Grade: 14 -21 (19,446 - £23,651) (based on full time hours, pro rota for part time hours)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, part time hours may be considered, please stipulate the hours you can work on the application form
Rota Pattern: Following a rolling rota including weekends 7.30am -3.00pm & 2.30pm – 10.00pm
Our Commitment Statement
Our expectation of all staff is to demonstrate kindness, empathy, and fairness to all.
Dudley Lodge strive to provide an inclusive working environment and experience, where employees can bring their best, and authentic self to work. Where difference is recognised, respected, valued, and celebrated.
Our approach to inclusion and diversity is rooted in listening, learning and acting. This includes conducting ongoing listening forums across the company, the implementation of Inclusion & Diversity talking/support groups, workshops and training, good quality supervision, surveys and collaborative working parties. All with the core aim to receive honest feedback, reflect and continuously strive to be the best that we can be.
Are you looking for a Change in Career or to gain valuable experience in the field of Social Care/Social Work? Look no further and apply today to join our friendly team at Dudley Lodge! As a Family Assessment Worker, you will be part of a team in a residential setting; working with families on a day-to-day basis providing detailed evidence-based assessment recordings of the parents’ abilities to meet the safety and care/welfare needs of their children in line with the National Assessment Framework.
No experience or qualifications are required as we provide a thorough induction and ongoing training and coaching. We are committed to developing your knowledge base and skills. All new starters without the NVQ Level 3 in childcare, or equivalent, will be financially supported to undertake the qualification. There are great opportunities for career progression at Dudley Lodge!
Purpose of Job
- To work with families on a day-to-day basis, observing and recording the parents’ abilities to meet the immediate safety and care needs of their children. This will be completed through daily observations.
- To ensure parents/carers prioritise the safety and welfare needs of their children.
- To create a supportive learning/re-learning environment for parents and children.
- To provide childcare for children whilst their parents/carers attend Groups and Individual Sessions.
- Following training, to take lead responsibility for the playroom groups that will take place, these will include but are not inclusive to Baby Massage, Baby Sensory, Messy Play, and Musical Babies.
Benefits of working at Dudley Lodge:
- Shift patterns that make your commute calmer and quicker.
- Staff wellbeing events throughout the year.
- Team building days.
- Employee Assistance Programme – this is a scheme run by Dudley Lodge for its employees. It enables staff to gain access to qualified advisors for a wide range of services day or night.
- Health Shield - After 1 year’s continuous employment, you can opt for free cover under this Cash Plan policy.
- Attendance allowance at the end of each year.
- A pension scheme with Standard Life, Dudley Lodge contributes 5% towards your pension, also matching additional employee contributions up to 7.5%.
- Life Assurance - Group Life Assurance Policy with Canada Life. The scheme provides a tax-free benefit to all permanent employees, paying a lump sum amount of 2 x salary in the event of death in service.
- Free tea, coffee, water and fruit for all staff.
- Continuous training and professional development opportunities.
- Enhanced holidays:
- 22 days plus 8 bank holidays – up to 5 years continuous employment
- 27 days plus 8 bank holidays – up to 10 years continuous employment
- 32 days plus 8 bank holidays – over 10 years continuous employment
As Family Assessment Worker you will:
- Follow a rolling rota including weekends, 7.30am -3.00pm & 2.30pm – 10.00pm.
- Provide a high quality, dependable service which meet our charity’s values and standards.
- Provide appropriate advice and guidance to families in accordance with their work programmes.
- Work in partnership with families, colleagues and professionals.
- Have a patient, calm and empathetic personality.
- Good communication skills, along with the ability to express in written form.
For more details regarding duties and responsibilities please see:
Family Assessment Worker Job Description & Person Specification
If you wish to apply for the position of Family Assessment Worker, please download the application form below:
Close date: Thursday 30th September
If you do not hear from us within two weeks of close date please assume your application has been unsuccessful.
Telephone interviews: If you are successful you will be scheduled in for a telephone interview.
Face to face interviews: Following a successful telephone interview you will be invited in for a face to face interview.
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.