Salary: £11.73 an hour (Inc. London waiting allowance)

Perks: Paid annual leave, pension scheme, career progression, fantastic training opportunities, employee wellbeing support, employee discount portal with all your favourite brands

Contract/Hours: Casual (Flexible to suit your work/life balance).

Varied Hours – pick and choose when you work, around your study, family, retirement, or home life!

“I love working as a casual Children’s Services Worker – I get to build my knowledge, my experience and work with a friendly and funny bunch of people, staff, and children alike! It works around my family life and I choose when I work – what’s not to like?”

Closing Date: Midnight on 29th September, if we receive a high number of applications, we may have to close earlier than advertised.

Location: Camden & Islington London

About Action for Children

Action for children supported 604,885 children and their families last year. You can be part of the excellent work we do with pathways into working in early years, safeguarding, families with disabled children, fostering and adoption, residential care, mental health, young carers, young people, and parenting support.

The role

Action for Children Short break services in Islington and Camden support disabled young people in their own homes or in their local community. Our community-based services do just that. They support children to make and meet friends, connect with their communities, and enjoy new opportunities and experiences.

We encourage children to be ambitious about what they want to do and work with them to make their wishes a reality. The approach is about being inclusive, flexible and, above all, fun.

As a Children’s Services Worker, you will be responsible for providing support to children, young people, and families by agreeing and directly delivering interventions, with appropriate direction, which enable positive and agreed outcomes to be achieved, in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.

We are seeking experienced and enthusiastic casual Children Services Workers to join our established and dedicated team at Islington Children’s Centre. If this sounds of interest, please read on for more information!

You will make a difference by:

-Providing direct family support in the early help service, through a blend of digital or face to face contact.

-Supporting families within the early help model and managing a case load, where you will be required to record effectively, deliver an intervention, and refer onto other services as required.

-Contributing to and attending Team around the family meetings.

-Support children and their families in different environments and required to be confident in representing the Action for Children Service.

-Supporting children and their families to Thrive with delivering different techniques and methods.

-Tracking children’s learning and development and required to communicate with their parents and carers.

You will need:

-A NVQ Level 3 in Childcare or equivalent.

-Experience of working in a health, early years, or social care setting.

-Experience of working as part of a team or as an individual to deliver a frontline service.

-Confidence to deliver child led and informed interventions

-Experience with child development and planning for individual child’s needs.

-Experience of working with children and families.

-Good understanding of safeguarding.

-Ability to communicate effectively with children and their parents/carers.

-Passion and motivation to support children and families to grow, effectively communicate and develop together.

Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we’d love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. Given this and how having a diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate the diversity of those that work with us and as an inclusive workplace we want all our current and future staff to feel able to be themselves in the workplace.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to understand and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Good luck! We can’t wait to hear from you.

Application process: There are 5 sections for you to complete, Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration – please refer to the JD and Person Specification when applying. We want to know what unique qualities you can bring to help us reach our vision for children and families.

Talent pool: We’re sure you’ve got what it takes to join our ambitious team. If you’re unsuccessful this time around, we’d like to hold your details in case similar jobs come up that you might be better suited for. But feel free to let us know if you’d rather we didn’t do that.

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