Family Finding Worker


The Adolescent and Children's Trust
Location 

Bath

Employment Hours 

Part Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£10,395 per annum

Job Highlights
  • The Family Finding Worker is responsible for receiving placement requests for children who need to be looked after and matching them to our foster carer in close cooperation with the Duty Social Worker.
  • The Family Finding Worker will be an integral part of this outstanding team and be required to attend in person events, training an team wellbeing, on a regular basis, local to Bristol.
  • We offer fantastic learning and development programmes and a range of opportunities for all roles.
Job Requirements/Description

Salary: £10,395 per annum + £300 per annum home working allowance

Hours & Contract: 14 Hours per week on Thursday and Friday - Permanent Contract

As a ‘not for profit’ organisation, TACT puts the needs of our children and carers first and look to appoint individuals who are as passionate about fostering as we are. We are a homeworking organisation, and we pride ourselves on our flexible working opportunities, available from day one, an extensive wellbeing programme and our benefits package, all curated to nurture a healthy work life balance for all our employees so they can give an excellent service to our carers and the young people and children we care for.

As a foster care charity, TACT invests all surplus income into services, staff, carers, and child development. This means that we have been able to invest unique projects like TACT Connect, our unique and ground-breaking scheme for TACT care experienced young people and adults, as well as our expanding TACT Education Service and our new Health Service. All our activities are built on our commitment to becoming a fully trauma informed organisation, in line with our key values and ethos.

TACT achieved 16th place in the UK Best Companies Work For survey results in 2023, with 91% of employees acknowledging that the organisation is run on strong values and principles and 94% stating they feel proud to work for this organisation.

TACT South West are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and highly motivated individual with experience in administration within the social care field for their Family Finding Worker post. This role is home-based, and it will cover placements Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, Wiltshire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Gloucestershire.

The Family Finding Worker is responsible for receiving placement requests for children who need to be looked after and matching them to our foster carer in close cooperation with the Duty Social Worker. The role requires exceptional communication skills and discretion, sensitivity and the capability to deal with conflicting priorities at times. The Family Finding Worker will be an integral part of this outstanding team and be required to attend in person events, training an team wellbeing, on a regular basis, local to Bristol.

In this role, you will be responsible for…

  • Processing referrals received from the Local Authority requesting a place for a child
  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with Local Authority Placement Teams
  • Liaising with appropriate parties regarding discussion of potential matches
  • Reviewing sensitive and confidential documents
  • Establishing professional relationships with colleagues, carers, and the children they look after to ensure the best outcomes for the children and young people in our care

You will be suited to this role if you have…

  • Experience in a social care & health setting
  • Experience of working with children/young people
  • Knowledge of current safeguarding procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to build a rapport and a positive working relationship with external partners.

TACT offer an excellent employee benefits package including:

  • 31 days paid holiday plus 8 annual bank holidays.
  • Flexible working arrangements (including compressed hours, flexibility around core hours, volunteer days policy).
  • Family friendly policies.
  • Homeworking ‘bundle’ including annual allowance, IT equipment and a loan for home office set up.
  • Help@Hand Employee Assistance Programme (including CBT counselling, 24/7 remote GP appointments, physiotherapy, mental health support and second opinions on serious diagnosis).
  • An hour a week of live, expert led activities through the Annual Employee wellbeing Programme.
  • Menopause Policy and free Menopause Clinician Appointments.
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme (salary sacrifice).
  • Fantastic learning and development programmes and a range of opportunities for all roles.
The Adolescent and Children's Trust
Location 

Bath

Employment Hours 

Part Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£10,395 per annum

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