Salary range: £24,462 - £26,274 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 1 x 36 hours per week / 1 x Job share (2 days a week)
Location: Freeman Family Centre, Civic Centre, Community and other locations from time to time
An Exciting Opportunity...
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
The post involves supervising contact sessions between children and their parent(s)/carer(s)/family members. The contact worker will need to ensure that the children remain safe from emotional and physical harm during contact. They will be required to transport/escort children to and from contact sessions safely as well as record and report contact session observations to a standard acceptable for Family Proceedings.
No formal qualifications are required for this post although applicants will be expected to possess good verbal and written communication skills. You will need knowledge of relevant current legislation, such as the Children’s Act 1989 and 2004, Knowledge of child development, child protection and safeguarding issues.
An understanding of and commitment to the promotion of the needs of children and their parents/guardians is essential. Experience of working with children and families is also required. You will also need to have access to your own car which you can use to transport children to and from contact, as well as a Full Clean Driving Licence, including Insurance cover for Business.
Closing Date: 2 August 2020 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: To Be Confirmed
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.