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Careers

Updated 26th March 2020

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!

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 and financially support all new staff to undertake the NVQ Level 3 in Childcare Residential, where needed. There are great opportunities for career progression at Dudley Lodge!

Our shift patterns allow our staff to avoid the morning rush and school run traffic, making the commute to the centre’s a lot calmer and quicker. Staff are shown appreciation throughout the year with a full events and activities calendar, and the opportunity to receive additional allowances to their salary at the end of each year.

 

We are currently recruiting for:


Bank Children & Family Workers - Birmingham

Weekend Waking Night Workers - Coventry

Weekend Waking Night Workers

Job Title: Weekend Waking Night Worker  

Grade: 14 - 21 (£18,600 - £22,622) based on 37.5 hours, pro rata for part-time working
Hours: Weekend Nights available only, part-time (please state availability on application form)
Location: Coventry available
Rota Pattern: 9:30 pm – 7:30 am

Job Purpose:

As part of a team in a residential setting; to work with families on a day-to-day basis providing detailed evidence-based assessment recordings in line with the National Assessment Framework.

Key duties will include:

To observe and record the parents’ abilities to meet the immediate safety and care/welfare needs of their children.

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

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.

To work in partnership with families, colleagues and professionals

To provide a high quality, dependable service which meet our charity’s values and standards.

To provide childcare for children whilst their parents/carers attend Groups and Individual Sessions. To take responsibility for the security of the building and maintain a safe environment for residents.

To contribute towards ongoing risk assessments of families, acting decisively to protect children.

To carry 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.

Close date: Friday 24th April 2020

If you do not hear from us by Wednesday 29th April 2020 please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Interviews (Due to the current circumstances these will be via video call): Week commencing Monday 27th April 2020.

Application pack: (we do not accept cv's)

Download the job description & Person Specification click HERE

Download an application form click HERE

Children & Family Workers

Job Title: Bank Children & Family Workers
Grade: Point 14 - Point 21 (£9.54 - £11.60 per hour)
Hours: Bank - Zero hours contract – on an ‘as and when’ basis
Location: Birmingham
Rota Pattern: Following a rolling rota including weekends 7.30am -3.00pm & 2.30pm – 10.00pm

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!

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 and financially support all new staff to undertake the NVQ Level 3 in Childcare Residential, where needed. There are great opportunities for career progression at Dudley Lodge!

Our shift patterns allow our staff to avoid the morning rush and school run traffic, making the commute to the centre’s a lot calmer and quicker. Staff are shown appreciation throughout the year with a full events and activities calendar, and the opportunity to receive additional allowances to their salary at the end of each year.

Job Purpose:

As part of a team in a residential setting; to work with families on a day-to-day basis providing detailed evidence-based assessment recordings in line with the National Assessment Framework.

Key duties will include:

To observe and record the parents’ abilities to meet the immediate safety and care/welfare needs of their children.

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

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.

To work in partnership with families, colleagues and professionals

To provide a high quality, dependable service which meet our charity’s values and standards.

To provide childcare for children whilst their parents/carers attend Groups and Individual Sessions. To take responsibility for the security of the building and maintain a safe environment for residents.

To contribute towards ongoing risk assessments of families, acting decisively to protect children.

To carry 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.

 

Close date: Wednesday 8th April 2020

If you do not hear from us by Monday 13th April 2020 please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Telephone Interviews: TBC.

Interviews will be held over: TBC

Application pack: (we do not accept cv's)

Download the job description & Person Specification click HERE

Download an application form click HERE

 

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


 

 

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 2018 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.

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!

What are we looking for?

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our established and well-respected family assessment charity. At Dudley Lodge we work together with parents and professionals to achieve the best outcomes for children through undertaking comprehensive family assessments. You will need to be committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable people and show that you are able to empathise with others. You will need to be a great communicator and have good IT keyboard skills

No experience or qualifications are required for Family Worker roles as we provide a thorough induction and ongoing training and coaching. We are committed to developing your knowledge base and skills and financially support all new staff to undertake the NVQ Level 3 in Childcare Residential, where needed. There are great opportunities for career progression at Dudley Lodge!

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

Why work for us?

We offer a great range of benefits including:

Competitive rates of pay within the Social Care sector

On-site parking

Career progression

Regular supervision

Great opportunities for training and development

Health Care benefits

Employee assistance programme offering independent advice and support 24 hours a day

A contributory pension scheme

Highly supportive team

Free tea/coffee and fruit

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 recruitment policy, therefore the post is subject to reference checks, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check. Reference checks will be carried out to all organisations where an applicant has worked with children or vulnerable adults since leaving school.

Dudley Lodge 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”

You are welcome to discuss any of our vacancies with our HR Team, please call 02476502800.

Please return applications by the deadline provided

Email: recruitment@dudleylodge.co.uk