Vacancy posted: Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012
20 hours a week at £10.06 per hour
To be accountable to the Manager;
To provide high quality intensive support to families referred to Geeza Break and family support workers team. To work with families in group and individual sessions to develop and re-enforce life skills required to enable vulnerable clients to fulfil their potential. To achieve positive outcomes for families that contributes to improved health and well being.
- To be responsible for a manageable case load and work towards achieving positive outcomes agreed with clients.
- To maintain case notes and files as appropriate.
- To provide person centred support to individuals and families are addressing a range of physical, social, addiction and/or mild to moderate mental health issues.
- To create opportunities to assist individuals to develop or maintain a range of practical and social skills.
- To provide support to encourage individuals to attend a range of medical, educational and social settings.
- To facilitate Groupwork sessions for families referred to the service
- To participate in review meetings with families and other professional workers.
- To provide clear written evidence of work undertaken.
- To attend training sessions and team meetings as required.
- To attend and report to Case Discussions as required.
- To attend supervision/support sessions as directed by the CEO
- To adhere to all Geeza Breaks Family Support Worker policies and procedures
Qualifications And Training
• SVQ Level 3, HNC or NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in education, health, social care or community development.
(Knowledge, abilities, skills, experience)
- Understanding of the child protection framework
- Experience of working with families
- Experience and ability to deal with challenging behaviors, Negotiation skills/clear communication skills
- Creative thinking and Problem solving
- Ability to assess children and their families.
- Ability to write clear comprehensive and legible reports.
- An understanding of good practice in work with children and families
- Ability to Make independent judgments and exercise initiative within agreed limits
- Knowledge of benefits, ability to help clients with budgeting.
- Ability to manage forms and paperwork.
- Knowledge and understanding of children and their families and the challenge that they can face.
- Ability to develop respectful relationships with young people and their families.
- Ability to support people in distress/crisis
- Ability to liaise with a range of colleagues and professionals.
- Experience and ability in dealing with complex situations involving young people, families and staff.
Work-related Personal Requirements
- Working hours will need to be flexible
- Car driver/daily use of a car.
- Use supervision and training to improve practice.
- Basic understanding of team work.
- Ability to work calmly under pressure.