Support Worker – Field Services

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Support Worker - Field Services
Contract / Temporary

Sheffield TCL 0008 ABFC / 1

Posted: 21st March 2024 10:59
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  • Pay Rate:

    £10.92 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, 08:45 - 17:00

  • This opening assignment is for 4-5 months


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Temporary Support Worker - Field Services

Reference no: Sheffield TCL 0008 ABFC / 1

Pay Rate: £10.92 per hour PAYE

37 Monday – Friday, 08:45 - 17:00

This opening assignment is for 4-5 months


Pay rate negeotiable depending on experience

Enhanced DBS disclosure required

Assist Social Work staff within Fieldwork to improve and maintain the quality of the service provided to children and families, within the requirement of current legislation, regulations and guidance as applied by the City Council. Posts available in North and South fieldwork.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside Social Workers to provide advice and practical support to children and young people who are deemed “in need” under the Children Act 1989 or identified as in need of support.
  • To provide support and advice to families and carers on how best to meet the needs of their children or young people.
  • Assist with and co-work assessments with social workers and other agencies workers as appropriate.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of plans for children who are looked after / CIN or CP in accordance with their assessed need. To monitor and contribute to the review of such plans in liaison with social workers and other agencies.
  • Promote the educational, training, employment opportunities and social skills of young people and enable them to build these skills.
  • Establish links within local communities to ensure that effective responses to children and young people’s needs are maximised.
  • Assist young people in the development of a range of self- care and independent living skills.
  • Promote the health of children and young people and enable access to the appropriate health care professionals.
  • Maintaining up to date records of cases using management information systems.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.


  • English and Maths GCSE (A-C) (9-4) grade or equivalent certificate
  • Minimum NVQ/QCF level 2 in care in a children and families setting or certificate


  • Good knowledge of leading research as to how children and young people develop and can identify risks to that development
  • Knowledge of the Children Act 1989 and subsequent amendments.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding
  • Knows and understands when information can be shared and with whom
  • Knows what constitutes a transition and how and when to intervene; can provide information sessions for colleagues on this
  • Demonstrates understanding and provides support for the complexity of relationships associated with some children and young people
  • Understands the child/young person’s position in a family and the importance of parental engagement


  • Experience of working with children, young people and families at times of change in their lives and responding appropriately
  • Experience of working well in a multi-agency setting
  • Experience of working to information sharing protocols and procedures

Skills & Abilities:

  • Good communication skills – verbal and written
  • Excellent observation and record keeping skills and actively contributes to decisions based on research and experience
  • Skilled at resolving conflicts that can occur in multi-agency working and seeking best outcomes for children and young people and their families
  • Ability to make a basic assessment of need and risk
  • Ability to positively engage children and young people in making their own decisions
  • Ability to relate to children and young people
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Ability to assess information and risk and sharing this appropriately with others to improve outcomes for children, young people and families


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Job Ref: Sheffield TCL 0008 ABFC / 1
Support Worker - Field Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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