Job Description

MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

1. To work in partnership with children, young people, their families and other professionals to support families who have multiple problems by providing targeted interventions. This will include supporting families who meet the criteria for the National Troubled Families and High Impact Household Programmes.

2. To act as a Lead Professional when required and coordinate packages of support.

3. The interventions will include addressing issues such as behaviour, relationship difficulties within the family, anger management, employability and to help children at the edge of care by assisting parents in developing strategies to enhance their parenting skills to prevent family breakdown.

4. To have an understanding of key issues that impact upon families, for example, domestic abuse, substance misuse, worklessness, mental health, debt and antisocial behaviour, young people being at risk of not reaching their potential in education or training. To undertake assessments and planning to reduce the impact of these issues on the children and their families. To offer advice and guidance to the whole team dependant on specialist areas of knowledge.

5. To provide intensive practical support and advice and guidance to children, young people and their families and where appropriate refer to other agencies.

6. To have an understanding of child development, family dynamics and the impact of family life.

7. To adhere to practise standards timescales and contribute to the performance agency

8. To assist by undertaking appropriate additional tasks that supports the delivery of specific case interventions

9. To play a key role in the assessment and identification of the needs of children and young people in the context of a whole family approach. To contribute, lead and deliver a package of interventions to address needs through assessment, planning, review and direct work.

10. To support other families to understand how the intensive interventions are part of an overall plan for the child or young person and ensure the service delivery complements that plan

11. To enter data on to the electronic case management system which will include notes of observations made during interventions

12. This post involves frequent contact with and occasional responsibility for children.

13. To safeguard and promote the welfare of children for whom you have responsibility, or with whom you come into contact, to include adhering to all specified procedures.

14. To understand and ensure the staff team are familiar with the LSCB Child Protection Procedures and to implement them appropriately.

15. To participate in 1-1 supervision and completion of Personal Development Plans to practise.

16. To adhere to all other published policies, standards and procedures for the delivery of social care services

17. To highlight any deficiencies in the standard of service delivery and to inform line management about unmet needs, gaps and shortfalls in service provision

18. Carry out your role in line with the Council’s Equality agenda

19. To comply with health and safety policies, organisational statements and procedures, report any incidents / accidents/ hazards and take a pro-active approach to health and safety matters in order to protect yourself and others.

20. Ensure that you work in line with all the Council’s policies and procedures and ensure that you are aware of your obligations under these.

21. Behave according to the Employees’ Code of Conduct and ensure that you are aware of your obligations and responsibilities re: conflicts of interest, gifts, hospitality and other matters covered by the Code. 22. Carry out your role in line with the Council’s Equality agenda.

23. To comply with health and safety policies, organisational statements and procedures, report any incidents / accidents/ hazards and take a pro-active approach to health and safety matters in order to protect yourself and others.

24. Any other duties of a similar nature related to this post that may be required from time-to-time.

25. Darlington Borough Council and schools within the Borough are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

26. You are required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children for whom you have responsibility, or with whom you come into contact, to include adhering to all specified procedures.

27. This post has a high level of contact with, and responsibility for, children

28. This post is deemed to be a ‘Customer Facing’ role in line with the definition of the Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers.

29. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure. The successful applicant will be subject to the relevant vetting checks before an offer of appointment is confirmed. Following appointment the employee will be subject to rechecking as required from time to time by the Council

What’s on offer for the Support Worker?

  • Excellent competitive pay rate
  • Excellent management structure with experienced leaders
  • Desirable location with excellent transport links
  • A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 2 years of employment

Benefits of working with Semester.co.uk:

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

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