Unqualified – Family Link Worker



Salary: From £00.00 to £12.47 per hour

Job description

You will provide supervised Family Time for child/ren who are unable to live within their own family and also assist with producing Life Story Books for children with a care plan of adoption.

You will need to have experience of working with challenging families and be able to act upon your own initiative to safeguard children. You will need to have experience of working directly with children and families, including those who may be vulnerable and may have experienced neglect or abuse.

You will require knowledge of the journey of a child through the care system and be able to translate that into a child friendly language as well as being able to write concise, professional reports suitable to be presented in court as evidence. You will need to provide support to vulnerable children, young people and their families, promoting positive relationships whilst decisions are being made regarding the future care plans for children.

You will need to have excellent observation and communication skills and be able to record and write reports based on your observations. You will also need be fully IT literate and be able to work to tight timescales.

You will need to have a Level 3 (or equivalent) qualification in a relevant field i.e. Child Development, Health, Education, Early Years, Social Work etc. You will need to be able to work alone and use your own initiative. You will need to have a flexible approach to working and be available to work on a rota basis for weekend cover.

You will need to be able to drive and have access to a car for work purposes as you will be expected to travel throughout the county. You will need to be highly motivated and committed to delivering an excellent service to children and families across Herefordshire.

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