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Individual Worker | £18k – £24k | Full time, 40 hours per week |Swanwick Office
Do you want to work for a Foster Care Agency who care about you and your learning and development?
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people?
Do you want to work for a Foster Care Agency who have been four times consecutively rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted?
If you answered yes to the above questions; Blue Sky Fostering are looking for a person just like you!
Blue Sky Fostering are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, passionate Individual Worker, who can work directly with young people on a 1-2-1 basis to enable them to thrive; improving the outcomes and lives of Looked After children and young people. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and contribute to the therapeutic planning and work undertaken as part of the team around the child;
Blue Sky + Therapeutically Led Care Service (TLC) provides therapeutic foster placements to children and young people across the South of England. The children are likely to have suffered previous placement breakdowns and needing an enhanced placement to help carers manage the child’s trauma and challenging behaviour.
TLC provides a strong cohesive team around the child, which includes a clinical psychologist, trauma and attachment therapists, social workers, the foster carer and support workers.
The role of the Individual Worker is to support the young person’s progress in the TLC Programmes and foster placement through working with them in the community, in leisure activities or at school. Specifically, to provide one to one support to young people, and provide some necessary respite for the carers.
In summary this post is for a competent worker to engage in direct, focussed work with children – to build positive relationships with the child, to model acceptable behaviour and help the child to trust and feel safe with adults.
Who we are?
Blue Sky Fostering is an established Independent Fostering Agency, operating across the south of England. We provide a number of different services including mainstream fostering for children aged 0-18, Parent and Child Placements, and we also have a Specialist Fostering Service providing more intensive therapeutic foster placements to children and young people.
Why work for us?
In return for your service not only will you be working for an employer that really cares but you will also receive the following fantastic benefits:
The hours are 9:30am – 6:30pm with 1 hour unpaid lunch.
Please apply with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and an application form will be sent to you.