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CYM365 Sessional Family Contact Support Worker (PW1), Cymru Supervised Contact Outreach Service

Job Ref: CYM365

Area(s): Wales

Based: Caledfryn Way, Penyrheol, Caerphilly, CF83 2BW

Part Time: Variable hours per week


Salary: £8.95 per hour

Barnardo's Cymru has a comprehensive experience and expertise of delivering supervised contact in Wales and currently delivers in the Boroughs of Cardiff, Caerphilly and Flintshire in North Wales working in partnership with CAFCASS providing expanding Barnardo's Cymru's specialist supervised contact services.

The main purpose of the role is to help parents build on their capacity to enhance their children's health and development.

Your Initial Specific Responsibilities will be:
- To take appropriate action to protect children's safety and promote their welfare, intervening where this is threatened and terminating the contact if deemed necessary.
- To write or contribute to reports for courts or other agencies.
- To be prepared and able to give evidence in Proceedings if required.
- To undertake training as necessary including an initial induction.

The successful post holder will have:
- Experience of direct work with children and families in complex settings.
- An understanding of family dynamics, the impact on children/parents of family breakdown and related issues.
- Ability to anticipate, diffuse and manage conflict.
- Ability to deal sensitively with people in stressful situations.
- Excellent communication skills.

You will be required to travel to and work at any place in Barnardo's South East Wales Locality, it is also a required to work flexibly including evenings and weekends.

Barnardo's will endeavour to offer you employment in the capacity set out above from time to time. However, there will be periods when no work is available. We have no obligation to provide you with any work, or to provide any minimum hours of work in any day or week. In addition, you are not required to accept work offered by us to you.

This is an ongoing vacancy, applications will be reviewed on a regular basis and shortlisting and interviews will be arranged accordingly.

We believe in embracing equality diversity and inclusion

Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with Barnardo's will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:
- Receipt of References satisfactory to Barnardo's.
- A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (if applicable to the role)
- If you have been living/travelling outside of the UK for 6 months or more a Certificate of Good Conduct (CGC) will be required if applicable to the role

It is also very important when filling in the reference section of the application form that you ensure that you supply the referee details of all your employment experience covering the last five years, please use an extra A4 sheet if required. Please also indicate any gaps of employment in the appropriate section.

If you wish to download your application form and send it via the Royal Mail or deliver by hand please send to Cymru People Team, Barnardo's Cymru, Trident Court, East Moors Road, Cardiff CF24 5TD. Tel: 029 20493387. Or email


Please note we can only receive application forms in Word or PDF format; please do not attach application forms via SkyDrive. (CV's are accepted to support your application form ONLY).

To apply, please return the completed application form by email to the address below, quoting the job ref CYM365 in the subject line.

Interview Date(s): TBC