CYPWD Support Worker - Harlow
CYPWD Support Worker
Salary from £17,300 - £28,800 per annum
Permanent, Full Time Contract - 37 hours a week
The purpose of this role is to work within frontline Children and Young People with Disabilities (CYPWD) teams to support the delivery of effective Children's Social Work. The CYPWD team provides a comprehensive service offer to CYPWD aged 0-15 and 16+ through delivery of outcome focused; timely, targeted work including solution focused brief intervention.
The postholder will undertake a range of activity directly with children, young people with complex mental and/or physical disabilities, providing practical, personal and emotional support to the child, young person and family that meets the assessed needs and promotes improved health, physical, mental and social development and well-being.
The work can be complex, demanding and emotionally challenging and the postholder is required to work with dedication and resilience.
Deliver interventions crafted in response to assessments by the Behaviour Advisory Team (BAT) or Children with Learning Disability Service (CLDS) and/or the social workers single assessment which support parents/carers to learn, implement and embed approaches to managing specific behaviour strategies including routines, relationships, puberty, management of inappropriate sexualised behaviour. This would also include bespoke programmes of work designed to respond to the needs identified within CIN, CIC and CP plans and working closely with social workers on specific time limited work such as keep safe work, social stories and visual prompts/timetables.
- Provision of programmes of direct work with children and young people that support the individual to understand their 'Life Story' (as part of a care plan) including providing support for siblings of children with additional needs to enable them to understand their sibling relationships. This will entail using observational, direct work and other appropriate skills.
- Undertaking sleep assessments and subsequent programmes of work to promote wellbeing.
- Working collaboratively with Occupational Therapy colleagues, each service providing relevant early intervention support to the family to help them learn and implement new approaches to managing care/life at home.
- Work with children, young people and whole families to promote appropriate forms of communication including PECS, Makaton, BSL and Communication Passports.
- Work with parents/care givers to develop existing parenting skills/capacity through teaching, mentoring and support and application of parenting programmes.
- Facilitation of Children in Care Engagement Days (including school holiday activities) where there are no family/carer alternatives assessed as being able to meet this need. For example: trips to the seaside with parents/carers present and involved.
- Exploration into external community services that would support needs of families.
The service offer will include the following interventions which will take the specific needs of the 16+ client group into account:
- Organised small group days out which focus on independence skills such as cooking skills, low level support around behaviour and management, small pieces of bespoke travel training work, bespoke independence work helping young people to be equipped and ready to enter adulthood.
- Supporting young people to access community based activities, access Life Skills Courses and Work Training, access employment and support around understanding of money and budgeting.
Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.
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