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Childrens Services Assistant

Job Type



South West




Posted Date

3 May 2024

Plymouth, Devon

Closing Date

12 May 2024

Green Ark Childrens & Manor Street Children's Centre/Emerging Family Hub is open to the whole community on a regular basis. We work in partnership with other agencies such as health visitors, midwives, nurseries, and local schools.

This is a permanent role which will be integral to the Family Hub network and involve working in partnership with children, young people and families, as well as other organisations to help people achieve the best possible outcomes. You will work across Green Ark Emerging Family Hub & Manor Street Children's Centre, as well as the wider city area as needed. We see the role incorporating some planned evening and/or weekend working.

How you'll help to create brighter futures

As Children's Services Assistant you will co-ordinate and direct the support to children, young people and families by agreeing and providing interventions, which may be specialised, enabling positive and agreed outcomes to be achieved, in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and regulatory requirements. You will make a difference by:

- Providing a high-quality service to children, and their families by understanding their needs and delivering appropriate interventions.
- Delivering to groups as well as working with families on a one-to-one basis.
- Achieving the highest standards of safeguarding, whether through supporting the children and their families who come into contact with our service, or by appropriately reporting concerns about any child.
- Working in partnership with other agencies to keep children at the centre of our work.
- Working collaboratively with colleagues and families to achieve positive outcomes.
- Listening to children, and families.

Let's talk about you.

Our job description for the Children's Services Assistant outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are:

- Level 2 qualification or above in Early Years/childcare working with Children, Young People and Families.
- Experience of working in a health, early years or social care setting.
- Experience of working with Children and young people (0-19 years) and supporting their families.
- Experience of working as part of a team or as an individual to deliver a frontline service. Experience of preparing, organising, reviewing and delivering individual and or group work
- Ability to keep children and young people as the focus of all work and ensure the child's feelings and wishes are represented in meetings and record keeping
- Up-to-date experience and application of safeguarding principles and the ability to promote the welfare of the child.

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Application Process

Please note we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role.

There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

Talent Pool

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Diversity, equality and inclusion

At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

[For Children Service roles only: Male staff are under-represented within our Children Service roles. We would like to encourage more male applicants for our Children Service roles.]

Don't meet every single requirement?

If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

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