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Children's Contact Coordinator

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Job Information

Job Listing Date
1 May 2019
Location
Manawatu, Wanganui
Salary
$45,000 - $54,999
Work Type
Part Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Children's Contact Coordinator

About the role

Some relationships aren't smooth sailing but we know the value of family, so we provide a supervised contact service to help maintain kinship and repair broken bonds.

Providing supervised contact provides a safe, controlled and caring environment for children to spend time with a non-custodial parent or family member.

The Contact Coordinator plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the child has a physically and emotionally safe environment during the supervised parent contact sessions. 

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining safety during the contact visit for all parties
  • Lead a small team of supervisors
  • Preparation of files, meeting all parties, adherence to policy
  • Preparation of the session – rosters completed, briefings prepared, risk assessment, set up of environment including appropriate toys and activities
  • Facilitate and monitor appropriate interaction between parent and child
  • Participate in debriefing at the end of each contact session and participate in any incident reporting and investigation processes as required
  • Complete all relevant documentation for each contact visit

Skills and experience

This work is well suited to people who have the ability to deal positively with children and parents during a difficult time in their lives who ideally have life experience to draw from.  The person in this role will need:

  • Previous experience working with children (0-14 years).
  • A qualification in Social Services is preferred but not mandatory
  • Previous experience in leading small teams
  • An ability to understand the needs and respond appropriately to ensure children’s safety
  • The ability to develop safe positive relationships between parents and children 
  • An understanding and empathy for the children and families going through the supervised contact process
  • Knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts such as child development, attachment theory and dynamics of family violence is desirable
  • A current First Aid Certificate or a willingness to obtain one
  • Great attention to detail and is comfortable dealing with multiple priorities

Benefits and perks

  • Full training provided
  • Professional development available
  • Flexible work opportunities
  • Discounted childcare for staff members
  • Wellness programme which includes flu vaccinations and discounts with health providers
  • Generous sick and domestic leave

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 Coordinator sits within the Barnardos Child & Family Practitioner job family.

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

For more information please contact Gavin Rooney

email: gavin.rooney@barnardos.org.nz

Applications close 31 May 2019

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

About the role

Some relationships aren't smooth sailing but we know the value of family, so we provide a supervised contact service to help maintain kinship and repair broken bonds.

Providing supervised contact provides a safe, controlled and caring environment for children to spend time with a non-custodial parent or family member.

The Contact Coordinator plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the child has a physically and emotionally safe environment during the supervised parent contact sessions. 

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining safety during the contact visit for all parties
  • Lead a small team of supervisors
  • Preparation of files, meeting all parties, adherence to policy
  • Preparation of the session – rosters completed, briefings prepared, risk assessment, set up of environment including appropriate toys and activities
  • Facilitate and monitor appropriate interaction between parent and child
  • Participate in debriefing at the end of each contact session and participate in any incident reporting and investigation processes as required
  • Complete all relevant documentation for each contact visit

Skills and experience

This work is well suited to people who have the ability to deal positively with children and parents during a difficult time in their lives who ideally have life experience to draw from.  The person in this role will need:

  • Previous experience working with children (0-14 years).
  • A qualification in Social Services is preferred but not mandatory
  • Previous experience in leading small teams
  • An ability to understand the needs and respond appropriately to ensure children’s safety
  • The ability to develop safe positive relationships between parents and children 
  • An understanding and empathy for the children and families going through the supervised contact process
  • Knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts such as child development, attachment theory and dynamics of family violence is desirable
  • A current First Aid Certificate or a willingness to obtain one
  • Great attention to detail and is comfortable dealing with multiple priorities

Benefits and perks

  • Full training provided
  • Professional development available
  • Flexible work opportunities
  • Discounted childcare for staff members
  • Wellness programme which includes flu vaccinations and discounts with health providers
  • Generous sick and domestic leave

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 Coordinator sits within the Barnardos Child & Family Practitioner job family.

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

For more information please contact Gavin Rooney

email: gavin.rooney@barnardos.org.nz

Applications close 31 May 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 a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Have you completed a qualification in community services?

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