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Children's Champions - Casual Basis

Looking for experience within fostering?

Location: Frome, Bristol, Gloucester

Salary: £10 per hour

Part Time        Casual Contract

Working Pattern: Casual Basis. Hours dependent on need but sessions will more than likely be between 9.30am-6.30pm with occasionally some later nights- the session times can be flexible to meet both your needs, the young person’s and the foster carers.

The Role

Capstone Foster care has a brilliant opportunity for a dedicated and dependable individual, with relevant experience of working with children and young people, to join the team.

We are looking for someone to work alongside our MATTS (Multi-disciplinary Assessment Treatment and Therapy service) on focussed work with children and young people who are placed within our agency in the community, in leisure activities or at school.  The work will be discussed alongside you by the team of professionals working with the child/ young person.

As an Individual Worker, you will be there to provide one to one support our young people. You will be expected to build positive relationships with the child and help them to trust and feel safe with adults. You will also be expected to model acceptable behaviour, promote pro-social behaviour and practice problem solving skills. The Individual Worker will be responsible for undertaking observations and providing information to the clinical team about the social functioning and skill development of the young people in community settings.

The successful candidate will work closely with members of the clinical team to offer support and provide vital assistance for a variety of tasks that contribute to ensuring children’s care and development needs are met. As directed, you will be responsible for planning, facilitating and delivering a range of support services. This includes implementing group activities for carers, children and young people, undertaking visits to placements.

What we’re looking for:

  • Hold a full UK Driving Licence and have a vehicle
  • Are willing to undertake an enhanced DBS
  • Have experience in working with children and young people, including managing challenging behaviour
  • Have a good understanding and awareness of child protection issues
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing with a wide audience
  • Are willing to work flexible hours, including non-office hours, in order to meet the needs of supporting young people socially outside of school hours
  • Share a commitment to Equal Opportunities in all work practices and to improving the lives of Looked After Children

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