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Support Worker

Kendal, Cumbria, England
Part time
Job level
Newly qualified, Qualified (non-manager)
9 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Sessional Support Worker to support children in fostering placements in Cumbria. As a sessional support worker, you will be responsible for helping to deliver support packages to children placed with foster carers.

This is your chance to work with Fostering Solution. We are part of the National Fostering Agency Group and while we retain our own identity we have benefited from the support of NFA's Services including working with thirteen other aquired fostering agencies nationwide.

The NFA Group is one of the largest independent providers of high quality foster care and special needs education and care. We partner closely with Local Authorities and UK foster carers to create the best possible opportunities and outcomes for child fostering. Now with Acorn Care and Education a part of the NFA family we provide special needs education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally.

Who we are looking for

NFA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all employees to share this commitment.

As an NFA, self employed sessional support worker you will need experience of working with children and young people and an interest in their welfare. Effective interpersonal and communication skills are also vital. An enhanced DBS will be required for the role together with a full driving licence and the use of a car.

As a Sessional support worker you may be required to provide transport, plan activities or support individuals. You will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. We require a flexible approach to working hours and the range of duties you will undertake to meet the needs of the services agreed by the Regional Manager and the local authority. . The successful candidate will be required to provide an emergency response to crisis experienced by the carer or child in placement, including weekends and evenings on a rota basis.

We offer a competitive hourly rate and mileage allowance.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Ref: 96525NIC

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