Contact Supervisor

Barnet, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TWHS401268_1600095059
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2020-09-14
  • Location: Barnet, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-13
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for an articulate Contact Supervisor to join the Family Services team in Barnet.

Main duties:

  • To be responsible for the direct provision of professional, child-centred contact supervision, within the Family Resource Centre and other designated locations as appropriate.
  • To ensure provision, recording, assessment and monitoring of Child Contact, with particular regard to children's racial and ethnic backgrounds and always with the needs and safety of the child as the paramount concern.
  • To ensure the service is delivered within its statutory obligations under legislation governing health and safety, fire safety, first aid and risk assessments
  • To offer direct provision, within an environment that is warm, welcoming, supportive and accepting of service users of child-centred social work, of supervision of children, to family, friends and carers, working always within the terms of court orders and referring agencies' conditions of contact and, in partnership with parents and carers
  • To take responsibility for one's individual caseload, including prioritising tasks, the keeping of accurate and relevant case files and the completion and updating of risk assessments relating to service provision and environment
  • To engage with referrers, agencies and families in order to ensure the effectiveness of the service provided and ensure compliance from other parties with the terms of the Contact Agreement
  • To provide concise, relevant and accurate recording of contact sessions in line with service guidance and informed by relevant theory, and careful recording of discussions and other communications with other agencies and professions
  • To undertake on behalf of the service, observations of child and family contact and produce written reports. Such reports may form part of wider assessments in care proceedings and, on occasion, provide supporting evidence to courts
  • To ensure intervention and action is in accordance with child protection procedures and the referring agencies' conditions of contact

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

  • NVQ 3 level qualification or above in social work, childcare or other related field
  • Organisational and team working skills including ability to prioritise and plan work and with report writing skills to Court standard
  • Experience of working directly with children and families in need
  • Some experience in Child Protection work and assessing risk
  • Experience in undertaking assessments within the DOH Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need
  • Court Work experience

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