Achieving for Children is an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, expanding into the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in 2017. We are responsible for delivering the entirety of children’s services in all three local authorities.
Achieving for Children has been up and running for four years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.
The Contact Service is a part of CYPDS and Safeguarding of AFC/RBWM and we offer contact sessions for families from convenient locations within the borough with Mill House being the central point.
We aim to:
- Provide a safe and welcoming environment for contact sessions to take place in.
- Support both children and parents through contact, recognising that it can be a stressful time.
- Provide high-quality reports on contact sessions.
- Develop a strong relationship with referring agencies by providing an efficient and responsive service.
- Safeguarding is a top priority and we are committed to ensuring the safety of the children and young people using our service.
The role of the supervised contact worker will be accountable for:
- Supervised contact between children in care and the significant people in their lives as outlined by the allocated social worker.
- Producing comprehensive and well written reports on each contact session in line with the approved format and stipulated timescales, so that they are fit to present as evidence in care proceedings.
- As required present verbal evidence in court.
- Preparing for contact sessions, by ensuring familiarisation with the contact agreement, the identity and status of those due to attend the session and the location of the session.
- Ensuring that the adults having contact with the children keep to the contact agreement so that children have a safe and positive experience.
- If at any time the adults’ behaviour is assessed as being harmful to the child/children, the worker will need to end the contact in accordance with the agreed protocol.
- Ensuring that children are transported safely and punctually to and from contact.
In return we will offer you a high quality support and development opportunities. If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Christine Green on 01628 685878 for an informal discussion.
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.
Closing date: 14 July 2019
Interviews: w/c 15 July 2019