Sessional Contact Supervisors are needed primarily for supervising contact between children and separated family members across the city - in contact centres and the community.
You will be required to fully document details of the contact and to submit your report within 24 hours. Full training and excellent support are provided.
About the role
Sessional contact supervisors are based at home and must have internet access on their own computer. A full driving licence and use of a car for business purposes are essential.
Applicants must have knowledge of child protection issues and previous experience of working with children and families. Excellent report writing and IT skills are vital, along with an ability to deal sensitively with difficult or unexpected situations as they arise. Although an A level standard education is desirable we would positively welcome applications from people who can demonstrate good written and communication skills.
Applicants must also be able to work individually and as part of team, have an understanding of anti-racist practice and be aware of safe working practices.
Casual Hours between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday and weekends
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce..