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Family Support Worker

Reference #: SPR-345587
Location: Barnstaple
Salary: £18870 21074 - £
Sector: Family Support
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 12/02/2019
Start Date: 25/02/2019
Expiry Date: 15/02/2019

We are seeking two family support workers to join our fantastic team and help liaise with families of children within our alternative provision.  

Previous experience in a similar role is desirable and an empathetic, positive attitude is a must.

For more information or to request an application form please contact Opus on 01872 279 810 / contact@opus-abc.uk.

 

Job Title: Family Support Worker x 2

37 hours per week

Term time only pro rata

 

Reports to: Family Support ManagerMain purpose of Job:

As a member of the team within the academy, this role will work in collaboration with a variety of agencies which together with AAC will provide help and support for young people.

The Family Support Worker will work under the direction of the Senior Leadership Team and will complement the work of the Family Support Manager.

This role will use a  ‘whole family’ approach, focusing on the strengths and difficulties within the family. This role will enable parents’ recognition that their children’s cognitive development and learning is important, as is the instilling of values, aspirations and support for the development of wider interpersonal and social skills.

This role will promote the importance of consistent school attendance and engagement with education.

This role will play a key part in the effective safeguarding of children and young people.

This is a hands on role which provides both challenge and support and requires ability to travel widely at unsociable hours.

Professional Competencies:

  • Display personal and interpersonal development and team-working skills.

  • Display knowledge and understanding of appropriate use of ICT in an education setting.

  • Display integrity and honesty in relationships with all stakeholders.

  • Display regular evidence of initiative taking and willing to take action to contribute to the results of the APA.

  • Use a structured approach to gather and record information.

 

Duties:

To act as a children’s educational advocate and to facilitate the educational partnership between home, school, APA and other agencies by support, liaison and negotiation. Give paramount consideration to the welfare of the child ensuring a highly focussed approach, placing the needs of the child above all others and advocating for them when necessary.

 

Contribute to the APAs attendance strategy.

 

To carry a caseload for the APA they are assigned to.

 

To liaise and collaborate in joint work with all stakeholders in relation to aspects of young peoples’ general welfare and educational developments.

 

Initiate CAF/Early Support, act as Lead Professional  and attend and contribute to multi-agency meetings when appropriate.

 

To work with young people taking into account their views seeking to strengthen the coping and resiliencies of young people and adults through protective support. Support and understand young people’s social, psychological and educational development, supporting their belonging to family, school and community. Mobilise support for these young people.

 

To maintain appropriate records in accordance with APA policy.

 

To challenge current processes and offer  ways to improve through continuous development.

 

To participate in AAC Performance Management systems.

 

To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the APA.

 

To be aware of and adhere to applicable rules, regulations, legislation and procedures including the APA’s Equal Opportunities Policy and Code of Conduct, national legislation (including Health and Safety, Data Protection).

 

The post holder is responsible for his/her own self-development on a continuous basis and may be required to undertake specialist training and development.

 

To carry out any other duties as required by the APA.















 

Person Specification

 

Attributes

Essential

Desirable

How Identified

Relevant Experience

 

Successful track record in promoting children’s rights/ needs through family focussed support work.

 

Display personal and interpersonal development and team-working skills.

 

Display knowledge and understanding of appropriate use of ICT in an education setting.

 

Display integrity and honesty in relationships with all stakeholders.  

 

Display regular evidence of initiative taking and willing to take action to contribute to the results of the APA.

 

Have the ability to develop and use a structured approach to

gather and record information about the child’s, young person’s and family’s contact with services.

 

Totally pupil focussed.

 

Confident.

 

Motivated.

 

Empathetic.




 

Evidence of challenge and support.




 

Proactively plan, organise and manage workload.



 

Undertake analysis and synthesis of complex information.

 

Display robust self-management skills with regard to problem solving.

 

Practitioner of Evidence Based Practice.





 

Knowledge of processes and systems in an educational establishment.

 

Application, interview and reference.

Education and Training

Relevant Level 3 (social work/youth work/education/nursing) or other professional experience or qualifications/experience in public or statutory sector.

 

Application and sight of certificate.

Special Knowledge and Skills

Be an excellent communicator, who can demonstrate your ability to influence and negotiate at a variety of levels.

 

Be able to demonstrate that you can work effectively as part of a team, showing

flexibility and a desire to innovate and develop best practice.

 



 

Have the ability to influence and contribute to an organisational climate that promotes open dialogue and supports reflection, critical thinking and constructive challenge.

 

Any Additional Factors

Ability to travel at short notice and at unsociable hours.

 

Interview and reference.