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Placement Support Worker

Hours of work: 15 or 30 hours per week after school (2pm-6pm) weekends (10am – 4pm)
Working pattern: Part-time options

Closing date: Sunday 26 June 2022
Interview Dates: TBC 

For an informal discussion, please contact Tracey Millen - Placement Support Practice Manager on 01323 747159

This is an interesting role working on a 1-1 basis with children who are looked after. Supporting them to develop and learn new skills to assist in their trauma recovery. You will need a good understanding of developmental trauma, have great communication skills, enabling you to engage with children, young people, their carer’s and other professionals.

You will need to form consistent relationships with children both individually and in a group.

You will be responsible for organising an agreed programme of work with a child/young person, you will need to encourage, support and motivate them towards agreed goals both short and long term.

It can be fast paced and varied, but we will make sure you get all the training and support you need to succeed.

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/109822/23767

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne

  • Salary
  • £22,689 to £23,346

  • Closing date
  • 26 June 2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Children Services

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 15/30

  • Job type
  • Care - Children and Young People