Key Worker / Support Worker - Early help/families first
Job Title: Early help/families first Key Worker
Salary: £18,560 to £20,456 initially pro rata dependant on experience
The program has been set up to implement the Governments Troubled Families Programme and our current contract is until 2018 although we expect this to continue. You will be working in a multi-agency service which draws on the skills and expertise of a range of services. We are seeking a person who is committed to making a real difference to families within the South area of Bradford.
- Engage with families who have been identified by the families first team as meeting some of the following criteria: children with attendance less than 85%, committing ASB, unemployment/parents not working, domestic violence, at risk of eviction, financial crisis, etc. and child in need.
- Develop a relationship with and support all family members.
- Manage your own diary and work on your own initiative.
- Signpost family members onto services that can meet their needs.
- Link with and build relationships with external agencies and services working with the families or who can offer support.
- Liaise with schools and external agencies to provide holistic support
- Draw up an assessment and action plan for the family and support them to meet their goals/objectives using Signs of Safety.
- Liaise with partners and other agencies. This may require attending meetings and reviews.
- Complete reports, plans and complex timesheets and record every contact with and around the family members.
- Input referral information and all attendances on to relevant database(s).
- Be flexible in your working hours. Some events/meetings will require you to work weekends and evenings as and when requested and to meet the needs of your families.
- Provide enthusiastic leadership and a positive role model to families engaged in the Project
- Attend an induction, all relevant training, all team meetings, supervisions and full staff meetings.
- Provide assistance and support in other Project elements as required.
- Familiarise yourself with and follow all policies and procedures (these can be found on the shared area).
- Work to policies, procedures and expectations of partner agencies and funders.
- Undertake training and qualifications as required for both professional and personal development
- Remain professional at all times (this includes outside of work hours).
- Complete timesheets weekly and submit to operations manager.
- Work in collaboration with other staff to create a holistic provision, sharing resources, equipment, skills and knowledge.
- Use IT to an acceptable standard including Word, Excel and PowerPoint and design resources and promotional material such as flyers and leaflets when necessary.
- Carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time by the operations manager.
Responsibilities for Assets & Materials
- Responsible for safe and efficient storage and use of all resources and equipment within your work remit including keeping files safe..
- Ensure all capital such as petty cash, equipment, buses, and buildings are looked after, safe, clean (if appropriate) and protected.
- Supervision of volunteers, students, sessional staff and work experience participants
Supervisory / Managerial Responsibilities
Received Supervision & Guidance
- Work under the supervision of the Operations manager, this should include supervisions and appraisals.
It is essential the candidate must have valuable experience of working with families and can assess and plan in partnership with parents, children and young people. You must be able to work within a team co-operatively with excellent communication skills and self-motivation. You should have experience of working with issues of mental health, drugs and alcohol, domestic violence and/or Anti-Social Behaviour in a child and family setting. You must be able to set clear measurable targets for change with families and keep up to date and thorough plans and records of intervention.
Must have a full driving license including business use. DBS enhanced check will be carried out.
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Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Learning Support Advisor, Learning Advisor, Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, Mental Health Psychologist, Child Psychologist, Clinical counsellor, School Counsellor, Mental Health Counsellor, Young Person Counsellor, College Counsellor, Emotional Support, Mental Health Counsellor, Child Counsellor, Mental Health Practitioner, Support Nurse, Mental Health Advisor, Mental Health Nurse, Psychology Practitioner, Young Person Psychologist, Emotional Support Advisor, Mental Health Care Psychologist, Mental Health Psychologist will also be considered for this role.