About the role
The role of a Contact Supervisor is to provide supervision during a contact visit between a child and their visiting parent or other family member, ensuring a physically, psychologically and emotionally safe environment for the child during the contact visit.
Our Supervised Contact services operate on Saturdays and Sundays at our centres in Mangere and Waitakere. This is a casual role, with variable working hours between 4 and 8 hours (at times can be more) during a weekend – one or both days. Flexibility to work in both centres and on both weekend days would be desirable.
You will be working alongside our Coordinators and other supervisors and full training will be provided.
- 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
- No pre-requisite formal qualification necessary – full training will be given;
- This role is well suited to highly resilient individuals who have ability to deal positively with conflicts, remain calm in stressful situations, are mature and have life experience;
- 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
In choosing to work for Barnardos, you will enjoy the benefits of working with a large well-respected NGO, while making a difference in communities.
- Family friendly organisation with flexible working.
- Reduced cost childcare and other benefits
- Professional and supportive colleagues
- Wellness programme which includes flu vaccinations and discounts with health providers
For over 60 years Barnardos has been shaping brighter futures together with children and families in Aotearoa. Our mahi across social services, early learning and advocacy for children’s rights and wellbeing means we're there for the whole childhood journey, and beyond.
Every day, we’re making a positive, long-lasting difference to children's lives. The role of Children's Contact Supervisor sits within the Barnardos Child & Family Programme Assistant job description.
To express your interest, please email Service Manager Dunja Pjevic via firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and Cover Letter. For more information about the role, you can also contact Dunja via email or 027 237 8862.
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