Child Resource Worker

Child Resource Workers (2 vacancies)

Permanent Part-Time (17.5 hours)

Home based but must be able to travel and have access to a car

Required weekdays, evenings and weekends

Areas covered: 1 vacancy for East Scotland + 1 vacancy for West Scotland

Rate of Pay: £12,150 per anum (FTE)

TACT is the UK’s largest specialist charity provider of fostering services. Our core work involves providing high quality and well supported fostering 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 are a leading voice in the sector.

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

Find out more about our values here:

TACT Scotland is recruiting two Children’s Resource Workers who can support TACT in offering a range of services which impact positively on the welfare of children and are in line with the 7 Core Aims for Children. As part of this work, workers will need to work closely with looked after children, the birth children of foster carers and foster carers to achieve agreed objectives for excellent care as outlined in Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC).

We have two vacancies, one to cover East Scotland and the other to cover West Scotland.

To be successful as a Child Resource Worker you should have the following experience:

  • Work in a social care health or education setting.
  • Work within a culturally diverse setting.
  • Unsupervised work with children/young people.

Please check the Job Description and Person Specification for more information about this position.

Please also see the Applicant Information Pack to get to know more about TACT, its vision, values and policies.

An Enhanced PVG check is required for this role and TACT will request one in your behalf if you become the sucessful candidate.

Closing: Monday, 21st September 2020
Interviews: Monday, 5th October 2020 (via Microsoft teams)

Safeguarding is everyone’s business and TACT believe that only the people with the right skills and values should work in social work.  As part of TACT’s commitment to safeguarding, we properly examine the skills, experience, qualifications and values of potential staff in relation to our work with vulnerable young children.  We use rigorous and consistent recruitment approaches to help safeguard TACT’s young people.  All our staff are expected to work in line with TACT’s safeguarding policies.

TACT does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

TACT reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.