Manchester, Greater Manchester
Job description
Disrupting Exploitation - Parent Worker

Fixed term contract until 31st January 2022. The role is 37 hours a week. £23,388 per annum

Based at The Children's Society's offices in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester.

This role is based within our flagship national programme, Disrupting Exploitation. This programme works on supporting children who are victims of child criminal exploitation and their parents. We work through one-to-one and group work and also on changing the system around young people. Our systems change work includes working on policies and procedures, contexts, intelligence and information sharing and professional training.

This role sits within our Children and Families Directorate. Your role will be to support parents through one-to-one support and targeted group work who are parents or carers of children who are victims of child criminal exploitation. You will also be responsible for testing and learning new ways to support parents and prototyping new approaches and resources to deliver a high quality service to parents.

The Children's Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We're there for children, every step of the way.

We are currently looking for a compassionate, innovative and creative person to join our dynamic, ambitious team.

A key part of this role will be your ability to support parents/carers of children affected by child criminal exploitation, to enable parents to contribute and be part of safety and disruption plans, to reduce the divide between statutory agencies and parents/carers and to take forward - through a test and learn approach - findings from Snook (a service design agency) developing new approaches to working with parents.

In order to be successful in this role, you must have:

-Experience of working with families

-Experience of delivering training for professionals

-Up to date knowledge of safeguarding and issues around young people affected by exploitation/trafficking

-Relationship building skills

The Children's Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children's lives happier and safer.

Every day we're changing the lives of children in this country for the better - and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more.

The Children's Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.

Therefore, candidates applying for work in our CYP Directorate will be required to complete an “Employment history_template” document prior to interview.

The closing date for applications is 23.59 on 6th December.

Interviews will be held on Monday 16th December.
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Posted on: 21 November 2019
Closed date: 06 December 2019
Job ref: 3677
Tags: Support Worker