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Jon Vacancy: Specialist Family Assessors

Living Springs are currently recruiting two Specialist Family Assessors.

The post holder will be accountable to the Management Team and be responsible for undertaking objective parenting assessments with vulnerable children and their families in residential and community-based settings. The successful candidate will be expected to provide a professional high-quality service which meets our organisation’s ethos and values.

The successful candidate will have:
Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce Diploma, Social Care Pathway (or equivalent)
To be able to maintain accurate and detailed records of observations
To be able to teach and support parents, helping them to build on parenting skills
Candidates must have a good working knowledge of child protection legislation
Opportunities for training and development and regular supervision
Own car insured for business use, which is suitable for transporting parents and children and clean driving licence.

We are advertising for 2 contracted posts, 1 x 5 shifts per week and 1 x 6 shifts per week.

Candidates must be able to work a variety of shifts including evenings and weekends on a rota basis eg. 9.30am – 2.30pm, 2.30pm – 8pm, 8pm sleep – in shift.

There will be a mixture of double and single shifts.

Salary £8.60 per hour during probationary period, rising to £9.10 per hour, plus additional sleep-in payments for night shifts.

For a full job specification and an application form, please email Julia Mee, Operations Manager: or telephone 01384 872817.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 6th March with interviews to be arranged.

Living Springs Family Centre is a charitable residential assessment centre for children and families, set up in 1989 and is registered with Ofsted as a Residential Family Centre. We receive referrals from Children’s Services as well as Court direction to undertake comprehensive risk assessments of families where there has been neglect or abuse of children, or where there may be other safeguarding concerns. The focus of what we do is child centred, to see the situation from the child’s perspective, so that the child is given the best opportunity to develop, thrive and meet their full potential. The safety and welfare of children is our primary concern and any decisions taken or recommendations made will always be in the best interest of the child or children.

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