Community Support Worker (Part-Time, FTC)
Runcorn, Cheshire (Palace Fields, Castlefields and Murdishaw)
Caritas Diocese of Shrewsbury is a leading provider of high-quality early help and family support for children, families and communities.
We are now seeking a part-time Community Support Worker to join our team on a fixed-term contract until August 2022.
- Salary of £24,491 pro-rata
- Essential car allowance
If you are a support worker with experience of helping children, young people and adults, this is a superb opportunity to take your next step with our outstanding charitable organisation.
When you join us, you will discover that we are dedicated to children, families and communities and aim to empower each and every individual to enjoy the fullness of life. We aim to build stronger, supportive communities wherever there is disadvantage and live by our values of community, family, diversity, dignity, partnership and being welcoming.
So, if you are looking for a career when you can make a positive difference to people’s lives, we would love to hear from you.
As a Community Support Worker, you will be responsible for providing a high-quality Family Support Service in Runcorn, principally across Palace Fields, Castlefields and Murdishaw.
Working as part of our Support Team, you will operate in partnership and directly engage with local families and communities who are experiencing difficulties in their life.
Specifically, you will:
- Identify and build on family strengths
- Improve self-esteem
- Increase levels of confidence
- Encourage participation in the wider community
- Signpost services which enhance quality of life
- Reduce anti-social or unhealthy, risk-taking behaviour and improve mental health
To join us as a Community Support Worker, you will need:
- Significant experience of working directly with people on an individual or group basis in a flexible and creative way through a variety of interventions, activities and events
- Experience of undertaking home visits
- Experience of working with children, young people and adults affected by other life issues such as abuse, addiction, depression or anger
- Sound knowledge of child and/or vulnerable adult Safeguarding and Protection procedures
- Awareness of adult mental health and how this impacts on self-esteem, family life and isolation
- Knowledge and understanding of the Children Act and Every Child Matters
- Knowledge of systems and services which can be accessed by disadvantaged people and those with protected characteristics
- An NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Children’s Work, Community or a related discipline
- English Language and Mathematics GCSE or equivalent Grade C or above
- To be flexible and have competent IT skills
- A full, valid driving licence, access to your own vehicle and business use insurance
Knowledge and understanding of the role of voluntary agencies with the provision of social care would be beneficial, as would a sound knowledge of how other agencies work and the services they offer for signposting or referrals.
Experience of interagency working (within the children’s and adult workforce) would be advantageous, as would a parenting training qualification.
This is a part-time role working 14 hours per week on a fixed-term contract until the 31st August 2022.
Due to the sensitive nature of the post, offers will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.
Please note, CVs will not be accepted.
Other organisations may call this role Support Worker, Community Support Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Mental Health Worker, Early Years Support Worker, Young People Support Worker, Social Care Worker, Child Support Worker, or Children’s Advocate
The post-holder will be required to ensure that children, young people and vulnerable adults are safeguarded and must be aware that everyone has a safeguarding responsibility and a duty to refer any safeguarding concerns they may have to their line manager.
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