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Children's Contact Supervisor

Advertiser: BarnardosMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
27 Nov 2019
Location
Canterbury, Christchurch
Salary
$15 - $19.99 per hour
Work Type
Casual/Vacation
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Children's Contact Supervisor

We require casual Contact Supervisors who are flexible to be rostered as well as work on an ‘on call’ basis at our Centres in Christchurch.  As most of the contact sessions happen on a Saturday weekend availability is required. Training is provided and Supervisors work alongside the Facilitator and Coordinator to ensure safety of all children.

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 (0-12 years).
  • Knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts such as child development, attachment theory, dynamics of family violence is desirable.
  • Flexibility and ability to manage change with a positive outlook
  • Have a basic understanding and empathy for the children & families attending sessions
  • A current First Aid Certificate or a willingness to obtain one. 

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 lizzie.whitcombe@barnardos.org.nz

0272343764

Applications close 31 January 2020.  

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

 

We require casual Contact Supervisors who are flexible to be rostered as well as work on an ‘on call’ basis at our Centres in Christchurch.  As most of the contact sessions happen on a Saturday weekend availability is required. Training is provided and Supervisors work alongside the Facilitator and Coordinator to ensure safety of all children.

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 (0-12 years).
  • Knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts such as child development, attachment theory, dynamics of family violence is desirable.
  • Flexibility and ability to manage change with a positive outlook
  • Have a basic understanding and empathy for the children & families attending sessions
  • A current First Aid Certificate or a willingness to obtain one. 

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 lizzie.whitcombe@barnardos.org.nz

0272343764

Applications close 31 January 2020.  

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 own or have regular access to a car?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?
  • Do you have experience working with children?
  • What's your highest level of education?

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