Temporary Family Activity Base Worker

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£24,294 - £25,979 (Pay award pending)
Cranworth Centre, Rotherham
Job Type
Full Time

This position will be based over 2 centres, The Cranworth Centre and Grafton House. This service supports the supervision of family time (contact) between looked after children and their birth family and connected people. This is a pivotal role which also requires candidates to support a positive environment for families, while also ensuring boundaries are in place.  In addition, there is an expectation that a timely and detailed report of the interactions witnessed is created.  

We currently have 1 temporary vacancy and are looking for candidates who have a variety of skills and experience. Key is a commitment to working with families and professionals to achieve best outcomes for the children of Rotherham.  In addition, the opportunities would offer helpful experience to anyone thinking of pursuing a career within children’s social care or studying to become a social worker.

A Driving Licence and access to a car would be essential as the post requires the transporting of children.

Main duties will include:

Communicating verbally with parents and carers to plan the sessions.

Observing and supervising Family Time sessions between children and family members.

Providing a safe, neutral and welcoming space for children to spend time with their parents and families.

Recording and reporting on the observations/interventions within the session to support social workers and other professionals in their work and improve the child/family experience.

Appropriate setting up and clearing away of the area used for the session.

Building a professional working relationship with families, professionals, and the team to ensure children/young people/families receive a positive experience throughout the process.  

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This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. As a Disability Confident employer, we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview. For further information, please visit our website.

Until 31st March 2026 employees paid at Band D and above are subject to a temporary pay reduction of 1.15% spread out by means of a monthly deduction from each pay period over the full financial year. In recognition of implementing this temporary measure, those who experience a pay reduction will be awarded three additional days leave (pro rata for part-time).

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This role expires 23/06/2024.
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