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Emergency Hub Outreach Worker

  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC19754
  • Published: Tue 02/08/2022, 11:27 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/08/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,000 - £24,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hertfordshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic practitioner to take on the role as a Fostering outreach worker for the Emergency foster carer scheme which is due to launch Autumn 2022. The Emergency foster carer scheme is a new initiative with the purpose of creating a hub of foster carers who will be closely supported to care for children who are in need of emergency placements.  The foster carers and children will be supported by dedicated Fostering outreach workers who will be closely linked with the ARC service to deliver a trauma informed approach.

The purpose of this specific Outreach role is to support the emergency foster carers and the children who are placed them in an emergency. The children will be placed for up to 10 days until a suitable placement is found. The outreach workers will offer any support needed for the duration of the placement including collecting a narrative of the child’s story and helping them gather tools to support their emotional and mental wellbeing. The outreach workers will be working on a 1.2.1 with the children and supporting the emergency carer to prepare them to move to a new placement or transition back home to birth family. 

The Emergency foster carer hub will be made up of 1 Senior practitioner, Emergency foster carers and 4 Fostering emergency outreach workers closely with Fostering and the ARC

You will be required to work flexible hours, which will include direct work on evenings, weekends, and Bank Holidays on a rota basis. Access to a car is essential as you will need to travel to support and transport young people. Excellent communication and listening skills and being empathetic and insightful are essential, you will need to be calm, resilient, nurturing and emotionally aware with a passion for helping children affected by abuse and neglect to meet their potential through therapeutic care. You will be willing to learn and develop your skills and practice through training and additional study.

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  • Job Outline Emergency Hub Outreach Worker
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC19754
  • Published: Tue 02/08/2022, 11:27 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/08/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,000 - £24,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hertfordshire

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