Sessional Contact Supervisors
SESSIONAL CONTACT SUPERVISORS
Waltham Forest Council, London E17
Pay point scale: scale 5/6
Required for London and surrounding areas
Waltham Forest is looking for contact supervisors to form a bank of sessional workers. You will provide a contact service for children and young people, who are in the care of this local authority, with some of their family members. You will act as a member of a team with the purpose of safeguarding and promoting the child’s welfare and identity.
To make the most of the role, you will be an excellent communicator and be able to build positive relationships between the child and their family. You will be reporting back to the child’s social worker. You will write the reports from home and email your written reports speedily and securely to the manager of the contact service and to the case holding social worker.
You will have
- some knowledge of the principles of the Children Act 1989/2004
- knowledge of what children need
- excellent communication skills
- good skills to assess risks
- good observational and report writing skills
- a current driver’s license and access to use of their car which is covered by business insurance
- access to a secure internet connection
- and be flexible with working hours: this may include evenings and weekends
We offer you training and regular supervision. You need to agree for an enhanced criminal record bureau check.
We welcome applicants form Eastern Europe in particular from Lithuania and Poland.
To find out more information please contact: Faustina Ekpang
For an application form and further details please visit our website
Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications have been received
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy
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