Children's Support Worker

Children's Resource Worker 

Salary: £12,150 per annum pro rata (FTE £24,300) and £375 Home Working Allowance per annum pro rata

Hours: 17.5 hours per week - including evenings and some weekend working

Location: Yorkshire and the North East (travelling required)

TACT is the UK’s largest specialist charity provider of fostering services. Our core work involves providing high quality and well supported fostering 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 to recruit an experienced individual for appointment as Children's Resource Worker with the TACT Yorkshire and North East England Team, offering a range of services which impact positively on the welfare of children. Experience of working with or advocating for children and young people, alongside excellent communication skills are essential and a qualification in youth and community work, or equivalent, would be desirable. TACT's Children's Support Workers provide services in close partnership with parents, carers, children, young people, local authorities and their social workers according to the needs of our children and families, providing post holders with varied and rewarding duties.

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 regulatory Outcome Areas  for England, with the aim of impacting positively on the welfare of children.

We would welcome applications from candidates based in Yorkshire and North East who would be willing to travel to surrounding areas, when it is safe to do so.. Due to the nature of this post the successful Children's Support Workers 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 when it is safe to arrange them.

The Child Resource Worker post is eligible for TACT's excellent benefits package including:

  • 31 days paid holiday (pro rata for part time roles)
  • flexible working arrangements
  • group income protection scheme,
  • death in service insurance cover 
  • stakeholder pension scheme
  • retail discount scheme membership 
  • fantastic learning and development opportunities

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

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

Closing: Midnight  on Sunday 14th March 2021
Interviews: Friday 26th March 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.