Children's Support Worker

Children's Support Worker (Occasional Irregular Hours) - Required weekdays, evenings and weekends

Salary : £12.77 per hour plus 15% Holiday Pay

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

TACT is the UK’s largest specialist charity provider of fostering 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.

Find out more about our values here:

We are looking for an experienced individual to be a Children's Support Worker with the TACT London and the South team, offering a range of services which impact positively on the welfare of children. The Children's Support 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 Support 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. This is not a full time time role. The hours are occasional and irregular depending on the needs of the foster children and foster families. This includes evenings and weekends.

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: Midnight Sunday 3rd January 2021
Interviews: Monday 11th January 2021 (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.