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Life Story Support Worker

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3-8RA 


Closing date:29 April 2019 at midnight 

  • Coordination and completion of life story work for children with a care plan of adoption
  • Coordination of information sharing meetings to provide information about the child to the prospective adopters
  • Completing direct work with children to prepare them for their move to their adoptive home
  • Demonstrable experience of working directly with children and young people
  • Experience of using signs of safety
  • Experience of trauma inform practice
  • Service evaluation and review experience
  • Experience of analysing information
  • Experience of producing life story work
  • Experience of positively engaging a range of professionals and adults in a meeting
  • Experience of chairing a meeting, analysing information and producing minutes
  • Ability to work on own initiative to guide and support the work of colleagues and to work as part of an effective network around a child
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think and act independently
  • Ability to grasp new concepts/absorb and analyse large amounts of information and produce succinct reports
  • Ability to manage time and priorities work in an effective and productive way
  • Able to use to MS Office products (word/Excel/Outlook)
  • To have knowledge of the adoption process
  • Knowledge of life story work and the process to produce life story work
  • An understanding of and commitment to Equal opportunities and the ability to apply this to all situations
  • Ability to build effective working relationships which generate confidence and collaborative working (E) (A/L)
  • Demonstrate a high level of commitment to customer care, in particular providing an effective high quality service to both internal and external customers
This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check.
Please see the Life Story Practice Guidance and Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Emma Bulgin Tel: 0116 305 0367 Email: Emma.bulgin@leics.gov.uk
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.

If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk