Family Care Adoption Services has been funded by the National Lottery Community Fund to provide a five year Life Story Service to young people in and from care until 2nd June 2024, and we are recruiting for a FULL TIME PROJECT WORKER to join our Team:
Main duties of the post:
To work as part of the Project Team in delivering a Life Story service to young people referred to the Project across Northern Ireland.
To compile information from statutory files and reports, and record family background and other material in relation to young people referred to the project, who have been adopted, fostered or raised in care.
To undertake direct, structured sessions with these young people and their families, to share the information gathered, and help them to explore and understand their personal history, at an age-appropriate level.
To engage with birth families, previous carers, significant others and referrers in a supportive and participative manner.
To create and publish a bespoke Life Story Book for each young person, as a record of the information gathered and sessions undertaken.
To participate in the operation of the young advocates component of the Life Story Project, and support participants to take the lead.
To liaise with referring agencies as appropriate.
For additional responsibilities please see JOB DESCRIPTION & SPECIFICATION
Qualifications & Experience
Minimum Level 4 NVQ/CACHE Qualification in working with Children / Families / Young People; or Level 5 Diploma/ BTEC/HNC/HND in Children’s Care/ Early Years; or Degree in Social Work/ Early Childhood Studies / Youth & Childhood Studies.
Minimum of two years experience in last five years in direct work with young people and families.
Registered with NISCC.
For additional requirements please see JOB DESCRIPTION & SPECIFICATION
APPLICATIONS CLOSE THURSDAY 12th AUGUST at 4.00PM
INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD FRIDAY 20th AUGUST
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