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Organisation: The Benjamin Foundation
Job Title: Senior Child Care Worker
Location: Great Yarmouth
Salary: £23,120 per annum
Hours:  37.25 per week

Job Role: We are looking to recruit a Senior Child Care Worker to support the Registered Manager and Assistant Manager in all aspects of the running of The Boat House (Children's Home) for 11-16 year olds with emotional and behavioural difficulties based in Great Yarmouth. To also provide an effective link between children and young people, team members and management, to take shift lead and fulfil on call responsibilities. The successful candidate must have experience of working within a Children's Home setting and must have a Level 3 Children and Young Persons Workforce Diploma or equivalent Qualification.  

The Benjamin Foundation values diversity and welcomes applications from all minority groups and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children. An Enhanced DBS check will be required for successful applicants. The Benjamin Foundation fully embeds the Nurtured Heart Approach ® in all that it does and staff will adopt this approach as a part of their practice. Information and training about this Approach will be provided.

Application packs can be downloaded here 

Telephone: 01692 502145 or Email: recruitment@benjaminfoundation.co.uk

Closing Date for Applications: Tuesday 9th September 2014


Organisation: Families' House - part of Break Charity
Job Title: Supervised Contact Worker (x2)
Location: Norwich, Norfolk (FH1459)
Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.£19,167 - £22,000 per annum (pro rata) - non social work qualified (depending on skills and experience)£24,000 - £27,000 per annum (pro rata) - social work qualified (depending on skills and experience)
Hours:  Each post would be between 21 - 28 hours per week Due to the nature of the role this position would include working on alternative Saturdays and up to 6.00 pm one day each week. 

Families' House - part of Break Charity is proud of its track record in using creative approaches in its work with families. We offer a range of support projects to assist families who are parenting apart.  Families' House is a regional supervised contact centre with enhanced accreditation by the National Association of Child Contact Centres.  This post is to provide a quality contact service to children and their families, ordered by the Family Court, who have separated or divorced in conflictual circumstances or are separated from their parents due to safeguarding concerns. 

We are seeking to recruit two Supervised Contact Workers to provide facilitated observe and record supervised contact sessions and deliver the Separated Parents Information Programme. These posts would be in a part time capacity and candidates are invited to express an interest in the number of hours they would be available. Additionally the workers would deliver the court directed Separated Parents Information Programme, a four hour course funded through CAFCASS (Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service). We are looking for experienced family support workers, social workers or teachers.  

Preferably with experience of supervised contact or the skills to handle the complex referrals received via CAFCASS and Children's Services. A willingness to undertake PTLLS (Preparation to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector) to assist in the delivery of the SPIP is desirable. These posts are partly Lottery funded.  

For more information contact Suzanne Bryant - Manager, Families' House. Telephone number:  01603 621702. You can apply using the following link: www.break-charity.org/opportunities/vacancies/ 

The Safe Care Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 and the Formal Interviews will be held on either Thursday, 14 August or Friday, 15th August 2014. 

Closing Date for Applications: Tuesday 29th July 2014 


Organisation: The Benjamin Foundation
Job Title: Bank of Teaching Assistants
Location: Great Yarmouth
Salary: £9.56 - £9.91 per hour depending on experience
Hours: Will vary to meet the needs of the school Contract:  Permanent - Zero hours 

Job Role:  Copperfield School is seeking to recruit a bank of Teaching Assistants to join the team. Copperfield School has developed an outstanding reputation for delivery and grown from strength to strength since responding to the need for an alternative education provision for children with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. The Benjamin Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children. An enhanced DBS check will be required for successful applicants. The Benjamin Foundation fully embeds the Nurtured Heart Approach ® in all that it does and staff will adopt this approach as a part of their practice. Information and training about this Approach will be provided. 

Please not all applications will be acknowledged within 10 working days. Application packs can be downloaded here

Telephone: 01692 502145 or Email: recruitment@benjaminfoundation.co.uk


Organisation: Family Matters
Job Title: Family Support Practitioner 
Location: Bowthorpe, Norwich, Norfolk.
Salary: £9.25 per hour.
Hours: 18 hours per week, term-time plus 12 days.   

Job Details: This could be your opportunity to join a small, friendly and innovative team delivering family support in Norwich. Family Matters is seeking a resourceful person, with relevant qualifications, and experience of supporting both parents and children of primary school age. This post is currently funded for one year to cover maternity leave.  
We will be actively seeking additional funding to increase the size of our team to meet need, and there may therefore be the possibility of further employment at the end of the contract. You will work with the family to devise a Family Action Plan, and put together a package of support to help them meet their desired outcomes. This could involve working on your own, with Family Matters' colleagues, or with colleagues from other agencies.  

Support might include one-to-one support for parents, support to help children express their wishes and feelings and develop resilience, whole family activities, or group support for parents or children. Amongst other attributes, you will need experience of assessing and monitoring families' needs; understanding of effective parenting skills and issues affecting parents and families; understanding of issues affecting children aged 4-11 years, including child development; good communication skills and the ability to manage challenging situations.  

A full job description and person specification is included in our application pack. How to Apply: Full details of this post and our requirements can be found in our application pack.  Please contact us at fmatters@btconnect.com or 01603 747471 to request your pack (office closed Fridays).  

To save postage costs, we would prefer to email the application pack to you if possible.  No applications by CV, and no approaches from agencies please. If you have any questions relating to this vacancy please contact Carla Larkins or Clare Howard: contact details as above. 

Closing Date for Applications: 25th July 2014

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