Community Support Worker [Bradford] #5131462

Due to the Governments Fluency in English Duty for posts where employees speak directly to members of the public the post holder is required to meet the Advanced threshold level (which will be implemented where the post requires a greater level of sensitive interaction with the public e.g. in children’s centres) – where the person is able to demonstrate that they can during the interview: a) Can express themselves fluently and spontaneously , almost effortlessly b) Only the requirement to explain difficult concepts simply hinders a natural smooth flow of language Be able to use and appropriately apply knowledge of policies, procedures and regulations within Children’s Services, including safeguarding. Be able to record accurate information, and write records and reports using electronic systems i.e. LCS, including recording of analysis and judgements and use of other recording systems. Effective communication and engagement with children, young people and their families • building trust and establishing relationships • listening, building empathy and using clear language appropriate to age, ability, culture and personality. • summarising, explaining options, consulting and involving children and young people and carers and colleagues in decisions and courses of action Child and Young Person Development - Understanding and using knowledge of physical, intellectual, linguistic, social and emotional development of babies, children and young people • observing, assessing and analysing developmental stages and their effects on behaviour • identifying and taking account of developmental delay and disability • taking appropriate account of diverse parenting approaches, family structures and behaviours Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child and young person- This requires understanding what harm or abuse is, recognising it and responding to it proportionately by: • assessing risks and emotional resilience • synthesising and analysing information

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