Sessional Contact Worker
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 Court.
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 use.
Closing Date: 27 May 2019 (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.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
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.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for an ‘Enhanced and Barred (Children and Adults)’ DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.