Caseworker

Salary: £31,000 – £33,000

Term: Permanent

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week with occasional evenings and weekends

Reporting to: Head of Service Delivery

Location: Kentish Town, London, NW5

Deadline for applications: 5pm Monday 3rd March 2014

Interview dates: w/c 10th March 2014

Organisation and role overview:

Friendship Works – an established and successful mentoring organisation for vulnerable children and young people is looking for a full-time Caseworker to join our dynamic team. You will be involved in all aspects of establishing and maintaining positive, child led mentoring relationships for children aged 5 to 16, including engaging children and their families in the assessment process and the recruitment, preparation and supervision of volunteer mentors.

You will need a professional qualification in psychotherapy/counselling, education, social work, youth work or a related field, or a minimum of 5 years experience of direct work with children, young people and families. You will have significant experience of working with children and young people and a good understanding of child development. You will be able to relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds and have excellent assessment and communication skills. Good supervision skills are also essential and previous experience of working with volunteers would be an advantage.

Main Responsibilities of the role are to establish and maintain supportive and effective mentoring relationships for vulnerable children and young people by:

• Assessing children and families and providing ongoing support
• Volunteer assessment, training, support and supervision
• Making and supporting new ‘matches’

 Information documents:

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Download the job application form

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Application instructions:

Download and read the job description. Download and fill out the application form.

In the section detailing how you meet each item of the person specification, please try to show how you meet each individual essential or desirable requirement. It may help to list each items as a heading and then write information under each to show how you have experience and understanding in this area.

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You will receive an email to confirm we have received your application.

If you have any questions, please contact Kate Gledhill, Head of Service Delivery, at kate@friendshipworks.org.uk.