Children and Young People’s Worker, Additional Needs Specialist

Salary
25323
Position type
Full time
Closing date
26/06/2024

We are advertising for a Children and Young Person's Worker, Additional Needs Specialist. For an application pack please contact [email protected]

Job Description

 

Job Title:                     Childrens and Young Persons Worker, Additional Needs Specialist

 

Contract:                    Subject to annual funding review, 3 years minimum

 

Salary:                        £25,232 per annum Scale 3a

 

Hours:                         37 hrs per week to include early evening. Could include some weekend work.

 

Annual Leave:           28 days plus bank holidays

 

Location:                    Based in Peterborough

 

Job Purpose:

 

Plan and implement play sessions and other activities to meet the needs of children and young people with additional needs.

 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

 

  1. Work with children and their families

 

  • To contribute to each child’s individual support plan,

implementing actions, through casework discussions.

 

  • Promote the welfare of children through providing appropriate levels

of support to children e.g., helping children to express their feelings             through play, and to cope with the changes in their lives.

 

  • Provide resources (both material and physical) in order for children to play/express themselves in age and culturally appropriate ways.

 

  • Arrange individual sessions with children according to their needs.

 

 

  • Arrange a variety of social outings relevant to the children and young people at the refuge

 

 

  • Assist mothers to find school and nursery places for their children and to offer appropriate levels of support to maintain attendance at these             establishments

 

  • Provide advocacy role with and on behalf of children.

 

  • Attend Child Protection Conferences and participate in core groups as necessary

 

  • Provide respite care for children during the day so mothers can access support on their own

 

 

 

  1. Liaison with staff, other agencies, and volunteers

 

  • Share with the other Children’s Worker overall responsibility for the provision of play facilities for children in the refuge.

 

  • Contribute generally to the smooth running of the refuge

 

  • Advise, support, and liaise with staff in other relevant agencies.

 

  • Attend in-house and community meetings specifically relevant to work in progress.

 

  1. Development of Service Provision

 

  • Attend in-house and community meetings that may enhance work practices

 

  • Keep abreast of current issues of debate that surround the subject of families that experience domestic violence.

 

  • Take up training relevant to your duties and future developments.

 

 

 

  1. Administration and Finance

 

  • Produce information, reports and publicity documents as may.

be required.

 

  • Fundraise to supplement the children’s budget in conjunction with the other Children’s Workers and other staff members.

 

  • Keep accurate records of interactions with children and young people

 

  • Contribute to the Children In Need annual report

 

 

Other

 

  • Together with the other children’s worker, to be responsible for health and safety upkeep of play equipment in playroom, conservatory, and garden.

 

 

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Children’s Worker

 

 Specification Essential or Desirable Assessment Method*
Education and qualifications
 

·        A recognised qualification in a relevant children’s care field or substantial experience of working with children and young people

 

·        Experience of working with children and Young People with additional needs

 

 

 

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Application

 

 

 

Application

 

 

Experience
 

·        Experience of planning activities to meet the needs of individual children.

 

·        Experience of looking after children

 

·        Experience in maintaining play equipment and knowledge of Health & Safety in a childcare environment.

 

·        Ability to empower children and enable them to fully participate in the group work sessions and service development.

 

·        Experience of working with vulnerable children, or children “at risk” and their mothers/carers

 

 

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Abilities/skills/knowledge
 

·        An understanding of the impact of violence against women, including domestic violence, on children and parenting

 

  • Ability to work with children and young people of all ages.

 

  • An understanding of anti-oppressive practice

 

 

  • Able to keep accurate records and write reports to funders

 

 

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Attitude and presentation    
 

·        High level of self-motivation

 

·        Excellent team working and communication skills.

 

 

·        Consistent and flexible – able to deal with changing and competing demands.

 

·        The ability to be calm and resilient whilst under pressure and to remain optimistic and persistent.

 

·        Ability and willingness to develop skills to enhance practice and the service.

 

 

·        Absolute commitment to the safety and security of our service users, and staff team and the need to maintain confidentiality

 

 

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General

 

·        Ability to travel within the local area

 

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