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Seasonal Contact Supervisor Scale 5/6

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£24,462 to £28,725
Various within Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours
TBC hours per week. Seasonal worker.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
24/02/2020 at 23:30 PM
Vacancy Description


Waltham Forest Council, London E17

Pay point scale:  scale 5/6

X10 Vacancies - Required for London and surrounding areas

Waltham Forest is looking for Sessional Contact Supervisors to join our pool of Contac Supervisor.  You will facilitate Contact Session 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 Contact Co-ordinator.  You will write the reports from home and email your written reports speedily and securely to the Contact Co-ordinator 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 are a supportive, challenging and inspirational team. Join us and you will help us to become a centre of excellence and best practice, building on the strong foundations we have laid over the last 18 months. In return for your hard work, we will give you the time and active support you need to make a difference. Promoting creativity is at the heart of our agenda to develop a good Contact Service and means you will be encouraged to share ideas, bring about positive change and strive to continuously improve outcomes for our vulnerable children.

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.

We would like applications from Contact Supervisors with two years experience.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact the Contact Service on 0208 496 2418/1601 Faustina

We will be more than happy to answer your queries:

Interview date: To be advised.


Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications have been received


Equal Opportunities
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 contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- 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.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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