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Careers

Updated 19th March 2019

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 Workers

Job Title: Family Assessment Worker   
Grade: 14 - 21 (£18,235 - £22,178)
Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours per week) and Part Time avaliable

Following a rolling rota including weekends 7.30am -3.00pm & 2.30pm – 10.00pm
Base: Birmingham & Coventry

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. 

No previous experience is required as we induct and train our workers.

Job Purpose:

To work as part of a team in a residential 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.

Key duties will include:

To work as part of a team in a residential 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.

Close date: Sunday 24th March

If you do not hear from us by 28th March please assume your application unsuccessful

Telephone Interviews: 27th and 28th March, if successful you will be invited back for an interview at the center

Interviews will be held over: 3rd, 4th & 5th April

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

Download the job description & Person Specification click HERE

Download an application form click HERE

 

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

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.

Close date: Sunday 24th March 2019

If you do not hear from us by 28th March, please assume your application has been unsuccessful

Telephone Interviews: 27th and 28th March 2019, if successful you will be invited back for an interview at the center

Face to face interviews: 3rd,4th & 5th April.

Application Pack:

Download the job description  here.

Download the 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

 

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.

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.