Grade: Scale Point 21 – 28 - £23,651 - £29,315
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Dudley Lodge is a UK registered non-profit making organisation established in 1895, we are one of the leading Family Assessment Centres in England and Wales. The whole emphasis of our organisation is to safeguard children.
We have been conducting quality Family Assessments for over 30 years and now operate over two sites; Coventry & Birmingham. We undertake residential, community based and day assessments.
Our Purpose is to provide the Courts and other relevant parties concerned with the safeguarding of children, a range of high quality, independent assessments, interventions and services regarding referred parents/carers’ abilities to keep children safe, and to assess their capacity and potential for promoting children’s continuing wellbeing.
Our Vision is that within five years, we will be the preferred provider of a range of independent, high quality ‘Safeguarding Children’ services. These will include: - Family Assessment, Legal
Protection, Preventative Services, Risk Assessment, Training & Education and other Specialist Services.
In 2020, we launched a voluntary community support service named ‘Hurdle’ as a sustainable part of our Charity.
Hurdle aims to address the widespread issue of multiple children being taken into the care system by focusing on prevention work. It is a community-led programme to support vulnerable parents who have lost or are at risk of losing their child/ren to the care system.
We work with women and men within a 30-mile radius of Coventry who:
• have just completed an assessment at Dudley Lodge or Bonner House,
• are expecting a baby and at risk of having their child removed,
• have just lost their child to the care system.
Hurdle offers befriending peer and mentoring support, in addition to providing supportive programmes, activities and projects. This includes:
• Setting personal goals,
• Emotional support,
• Parenting preparation,
• Grief support,
The Project Worker will be responsible for undertaking duties as part of Dudley Lodge’s voluntary community support programme; Hurdle, in accordance with aims and objectives of secured Lottery Community Fund Grant.
To work in partnership with colleagues in the organisation.
To provide a high quality and dependable standard of service which meet our organisations values and standards.
For more details regarding duties and responsibilities please see:
Hurdle Project Worker Job Description and Person Specification
If you are interested in the Hurdle Project Worker Position, please download the application form below.
You are also able to call us on 02476 502800 for an application pack. Please note we do not accept CV’S.
Close Date: Friday 25th June 2021
Interviews will be held on: Thusrday 1st and Friday 2nd July 2021
If you do not hear from us before 30th June please assume your application has been unsuccessful.
[Dudley Lodge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.
All posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain convictions and cautions are 'protected' and so are not subject to disclosure and should not be taken into account. Further information about this can be found on the DBS website or at Nacro.
This post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS disclosure.]