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Updated 01st May 2018

OPEN DAY ON 22ND MAY! Being held for the Family Assessment Practitioner role - Please refer to the news section for further details.  

Dudley Lodge offer residential and community-based parenting assessments from our centres in Coventry and Birmingham.  To work as part of a team in a residential and community based setting; providing detailed objective evidence based assessment recordings in line with the Working Together 2013 Assessment Framework. To examine and observe the nature of the interactions between the child, family and environmental factors and are key in helping make sound recommendations and to inform on future planning.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to complement our staff team to join our established and well respected family assessment charity. We offer competitive rates of pay, excellent working conditions, ongoing training, and the opportunity to develop within the organisation.

Are you looking for a Change in Career or to gain experience in the field of Social Care/ Social Work? Then look no further and apply to join us and become one of our Team. 

We have roles for Bank Family Workers, Waking Night Workers and Family Assessment Workers; no previous experience is required as we induct and train our workers. Employees can go on to gain Social Care Qualifications. 

The successful candidates will join the company to become part of the welcoming and friendly team.

We offer a great range of benefits including on-site parking an employee assistance programme, offering independent advice and support 24 hours a day, a contributory pension scheme, Health Care benefits and Childcare Vouchers Scheme. Tea, coffee, water and fruit are also available to staff free of charge.

If your still not sure feel free to discuss any of our vacancies on 02476 502800 and ask to speak with the HR Team or Centre Administrator.

We are currently recruiting for:

 

Family Assessment Practitioner (Birmingham & Coventry)

Family Assessment Practitioner (Applicants will need to be registered with the HCPC)

12 – Month contract   

Full-time (37.5hrs) Coventry & Birmingham

Scale Point 28 – 32 (£27,490 to £31,366)

Key duties will include:

To examine and observe the nature of the interactions between the child, family and environmental

factors and are key in helping make sound recommendations and to inform on future planning.

To provide appropriate advice and guidance to families in accordance with their work Programmes

and individual needs.

To work in partnership with colleagues in the organisation and provide support and assistance to

 Case Managers. 

To provide a high quality and dependable standard of service which meet our organisations values

 and standards.

To work towards building Case Management skills across first 12 months of employment with

opportunity to move into this role or another role beyond the 12-month period following training, coaching and experience.

Applicants will need to be registered with the HCPC

Application Pack:

Click here to download the application

Click here to download the job description & person specification

We are also holding an open day at Dudley Lodge. We are inviting you to come and look at around our Coventry center to attend a presentation and meet staff. This will be held on 22nd May 2018. Please refer to the news section on the website for further details.  Please download an application pack for this vacancy through our website www.dudlyelodge.co.uk. If you would like to discuss anything, please contact Tania Faithful or Debbie Dhillon on (024) 7650 2800.

Applicants that have not been selected for an interview please assume you have not been successful if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks from the close date.

Applicants that have been successful will need to be available to attend a group interview on Tuesday 12th June (10:00 am - 12:00 noon, held at Dudley Lodge) following this successful applicant’s will be invited back for an interview on 14th or 15th June.  

Closing Date: 31.05.2018

Bank Family Workers (Birmingham & Coventry)

Job Title: Bank Family Worker

Grade: Scale Point 14 – 21 (£9.35 - £11.37 ph)

Hours: Zero hours contract – on an ‘as and when’ basis

Hours will consist of both 7:30 am - 3:00 pm & 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm​

Does the post require a DBS check? Yes

To work as part of a team in a residential and community based setting; providing detailed objective evidence based assessment recordings in line with the National Assessment Framework.  To include undertaking individual sessions of work with families in order to promote positive parenting.

To provide quality & detailed evidence based assessment observation recordings.  These examine the nature of the interactions between the child, family and environmental factors and are key in helping make sound recommendations and to inform on future planning.

To provide appropriate advice and guidance to families in accordance with their work Programmes.

To work in partnership with colleagues i.e. Team/Case Managers, Training Manager etc.

To provide a high quality and dependable standard of service which meet our organisations values and standards.

Application Pack:

Download the job description HERE

Download the Person Specification​ click HERE 

Download an application form click HERE

Close date: Friday 11th May 2018

Applicants that have not been selected for an interview please assume you have not been successful if you do not hear from us by within 2 weeks from the close date. 

Applicants that have been successful will need to be available week commence 14th May for a short telephone interview. Following this successful candidates would need to be available to attend an interview on either Tuesday 22nd May, Thursday 24th May, Friday 25th May 2018.

​Family Worker (Birmingham)

Job Title: Family Worker

Grade: Scale Point 14 – 21 (£18,235 - £22,178 per annum)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Following a rolling rota including weekends 7.30am -3.00pm & 2.30pm – 10.00pm

To work as part of a team in a residential and community based setting; providing detailed objective evidence based assessment recordings in line with the National Assessment Framework.  To include undertaking individual sessions of work with families in order to promote positive parenting.

To provide quality & detailed evidence based assessment observation recordings.  These examine the nature of the interactions between the child, family and environmental factors and are key in helping make sound recommendations and to inform on future planning.

To provide appropriate advice and guidance to families in accordance with their work Programmes.

To work in partnership with colleagues i.e. Team/Case Managers, Training Manager etc.

To provide a high quality and dependable standard of service which meet our organisations values and standards.

Application Pack:

Download the job description  here.

Download the Person Specification​ click here 

Download an application form click HERE

Close date: Friday 11th May 2018

Applicants that have not been selected for an interview please assume you have not been successful if you do not hear from us by within 2 weeks from the close date. 

Applicants that have been successful will need to be available week commence 14th May for a short telephone interview. Following this successful candidates would need to be available to attend an interview on either Tuesday 22nd May, Thursday 24th May, Friday 25th May 2018..

​Waking Night Workers 

Job Title: Waking Night Worker 

Grade: Scale Point 14 – 21 (£9.35 - £11.37 ph)

Hours: Hours: 9:30 pm – 7:30 am (please state your availability on application form)

Centre: Birmingham & Coventry

To work as part of a team in a residential and community based setting; providing detailed objective evidence based assessment recordings in line with the National Assessment Framework.

To include undertaking individual sessions of work with families in order to promote positive parenting.

To provide quality & detailed evidence based assessment observation recordings. These examine the nature of the interactions between the child, family and environmental factors and are key in helping make sound recommendations and to inform on future planning.

To provide appropriate advice and guidance to families in accordance with their work Programmes.

To work in partnership with colleagues i.e. Team/Case Managers, Training Manager etc.

To provide a high quality and dependable standard of service which meet our organisations values and standards.

Carrying out observations and recording the interactions between the child and family for assessment purposes.
Undertaking individual sessions of work with families in order to promote positive parenting; providing appropriate advice and guidance to families in accordance with their work programmes.
Taking responsibility for the security of the building and maintaining a safe environment for residents.
Undertaking ongoing risk assessments of families, acting decisively to protect children.
Carrying out admin and domestic duties.
To actively promote Dudley’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults at a level appropriate to this group.

Applicant should also be flexible to cover other night shifts as and when required to meet business needs.

Application Pack:

Download the job description  here.

Download the Person Specification​ click here 

Download an application form click HERE

Close date: Friday 11th May 2018

Applicants that have not been selected for an interview please assume you have not been successful if you do not hear from us by within 2 weeks from the close date. 

Applicants that have been successful will need to be available week commence 14th May for a short telephone interview. Following this successful candidates would need to be available to attend an interview on either Tuesday 22nd May, Thursday 24th May, Friday 25th May 2018.

Children and Families Volunteer Workers (Birmingham and Coventry)

Hours: 2-6 hours per week for at least 6 months

Is the job exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act? Yes

Does the post require a DBS check? Yes

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to complement our staff team. Our volunteers provide support to the children and families resident in our centres and those accessing the newly established, lottery funded Community Support Project.    

Application Pack:

Download job description for the Volunteer role HERE.

Download person specification for the Volunteer role HERE.

Download an application form for the Volunteer position HERE.

Please contact Eileen Taylor on (024) 7650 2800 for an application pack.

Director-Trustees (Voluntary Post)

Would you like to join us in the challenges and rewards of governing our organisation which has been recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted?.  If so we are seeking additional Trustee-Directors.

These voluntary posts are responsible for the governance of our long established organisation which has a national reputation for offering high quality residential and community based family assessments from both our sites.  The Trustee-Directors play a crucial role in our organisation and the next stage of our exciting developments in other safeguarding children services.

We seek experienced members of the public as Trustee-Directors.  We are keen to recruit individuals who are highly motivated and willing to actively participate and play an effective part on the Board.  You will be committed and have the ability to think creatively.  You will promote Dudley Lodge’s continued success through strategic planning and reviews.  All our Trustee-Directors subscribe to our core values in everything they do.

Trustee Job Description & Person Specification

Trustee Application Form

Are the jobs exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act? Yes

Does the post require a DBS check? Yes

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. Dudley Lodge adhere to a safer recuitment policy, therefore the post is subject to reference checks, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

“We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons”

 

Please return applications by the deadline provided

Email: recruitment@dudleylodge.co.uk

Or post to Dudley Lodge, 143 Warwick Road, Coventry, CV3 6AT.

Contact
Dudley Lodge

Dudley Lodge
143 Warwick Road
Coventry
CV3 6AT

Tel: 02476 502 800

safeguarding@dudleylodge.co.uk