Child Resource Worker (Occasional Irregular Hours)

Children's Resource Worker

South Coast Area (Dorset and Hampshire) - Occasional Irregular Hours

TACT is the UK’s largest specialist charity provider of fostering and adoption services. Our core work involves providing high quality and well supported fostering or adoptive families for children and young people in the care of local authorities. Working in partnership with local authorities from our offices across England, Wales and Scotland, we are dedicated to providing creative, effective and outcome-focused services. We also campaign on behalf of children and young people in care, carers and adoptive families and are a leading voice in the sector.

Our vision is to provide better lives for our children and young people.

We are looking for an experienced individual to be the new Children's Resource Worker with the TACT South Coast team, offering a range of services which impact positively on the welfare of children. The Children's Resource Worker will work in partnership with parents, carers, children, young people, local authorities and their social workers according to the agreed contract of work.  Experience of working with children and young people and excellent communication skills are essential and a qualification in youth and community work, or the equivalent, would be desireable.

The overall purpose of the Children's Resource Worker role is to work closely with looked after children, the birth children of foster carers and the foster carers, to achieve agreed objectives for excellent care as outlined in the 5 Every Child Matters Outcome Areas in England.  

Due to the nature of this post the successful candidate will need to be willing to work with flexibility regarding hours and days of work and occasional overnight stays may be required for organised events. This role will cover the Dorset and Hampshire areas.

An enhanced DBS clearance is required for this role which TACT will undertake on your behalf. 

Please see the Job Description and Information Pack for more details.

  • Closing date: Sunday 23rd February 2020
  • Interview date: Wednesday 4th March 2020 (Location TBC)

Please note, we reserve the right to close this advert early, therefore early applications are advised.