Children and Families Assessment/Support Workers – Part Time – Bideford

  • Part Time
  • Permanent
  • EX39, Bideford, Devon
  • £12.70 - £13.84/hour USD / Year
  • Salary: £12.70 - £13.84/hour

Social Care

Tide House is an Ofsted registered residential family assessment centre based in Bideford. We provide evidence-based assessments for the courts and local authorities and are seeking two motivated and enthusiastic part-time children and family assessment/support workers to join our highly dedicated team.

Our aim is to provide families with the opportunity to access advice, support and guidance with the purpose of improving their parenting skills and enabling them to better meet their child(ren)’s needs within the course of the assessment. The scope of our work includes role-modelling, supporting, and assessing parents’ day-to-day core parenting skills. For example, this could include supporting parents in preparing healthy and balanced meals, developing, and maintaining daily routines for children and babies or supporting parents to learn budgeting and independent living skills. Many parents that we work with are vulnerable due to alcohol or substance misuse, domestic abuse or domestic violence or mental health difficulties. The children that we work with are often under the age of 5 so experience in Early Years would be an advantage.

An understanding of safeguarding is essential as part of this role. Experience or training in any of the following areas would be beneficial:

* Working with vulnerable children

* Domestic abuse and domestic violence

* Alcohol or substance misuse

* Probation

* Mental health

* Early Years

However, we may consider applicants who do not have this experience but are looking to develop a career in social care and have the right personal qualities.

You will need to be an excellent communicator, assertive and confident.

We offer a robust induction and shadowing process for all new staff.

You will receive monthly supervision, appropriate training and excellent peer and team support to enable you to fulfil your role.

Working hours

Tide House is a 24/7 service and therefore applicants need a degree of flexibility in terms of work patterns. We operate a 2-week repeating rota. Please note that these roles require working alternate weekends.

The work pattern is as follows:

Post 1: average of 24.25 hours per week

Week 1

Monday: Retained shift

Thursday: 08:00 – 16:00

Friday: 15:30 – 22:00

Week 2

Monday: Retained shift

Thursday: 15:30 – 22:00

Friday: 15:30 – 22:00

Saturday: 15:30 – 22:00

Sunday: 15:30 – 22:00

Post 2: average of 16.50 hours per week

Week 1

Tuesday: 15:30 – 22:00

Wednesday: 15:30 – 22:00

Thursday: Retained shift

Week 2

Saturday: 08:00 – 16:00

Sunday: 08:00 – 16:00

Note: Retained shift – requires availability to work up to 8 hours between 10am-10pm if needed on the day. Salaried payment is for 4 hours regardless of whether required to work or not. If required to work, additional hours worked over and above the 4 contracted hours are paid separately.

The roles require the ability to fulfil all written and spoken aspects with confidence and fluency in English. A good standard of literacy and IT competence is required. Please note – we do not sponsor Visa’s for this post. UK Right to Work is required. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for all our posts. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.

We reserve the right to close these vacancies early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

What we can offer you

* £12.70 per hour weekdays, £13.84 per hour weekends/Bank Holidays.

* Weekday evenings overtime (as may be needed): Time and a Half

* Weekend overtime (as may be needed): Double Time

* Company Pension

* Private medical insurance

Please see the job description and person specification for information about the role. When completing your application form please ensure that you provide a supporting statement which demonstrates how your experience, qualifications and/or personal qualities will enable you to fulfil the requirements of the role.

Interview Date: Interviews will be arranged as we receive suitable applications

Salary: £12.70 – £13.84/hour

Job Type: Permanent, Part Time

Location: EX39, Bideford, Devon

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