Child Resource Worker (Zero Hours)

Role - Zero Hours Children's Resource Worker

Hours - variable and inconsistent including evenings and weekends

Salary - £12.77 per hour plus 15% Holiday Pay

Location - Home-based with travel required across Bristol, Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Swindon, and Gloucestershire

TACT South West are looking for a children's resource worker to collaborate with them to support unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people across this TACT region. 

The ideal Children's Resource Worker will already have some experience in working with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young  people who have experienced significant traumas as a result of adverse childhood experiences. We welcome applications from all genders and backgrounds, we particularly encourage male applicants in recognition of the needs of the children being supported by this role. The successful candidate will be working with children and teenage boys from non-UK displaced and refugee communities, some originating from Afghanistan for example.  There will be a range of opportunities for training and development for this role, as new workers join us on our organisation wide journey to become a fully trauma-informed organisation. 

As a Zero Hours worker with TACT, you will be a part of our amazing team of professionals working with our organisational values at the heart of their everyday practice. You can review our values here.

Key duties and abilities for our Children's Resource Worker will include:

  • Ability to work with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people
  • Supporting interventions and activities to ensure stable placement arrangements
  • Ability to transport children and young people to events, appointments and meetings (mileage reimbursed)
  • Occasional participation in virtual and face to face events and occasional residential meet ups
  • Ability to attend and assist with organising events and activities
  • Understanding and maintaining knowledge of safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures
  • Use of IT for email and communication
  • Willingness to work flexibly, according to deadlines and needs of the organisation

Please see the Job Description and Information Pack for full details of the role.

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

Closing: Midnight on Sunday 4th August 2024
Interviews: Wednesday 14th August 2024 (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.

We reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than advertised if the volume of applications is excessive, you are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

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