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Tact

Child Resource Workers

Job Type

Permanent - Part Time Variable and Occasional Irregular Hours

Region

South Coast

Salary

Location

£12.77

Posted Date

9 July 2022

Hybrid working - based at home but with required to visit carers, young people and children within the South Coast Area

Closing Date

1 August 2022

The South Coast Team are looking to appoint support workers from Dorset, Hampshire, Bournemouth, Poole and Southampton.

As a ‘not for profit’ organisation, TACT puts the needs of our children and carers first and look to appoint individuals who are as passionate about fostering as we are. We know that we cannot provide exceptional levels of care without our staff which is why we prioritise their wellbeing. As a homeworking organisation, we pride ourselves on our flexible working opportunities, an extensive wellbeing programme and our benefits package, all curated to support a healthy work life balance for all our staff.

As a foster care charity, TACT invests all surplus income into services, staff, carers, and child development. This means that we have been able to invest unique projects like TACT Connect, our ground-breaking scheme for care experienced young people and adults, our expanding TACT Education Service and our newly established Health Service.

It is not surprising that in October 2021 the Times 100 Best Companies Survey evidenced “outstanding” levels of engagement amongst our staff and that we are currently listed as 16th in the UK’s Best Mid-Sized Companies across all industries and the 4th Best Charity to work for in 2022. Come and join us and be part of our amazing team of professionals whose vision is to provide better lives for our children and young people. Find out more about our values here: https://www.tactcare.org.uk/about-us/

This role offers flexible working with variable hours to suit your availability and includes essential training and development. TACT's Children's Support Workers are partners in establishing and maintaining excellent relationships with our foster carers, the children placed with them and the birth children of foster carers to achieve agreed objectives for excellent care as outlined in the respective National Minimum Standards or their equivalents.

The South Coast Team are looking to appoint support workers from Dorset, Hampshire, Bournemouth, Poole and Southampton.

Key duties for this Support Worker Role will include:

Experience of working in a social, health care or similar setting
Ability to form partnerships with parents, carers, children and young people
Facilitating liaison between our families and local authorities and other third parties as necessary
Knowledge and experience of safeguarding and child protection procedures and the relevant legislation
Having the skills to self organise and be able to engage with personal learning and development through supervision and training
Undertaking timely and accurate record keeping and reporting on all aspects of the tasks carried out
Ability to work flexibly, with enthusiasm with a diverse range of people
Willingness to work evenings and weekends and occasional overnight events and activities

An Enhanced DBS clearance is required and will be processed by TACT on your behalf.

Please see the Job Information Pack and Job Description for further information.

Closing: Midnight – Midnight on Monday 1st August 2022

Interviews: Tuesday 16th August 2022 (via Microsoft Teams)

Safeguarding is everyone’s business and TACT believe that only the people with the right skills and values should work in social work. As part of TACT’s commitment to safeguarding, we properly examine the skills, experience, qualifications and values of potential staff in relation to our work with vulnerable young children. We use rigorous and consistent recruitment approaches to help safeguard TACT’s young people. All our staff are expected to work in line with TACT’s safeguarding policies.

TACT does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

TACT reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

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