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Careers

Updated December 2021

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 Family Assessment Worker - Coventry & Birmingham 

Grade: 14 - 21 (£9.97 - £12.13 per hour)
Hours: Zero hours contract – on an ‘as and when’ basis
Location: Coventry and Birmingham

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 Bank 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!

Benefits of working at Dudley Lodge:

  • Shift patterns that make your commute calmer and quicker.
  • Staff wellbeing events throughout the year
  • Team building days
  • Auto-enrolment to a pension scheme with Standard Life if earning £833 or more per month, Dudley Lodge contributes 5% towards your pension, also matching additional employee contributions up to 7.5%.
  • Free tea, coffee, water and fruit for all staff
  • Continuous training and professional development opportunities

As a Bank 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 programme
  • Work in partnership with families, colleagues and professionals
  • Have a patient, calm and empathetic personality
  • Demonstrate good communication skills both verbally and in written form
  • Contribute towards ongoing risk assessments of families, acting decisively to protect children
  • Promote Dudley Lodge’s commitment to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults at all times.

For more details regarding duties and responsibilities please see:

Bank Family Assessment Worker Job Description & Person Specification

If you wish to apply for the Bank Family Assessment Worker position, please download the application form below. 

Application Form

Close date: When we have received sufficient applications.

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. 

 
 

Family Assessment Workers x 2 - Coventry 

 

NACRO Filtering Flowchart  

The NACRO DBS vetting process flowchart.