Job vacancy – TDAS – Children and Young People’s Support Worker

Job Title: Children and Young People’s Support Worker
Salary/ Rate: £14,315.47 (£23,541 FTE)
Location: Manchester
Closing Date: Monday 3rd May 2021
Date of Interview: TBC
Hours: 22.5 hours per week
Contract Period: · Fixed term until 31st March 2025

Background

TDAS is an independent voluntary organisation which is affiliated to Women’s Aid England. TDAS and has been operating since June 1990. TDAS is a company Limited by guarantee and a registered charity.

TDAS is the only specialist agency in Trafford to deliver services to adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.

Purpose of the role

To deliver our specialist Children and Young Peoples provision in the Community to children who have or are currently are living with domestic abuse and suffering the traumatic effects of such. The CYP Support worker will provide 1 to 1 and/group support to children in the local community using a trauma informed approach.

You will work as part of a skilled, multi-disciplinary staff team and must be approachable and highly motivated in supporting and encouraging people experiencing domestic violence/abuse to make informed choices to determine their own future.

The CYP support worker will work closely with TDAS Integrated Partner Support DA Advisor and also case workers from our partner organisation, Talk Listen Change (TLC), to ensure the safety of survivors and children throughout the course of the intervention.

Main Duties

• Access, organise and deliver the appropriate services to meet the needs of the children/ young people and their families.

• Coordinate and run 1-2-1 sessions in schools or the community.

• Work Closely with the IPS DA Advisor and Talk, Listen, Change (TLC) to provide a holistic support package to the family.

• Undertake initial assessments on children and young people and compile individual support and safety plans based on recognised frameworks within agreed timescales.

• To Keep daily recordings which are factual, accurate and up to date

To apply for this position it is essential that you have a NNEB/NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification in child care and education, social care or teaching. You must also have minimum of 2 years experience of working with children and young people in crisis and knowledge and understanding of the effects of domestic abuse on men, women, children and young people. You must be able to assess risk, support plan and deliver services. It is essential that you have an up to date knowledge of Child Protection and Safeguarding.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS.

Applicants with minimum qualifications and experience will only be considered. Please do not send CVs, as they will not be processed.

No agencies please. For further information please contact [email protected] Tel: 0161 872 7368 An application pack is available to download from www.tdas.org.uk