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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Bassett Street, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 


Closing date:02 December 2021 at midnight 

To provide direct high quality integrated family support and childcare services to children and young people) as part of a family support/safeguarding plan, including kinship and foster carers, care leavers and Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children where appropriate

  • NVQ level 3 in childcare qualification (NNEB/NVQ3) or equivalent
  • Previous experience of caring for children or young people in a personal, voluntary or statutory capacity or experience of working to protect and improve the life changes of children or young people
  • Experience in a social care setting
  • Experience of working with service users from different cultural backgrounds
  • Basic Knowledge of child development
  • An understanding of the rights of service users
  • Understanding of social and environmental factors that have an effect on vulnerable, children, young people and families
  • Written skills sufficient to produce clear and accurate records
  • Verbal and interpersonal skills to communicate clearly with children, young people, families, colleagues and professionals
  • Able to encourage independence
  • Ability to work in a multi-agency context
  • Ability to understand and carry out Departmental instructions and procedures
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Ability to advise and support families and young people of domestic and personal care tasks
  • Able to apply principles of equal opportunities in practice
  • Able to use information technology applications e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Word and database applications as relevant to the department
  • Ability to work unsociable and flexible hours (note – this would be a change to working arrangements for some existing TSWs and would not be achievable by all of them)
  • Able to travel to designated locations
  • Current driving licence and access to a car
  • Willing to undertake further training, attend meetings and supervision
This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check

Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Helen Middleton Tel: 0116 305 9230 Email: Helen.Middleton@leics.gov.uk OR Rachel Harris Tel: 0116 305 4596 Email: Rachel.Harris@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.
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.


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