Support Worker

Sector: Public Sector / Social Care
Job Type: Contract
Date Added: 25 March 2019
  • Manchester, Greater Manchester, England Manchester Greater Manchester GBR WF13 3NT
  • Competitive
  • Josh Boland

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A career that's life-changing

Support Worker - Early Years Worker and family Worker

Location - Wakefield

Salary - £15,600 - P/T 18.5hrs per week

Interviews will take place on ...

How Action for Children works

Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 301,000 children, young people and their families - but for every child who needs help to get help, there's plenty more to do. That's where you come in.

The role

By working as part of a team to create an environment in which children's individual needs are met and high standards of care are provided, which meet the requirements set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

HMP New Hall Mother and Baby Unit is a 9 bed unit that offers holistic support for mothers and their babies who are often vulnerable and may have complex emotional and health needs. We work closely with a range of professionals and as part of a team to offer the best positive outcomes for the mothers on the unit and this is a vital part of our work.

You'll be working in our HMP New Hall Mother and Baby Unit project, offering Ofsted registered nursery provision, under a key worker system. You will provide holistic support to the mothers and babies on the unit including the delivery of a variety of parenting programmes, and will provide the prison with monthly reports, keep comprehensive running records and detailed information/reports for professional meetings and as part of social care assessments.

The difference

You'll significantly improve young people's lives:

  • By supporting vulnerable children and families
  • By role modelling good practice
  • By promoting child development
  • By offering a multi-agency approach

The person

You'll need:

  • Experience dealing with multi-agencies
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to build good rapport with people in the team and the vulnerable mothers
  • Must have worked with vulnerable people (children or adults)
  • Emotional resilience
  • The ability to build and develop relationships both professionally with colleagues and with the mums in the unit
  • Must have Level 3 Early Years qualification
  • To drive

The rewards

  • Minimum 29 day's holiday (pro rata)
  • Flexible working, including maternity, paternity and adoption packages
  • Season ticket travel loans
  • Company pension scheme
  • Discounts at major high street retailers.

Plus, there's a lot more besides.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful career with a leading UK children's charity.

Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.

If you meet all the criteria and would like to proceed with your application, you'll be redirected to an application form on our website which should only take around 5 minutes to complete. Please have your CV handy to upload. As this job involves working around children, there are some specific questions we need to ask you as part of your application process. Thanks for taking the time to apply and we wish you the best of luck!

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We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users, therefore all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

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