Children Services Worker - Action for Children (4546)

Close date :
28 February 2021
Salary :
£17,500 pa
Location :
Description :

Permanent, Full Time working 37 hours per week

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

Early Help can be provided no matter how simple or complex the situation. Early Help means responding promptly if a child is at immediate risk of harm (or has other significant needs), as much as it means responding to a need which only requires advice or guidance.

Our Children's Centres across Devon provide a range of services to support any parent with a child aged eight years and under who feels they would benefit from Early Help. 

As a Child and Family Worker working across Bideford, Torridge and Holsworthy, you will be responsible for taking the lead on an lower level early help support caseload. You will actively participate and contribute into the team around the family support meetings, take the lead role in the crèche provision for the targeted interventions and organise and run targeted group sessions for the service users. 

You will also support and advise your colleagues while working within early years provision for the targeted interventions and use a multi-agency approach by liaising with other professional bodies.  The work pattern for this role can be negotiated for the right candidate and will be discussed at interview stage.

You will make a difference by:

- Providing direct family support in the early help service, through a blend of digital or face to face contact.
- Leading a creche for Children and their families that need extra and supporting them to grow within a secure environment.
- Supporting families within the early help model and managing a case load, where you will be required to record effectively, deliver an intervention, and refer onto other services as required.
- Contributing to and attending Team around the family meetings.
- Supporting children and their families in different environments and required to be confident in representing the Action for Children Service.
- Supporting children and their families to thrive by delivering different techniques and methods.
- Tracking children's learning and development and required to communicate with their parents and carers.

You will need:

- A NVQ Level 3 in Childcare or equivalent.
- Experience of working in nursery or similar environment.
- Confidence to deliver child led and informed interventions.
- Experience with child development and planning for individual child's needs.
- Experience of working with children and families.
- Knowledge of multi-agency working.
- Good understanding of safeguarding.
- Strong IT skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively with children and their parents/carers.
-Use of Early Years Foundation Stage and an understanding of the key person model.
-Passion and motivation to support children and families to grow, effectively communicate and develop together.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.


We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

Click on the above website to view the job description and to apply.

For more information, please contact Fatima Matin on 07918773592.
We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.