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Children's Contact Supervisor

Advertiser: BarnardosMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
9 Jan 2019
Location
Auckland, Auckland Central
Salary
$15 - $19.99 per hour
Work Type
Part Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Children's Contact Supervisor

The role of a Contact Supervisor is to provide supervision during a contact visit between a child and their visiting parent, ensuring a physically, psychologically and emotionally safe environment for the child during the contact visit.  

We require Supervisors for permanent part time work and also casual staff who can work 7 hours every Sunday at our centers in Mangere and Waitakere. At times you may be required to work longer hours so some flexibility is also required. You will be working alongside our Coordinators and full training will be given.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for children’s safety during the contact visit.
  • Preparation of the session – briefings completed, risk assessment, set up of environment including appropriate toys and activities
  • Appropriate interaction between parent and child is facilitated and is monitored vigilantly.
  • Participate in debriefing at the end of each contact session and participate in any incident reporting and investigation processes as required.
  • Ensure that all relevant documentation is completed for each contact visit.

Skills and experience

This work is well suited to people who have the ability to deal positively with conflict, are mature and have life experience

  • No pre-requisite formal qualification necessary – full training will be given
  • Previous experience of working with children (0-14 years).
  • Knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts such as child development, attachment theory, dynamics of family violence is desirable.
  • A current First Aid Certificate or a willingness to obtain one. 

Benefits and perks

  • Learning and development programs
  • Flexible work policies
  • Mentoring Discounted childcare for staff members and a wellness programme which includes flu vaccinations and discounts with Southern Cross and Spec Savers.

About Barnardos

Barnardos is New Zealand's leading children's charity. Every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families. We believe that through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

With your help we can do even more.

The role of Children's Contact Supervisor sits within the Barnardos Child & Family Programme Assistant job family.

To view the Child & Family Programme Assistant position description please visit - https://www.barnardos.org.nz/work-for-us/

For more information please contact Lesley Macken  lesley.macken@barnardos.org.nz or +6496253687

Applications close 28th January 2019

Please only apply if you are eligible to work in New Zealand.

The role of a Contact Supervisor is to provide supervision during a contact visit between a child and their visiting parent, ensuring a physically, psychologically and emotionally safe environment for the child during the contact visit.  

We require Supervisors for permanent part time work and also casual staff who can work 7 hours every Sunday at our centers in Mangere and Waitakere. At times you may be required to work longer hours so some flexibility is also required. You will be working alongside our Coordinators and full training will be given.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for children’s safety during the contact visit.
  • Preparation of the session – briefings completed, risk assessment, set up of environment including appropriate toys and activities
  • Appropriate interaction between parent and child is facilitated and is monitored vigilantly.
  • Participate in debriefing at the end of each contact session and participate in any incident reporting and investigation processes as required.
  • Ensure that all relevant documentation is completed for each contact visit.

Skills and experience

This work is well suited to people who have the ability to deal positively with conflict, are mature and have life experience

  • No pre-requisite formal qualification necessary – full training will be given
  • Previous experience of working with children (0-14 years).
  • Knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts such as child development, attachment theory, dynamics of family violence is desirable.
  • A current First Aid Certificate or a willingness to obtain one. 

Benefits and perks

  • Learning and development programs
  • Flexible work policies
  • Mentoring Discounted childcare for staff members and a wellness programme which includes flu vaccinations and discounts with Southern Cross and Spec Savers.

About Barnardos

Barnardos is New Zealand's leading children's charity. Every year our services and people make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families. We believe that through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we are working hard to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to, in their own unique way, shine bright.

With your help we can do even more.

The role of Children's Contact Supervisor sits within the Barnardos Child & Family Programme Assistant job family.

To view the Child & Family Programme Assistant position description please visit - https://www.barnardos.org.nz/work-for-us/

For more information please contact Lesley Macken  lesley.macken@barnardos.org.nz or +6496253687

Applications close 28th January 2019

Please only apply if you are eligible to work in New Zealand.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?
  • Do you have experience working with children?

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