum value is delivered for the resources deployed and/or contribute to budget management

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.

What we need from you:

• Relevant qualification to NVQ3 level or equivalent, or considerable experience of working with children/young people in a professional environment, (e.g. residential social work).

• Understanding of the needs of looked after children/young people, foster carers, Special Guardians and the role of Integrated Children and Young People’s services in supporting them.

• Awareness of Child Protection and Safeguarding issues with knowledge and experience of relevant professional issues. This can be the challenges facing children/young people with complex difficulties and the need for support in the development of their social functioning and skills.

• Experience of working effectively with individuals in challenging situation and the ability to understand and present oral and written reports on complex issues.

• A current driving licence and access to a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel to various locations.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

• We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life.

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

Closing Date: 05/06/2020

Disclosure and Barring Service

Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

For further information regarding this role please contact Lyn Moger, Snr Social Worker; 01454 866093 or email Lyn.Moger@southglos.gov.uk alternatively contact Michele Llewellyn, Fostering Team Manager; 01454 866190 or email Michele.Llewellyn@southglos.gov.uk

We’re making a difference: be part of it!

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