Childrens Support Worker Job at Look Ahead Housing and Care – in Tower Hamlets

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Date posted


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Tower Hamlets


£23,000.00 per annum


25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, staff discounts, healthcare, and career progression.

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Full time

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Fixed Term Contract, Full Time

Childrens Support Worker

Job description

Children’s Support Worker, Look Ahead Care Support and Housing, Tower Hamlets . 1 Year fixed term contract to September 2023

Looking for a new role where you can make a difference every day? We’re looking for a kind, compassionate and resilient Children’s Support Worker to join our service in Tower Hamlets.

£ 23,000.00 per annum, working 40 hours per week, plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, staff discounts, healthcare, and career progression.

Look Ahead is a dynamic, leading, not-for-profit care and support provider in London and the South East. As an organisation we deliver over 110 services, providing support to around 7000 customers each year. We work across mental health, homelessness, young people and learning disabilities so there are plenty of opportunities to grow and progress your career with us.

We’re looking for a Children’s Support Worker, to join our service.


  • A recognised qualification in childcare such as NVQ level 3, NNEB/DCE,
  • Experience of working with children of all ages
  • Experience of working with children who’ve experienced Domestic Abuse.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children of different ages and backgrounds, and help them communicate their experiences
  • Experience of planning, facilitating, evaluating and recording group play
  • Experience of writing Reports
  • Ability to work flexibly around working hours


  • Enthusiastic
  • Works well in a team.
  • Experience of working with children in a residential setting
  • Experience of delivering Domestic Abuse recovery programmes
  • Experience of coproducing delivery outcomes and gathering evidence in accordance with them

Job Overview:
To offer practical and emotional support to children and young people aged 0-16 years, who are living with the effects of Domestic Abuse and Violence and overcoming the traumatic impact on their lives. The support is offered during their time in the refuge, through the transition from refuge to their new home and ongoing support in the community. Support is also offered to children who live in the wider community who access the service independently.

To liaise and work together with all other agencies involved with the families, to meet their ongoing needs appropriately and effectively. The post is restricted to females only due to the nature of the role. The occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that the needs of children and young people in the refuge are assessed as part of admission and the duration of their stay
  • To plan and implement a programme of therapeutic and recreational activities for children and young people living both at the refuge and in the community, as well as play-work and activity trips
  • To provide individual, age-appropriate key working sessions for children of all ages. With a focus on safeguarding, including risk and safety planning, emotional & physical health & wellbeing, education, and social & family networks
  • To encourage and support mothers to build loving and consistent relationships with their children
  • To work in partnership with all agencies in relation to safeguarding children following both local and national approaches around Early Help Assessments, CIN, TAF and Child Protection Protocols
  • To act as the Lead Practitioner in early help assessments and using early help principles to develop support plans for sub-threshold families, ensuring effective multi-agency involvement.
  • To write and contribute to the completion of Reports for Courts and Children’s Social Care Conferences and meetings regarding the families, when required.

This is not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of Look Ahead

Person Specification:

  • Open to feedback and self development.
  • Has a practical and logical mind and is naturally well organised.
  • Thrives on change and enjoys dynamic diverse environments.
  • Is confident with high levels of self-esteem.
  • Is respectful, articulate and sensitive in style of communication.
  • Is motivated towards excellence and improvement of personal. performance with a can do attitude.
  • Enjoys social interaction and the company of others, joins in local activities to encourage customer involvement.
  • Ability to cope positively with challenging and diverse behaviour
  • Prefers working as part of a group or team.
  • Is fundamentally calm and resilient, does not let emotion adversely affect them or obscure their judgement.
  • Flexible

If your application for this role is unsuccessful, but we feel that you would be suitable for another role, we may contact you to discuss alternative opportunities.

If this occurs, you would not need to submit another application for the alternative role.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion at work and are accredited with the Inclusive Employers Standard 2021. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

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Company Location:  Tower Hamlets

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