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Date Added: Mon 06/09/2021

Contact Worker

West Midlands (County), UK
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Job Type: Permanent, PartTime

Salary: £10 - £12/hour

To supervise a contact session between a child(ren) and their parent(s). We expect the worker to be always present with the family but unobtrusive within the period of contact. We are aiming for high quality contact - where children and parents can safely interact and play together within a room or outside the agency premises.

The contact worker must be aware at all times of issues of risk and safeguarding and be confident to intervene if required. The contact worker will need to inform the manager on site of any concerns. All families will have an allocated social worker.

The contact worker should preferably have knowledge of child development and an understanding of the challenges faced by children, young people and families. You must have sound knowledge of safeguarding procedures, good communication, observation and report writing skills. Qualification at NVQ level 3 in working with children and young people or equivalent is desirable. Previous experience or experience in a related area will be welcome.

The contact worker should be aware of health and safety expectations.

The contact worker must be able to keep clear and appropriate notes of the contact session. This will include observations on play, the relationship between family members, interaction of children and parents, as well as the interaction between the children and parents arriving and leaving.

Successful applicants require satisfactory DBS disclosures and references. Also, successful applicants must be car drivers
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