Specialist Support Worker
The Salvation Army
Birmingham, GB
4d ago

Job description

Location : Family Centre in North Birmingham

Working hours : 40 hours per week - As per rota, which includes weekends, evenings and bank holidays

Contract : Fixed Term Contract for 12 months

Interview date : To be confirmed

Job Summary :

We are looking for a highly motivated and appropriately skilled person with a genuine desire to be part of the team that supports vulnerable families who are homeless due to domestic abuse.

Key Responsibilities :

The role of Specialist Support Worker with The Salvation Army is an inspirational one and key to achieving successful outcomes for clients and their children.

As a motivated and dynamic Specialist Support Worker you will be responsible for designing and delivering a high quality programme of support to children from a trauma informed perspective.

You will address clients’ support needs, enable them to make positive life choices and ultimately empower families to lead more sustainable lifestyles.

You will oversee Support Workers with line management responsibility. You will ensure that children within the centre have school placements and liaise with social services, local education authorities as part of a multi-agency approach

The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate :

  • Motivation towards supporting vulnerable clients to achieve focussed and positive life outcomes
  • Good customer service and time management skills with ability to prioritise workload
  • Improve standards by demonstrating own initiative towards problem solving which help benefit colleagues and clients
  • Able to design, create, implement, and lead children’s activities with a trauma informed approach
  • Leadership skills with managerial experience desirable
  • Early Years qualification desirable
  • Experience of working with children in a registered setting essential
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in range of IT Packages including Microsoft
  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of a culture of continuous improvement within the service and evidence of commitment to continuous professional development
  • Understand a personal value base which is in line with core values of the organisation and able to work within the Christian ethos of The Salvation Army
  • Demonstrate values of integrity and accountability within working practice
  • Work shifts, unsociable hours, weekend work flexible approach to hours worked as required
  • Please note : There is an occupational requirement that the post holder is female due to the nature of the setting.

    In order to complete your application please download and read the job profile attachment on the left.

    In the job profile you will find the criteria required for the role please make sure that you address this in your supporting statement.

    Appointment subject to satisfactory references and proof of right to work in the UK and an Enhanced DBS Check for Adults and children

    As a disability confident scheme employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

    CVs will not be accepted. Promoting equality in the workplace.

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