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CAFCASS Family Support Worker

  • Location

    Lambeth

  • Sector:

    Health & Social Care

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    15 Per Hour

  • Contact:

    Chloe Osawe

  • Contact email:

    recruitment@swanstaff.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    01322 618100

  • Job ref:

    JA Lambeth CAFCASS

Are you a social worker, family support worker, or counsellor looking for extra work. Can you tailor support to meet the needs of the families. If yes Swan Family is looking for a CAFCASS sessional worker to help support our centres based in London and Coventry, we are an independent provider facilitating child-centered supervised and supported contact for children and family members. Our aim is to make sure children keep in touch with their parents and families in a safe, friendly and informal atmosphere.

We are looking for a CAFCASS sessional worker who share our values, as well as understanding the value of building strong collaborative relationships. You will be dedicated and focused on great practice that makes a real difference to the children and families we support.

Responsibilities:

  • Observe and supervise contact between children, young persons and parents, including other family members.
  • Risk managing and intervening as necessary to safeguard children.
  • To follow safeguarding procedures of Swanstaff and its clients at all times.
  • To report any safeguarding concerns promptly
  • To attend supervision and training courses in relation to the tasks, as required.
  • To provide high quality early safeguarding and child protection advice, assessments and analysis to the Court on the needs and best interests of children subject to or involved in Family Proceedings.
  • To directly work with, or on behalf of children & families to achieve safe and positive outcomes for children, referring to other services where this will produce benefit.
  • You need to be resilient and organised with the ability to work promptly with strong IT skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • To listen to each party's feelings and concerns.
  • To suggest and discussing workable solutions.
  • To help clients to consider all options.
  • To maintain and develop relationships with Local Authorities, social workers, solicitors and other professionals and service users whilst ensuring contact demands are met.

Essential Requirements:

  • NVQ level 3 in children and young people workforce or related fields integral
  • A current DBS for working with adults and children - we can assist you

Desirable Requirements:

  • A driving licence and access to a car is desirable but not essential
  • Experience working with CAFCASS
  • Experience working with vulnerable children and families