Job vacancy – Fortalice – Children’s Transition Worker – Facing the Future Project

Job Title: Children’s Transition Worker – Facing the Future Project
Salary/ Rate: £10.52
Location: Bolton
Closing Date: midnight on Sunday 8th August 2021
Hours: 21 hours per week

Background Information

Fortalice was established in 1977 to provide emergency accommodation and support for women and children experiencing domestic abuse within their own homes.

The organisation has expanded over the past years and now provides a wide range of services for women, families, children and young people within both the Refuge and the Outreach Support Centre. The ethos of Fortalice in relation to support is to focus on self-help, promoting self-esteem, confidence and independence to enable women to break free from abusive relationships and reduce the chance of re-victimisation thus moving on to a self-sustaining, independent life.

Children’s Transition Worker – Facing the Future Project

Temporary post for 3 years from 1st September with the possibility of extension subject to successful funding

Part time – 21 hours

£10.52 per hour

Due to exciting new funding opportunities, Fortalice have the opportunity to recruit a Children’s Transition Worker to join our dynamic, hard-working team. The new post involves supporting children and young people at our Refuge transition back into the community. If you have a background in working with domestic abuse, children’s or family support, social work or trauma and want to work in this challenging but rewarding field, please apply for an application pack.

Purpose of the role:

The Children’s Transition Worker will work in both refuge and community settings to ensure the smooth transition of families as they leave refuge settings into the community. The work will involve supporting children and young people to ensure they are able to readjust, work through trauma and settle into a more stable way of life.

The posts will involve various duties to meet the needs of the organisation

Key skills:

· Proven ability to understand the impact of trauma and the complexities around domestic abuse

· Proven ability to support children and young people with complex issues including challenging behaviour, mental health issues, self-harm and risk taking behaviour

· Experience of delivering individual support sessions with children and young people

· An ability to plan the delivery of individual sessions including creating, and using effectively assessment forms, evaluation tools to measure and record progress and outcomes and scheduling individuals sessions virtually and face to face

· A sound understanding of children’s safeguarding issues and a commitment to follow procedure

How to apply and other information

· Women only applicants can apply for the post as this is an occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1, schedule 9 of the Equality Act under section 7.2e of the Equality Act 2010

· The posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check due to the nature of the work undertaken by the organisation

· A current valid driving licence and the ability to provide a suitable vehicle for work with insurance cover for business use is essential

· To apply for a post, please request an application pack by email [email protected] The closing date for applications to be returned is midnight on Sunday 8th August 2021. Please note that any completed applications received after this date will not be considered. If you do not receive a response within five working days from the closing date, then you have not been selected for interview

· Interviews will be held on the week commencing Monday 16th August 2021

· Please note we do not accept CV’s