Borough of Enfield, short term contract. Up to £30 per hour.
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JOB ROLE PROFILE AND PERSON SPECIFICATION
Post Title and Number: Family and Accommodation Support Social Worker
Dept: School’s and Children’s Services.
Service/Section/Team: YFSS Family and Accommodation Support Team [FAST]
Reports to (title): MMI Operational Team Manager
Purpose of the Role:
A. Work as part of the YFSS case management system with a case load of young people aged 8 to 19 [age range FAST Specifically deals with is 11 to 17 but you will be expected to also work as part of a duty system] to prevent family breakdown and support young people into, and in, accommodation. To direct all work to the key aims of preventing family breakdown, involvement in crime, school exclusion, Looked After status and homelessness.
B. To do direct one to one and group work, in YFSS building, their homes, care homes, other community venues such as schools and prisons etc with young people age 8 to 19 who may display difficult, challenging, angry and aggressive behaviour.
C. To undertake all duties in relation to the provision of assessment, report writing, supervision, case management, direct work [with family and young person] and all social work services [arising out of the council’s duties and powers under legislation, Council and YFSS policy] relating to young people being supported by the YFSS in accordance with all relevant legislation and YFSS / Enfield policies and procedures.
D. To work with YFSS Management to deliver a high quality Family and Accommodation Support [FAS] service to young people, their families, partner agencies and the community.
E. To work with management to deliver all YFSS Plans and work to the highest standards in regard to performance and quality assurance and to do so in the most efficient and effective manner.
F. To be responsible for the delivery of co-ordinated, efficient, effective and comprehensive activities and referrals involving young people, with the objectives of reducing crime, NEET, homelessness and negative outcomes.
G. To maintain detailed, accurate and contemporaneous records of all activities in accordance with policy and procedure and target objectives and national standards.
Dimensions including Structure Chart:
1. Annual budgetary amounts with which the role is either directly or indirectly concerned:
• Must ensure that all work is done as efficiently and effectively as possible and that all costs / expenses are kept to a minimum.
• Will have a PCard and be able to spend up to £300 in one transaction. .
2. Structure Chart:
MM2 Manager FASU
MMI Team Manager FASTSW
2 / 3 FAS Social Worker
For more detail see below please see below
3. Number of direct reports:
• None. However as a senior worker in the service post holders will be expected to mentor / supervise, directly update, advise, train and develop staff, students, trainees and volunteers regarding YFSS / FAST interventions etc as part of their induction and ongoing development.
4. Nature of reporting relationship between post holder and line manager
• Will report to, and be supervised directly by, the FAS Team Manager
5. Any other relevant statistics
• Will be expected to work as part of the duty rota and to represent the YFSS and advise partners etc in regards to all aspects of FAST work.
• Will be expected to work with YFSS and Partners as part of the team around family / child to agree and implement intervention programmes for young people and their families.
General and Generic Accountabilities Integral to the Role:
Accountabilities Integral and Intrinsic to Role
1. To direct all efforts to the YFSS core aim of preventing negative outcomes for young people e.g. involvement in crime and / or anti-social behaviour, becoming NEET, Family Breakdown and becoming LAC or homeless etc. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
2. To work as part of the FAS team to deliver a high quality Family and Accommodation Support Service to the clients, their families, partners and the community. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
3. Work as part of the YFSS to plan, direct and deliver, high quality individual and group work intervention programmes that challenge and change behaviour, to young people aged 8 to 19 who may display angry, difficult, challenging and aggressive behaviour. To do this both in YFSS buildings, their homes, the community and in institutions such as schools and the secure estate etc. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
4. To be responsible for ensuring the provision of high quality professional advice and guidance to children, young people and their parents and carers. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
5. To ensure that all services are delivered at flexible times that suit and meet the needs of clients / families e.g. are available early morning until late evening and weekends etc. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
6. To ensure that high quality assessment, planning, intervention and review is integral to all interventions provided by FAST. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
7. To participate in the organisation, and staffing of group induction and introduction meetings for young people and parents. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
8. To support the development and delivery of mediation services for young people and their families in order to promote family cohesion and prevent breakdown and homelessness. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
9. To work with partners and the YFSS leadership team and staff to deliver all YFSS plans and deliver the highest standards of interventions achieving the highest levels of quality and performance. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
10. Manage, supervise, monitor, support and develop all allocated students and trainees to a high standard and to policy and procedure ensuring that systems are in place to for them to meet targets and objectives and deliver a high quality service. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
11. To work with the CiN Service and the SPOE ensuring that FAST is as efficient and effective as possible in preventing family breakdown. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
12. To work, using policy and procedure, to deal with any underperformance, sickness absence or disciplinary issues of students being supervised and to prepare evidence and reports and take through correct processes regarding disciplinary or capability as and when necessary. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
13. Work as part of the YFSS FAS team to help monitor and ensure a high quality case management system, working to the highest standards, YFSS and Enfield Policies and Procedures and the Enfield YFSS Plan within required timescales. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
14. To work as part of the performance management and quality assurance system to ensure that all work is produced to the required high standard within the required timescales. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
15. To participate in any YFSS duty rota, carrying out all work associated with the duty role as per policy and procedure, as and when required. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
16. To work as part of the Team Around the Child / Family system to ensure that all relevant assessments are used to inform all subsequent plans and that any identified needs are properly referred on or actioned as per policy and procedure. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
17. To work with and support colleagues as part of the team around the family / child reviewing system to monitor the detailed intervention plans of young people ensuring the YFSS case management procedures, APIR and risk and protective factors, are identified and met and risk is well managed in line with YFSS and Enfield policies and procedures. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
18. Ensure liaison with partners to ensure that all assessments and interventions are fully advised by information from partners and that partners form part of any FASU intervention. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
19. To engage with young people, parents carers and other staff / agencies in the consideration of exit planning on the completion of FAST interventions. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
20. To work within, and according, to all YFSS and Council Policies and procedures especially within the YFSS enforcement policy and procedure, giving evidence in Court if necessary. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
21. To ensure that all information regarding activities concerning young people and their families is shared with colleagues in the YFSS and partner agencies in line with Enfield Council Policies and S115 CDA 1998, Working Together Guidance and Data Protection Legislation. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
22. To report any information, heard, witnessed, or obtained in any other way, involving crime or child protection issues to management colleagues and staff and, were appropriate relevant partners, and if necessary give evidence in Court regarding this information. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
23. Supervise, monitor and support all allocated students and trainees to a high standard and to policy and procedure ensuring that systems are in place to for staff to meet targets and objectives and deliver a high quality system. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
24. Collaborate with all other relevant agencies in the assessment and support of YFSS clients in order to deliver high quality interventions. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
25. To ensure that activities not undertaken personally, but subject to either internal or external referral, are undertaken, monitored and recorded. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
26. To maintain detailed accurate and contemporaneous records of all activities and case progress in both hard copy and electronic format and in accordance with target objectives and national standards. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
27. To undertake all of the administrative tasks associated with the role e.g. filing, data cleaning, appointments letters, electronic referral forms, breach reports and paperwork and detailed recording etc within time limits and to a very high standard. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
28. To complete all in putting and all data cleaning on all relevant data systems and ensure that relevant information and data is recorded and presented in accordance with requests from the FASU Management and the YFSS Senior Leadership Team and Management Information Team. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
29. To assist in the preparation of, and to attend and participate in, when requested, meetings, conferences and workshops, as a representative of Enfield YFSS. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
30. Work as part of the YFSS to support the writing of Policies and Procedures as and when requested. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
31. Work as part of the FAS Team to help support the writing of the annual FASU plan. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
32. Attend training, supervision, team and service meetings and other development opportunities as and when required. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
33. To maintain a high standard, current, professional skill and knowledge base. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
34. To work within all YFSS and Council Policies and procedures carrying out all accountabilities in compliance with the YFSS and LB Enfield’s Policies and Procedures. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
35. To undertake any other task / duties as requested by any member of the YFSS Senior Leadership Team that is commensurate with the role and grade of this post. Integral and Intrinsic to Role
Key Accountabilities Specific to the Role:
Insert the most important and frequent accountabilities first.
Accountabilities Percentage of Time (%)
36. To carry out detailed assessments, [interviewing YFSS clients and their parents] and writing high quality, detailed assessment reports advising managers of suitable intervention plans for these clients. 15%
37. To facilitate and attend TAC / TAF and other reviews ensuring that all stakeholders are involved / consulted as part of the overall intervention regarding YFSS clients and their intervention plans. 5%
38. Work with young people, their parents and families to prevent family breakdown and ensure that negative outcomes are avoided and positive ones achieved. Working individually or, when appropriate, with colleagues, to deliver high quality evidence based individual and group work interventions [to often very challenging, high risk, often angry and aggressive young people], that challenges and changes their behaviour. To deliver these in the YFSS buildings, custodial establishments, community venues or in the clients homes etc.. 45%
39. To work with young people at risk of homelessness, the Housing Department, Children In Need Service and the Mediation Service to ensure that young people do not become homeless. 15%
40. Work with the LB Enfield and YFSS Risk policies and procedures and attend all relevant meetings e.g. Access to Resources Panel and Deter young offenders and high risk panel etc. 5%
41. Carry out all recording and administrative tasks associated with the role in an efficient and timely manner. 10%
42. Day to day tasks of the role e.g. attendance at supervision, training and development and attending all general meetings associated with the role etc. 5%
Key Relationships (Internal and External):
• YFSS Clients and their parents.
• Supervisor, the YFSS FAS Team Manager.
• YFSS Managers and Staff
• Other LB Enfield Staff.
• YFSS Management Information Team
• Staff in prisons and other custodial establishments.
• Crown Court Judges, Magistrates, the Crown Prosecution Service and defence barristers and solicitors.
• Managers and Workers in other Local Authorities
• School Staff
• Colleagues from partner agencies e.g. Police, Probation Service and Children’s Services etc.
• Colleagues from 3rd and private sector partner organisations.
Equality and Diversity:
The Council has a strong commitment to achieving equality in its service to the community and the employment of people and expects all employees to understand, comply with and promote its policies in their own work.
Health and Safety:
The post holder shall ensure that the duties of the post are undertaken with due regard to the Council’s Health and Safety Policy and to their personal responsibilities under the provisions of the Health and Safety at work Act 1974 and all other relevant subordinate legislation.
For a more detailed definition of these responsibilities, refer to the current versions of the Corporate Health & Safety Policy, Group Safety Policy and employee information leaflet entitled "Health & Safety Policy; Guidance on Staff Health & Safety Responsibilities".
Corporate Health and Safety Responsibilities
All employees have personal responsibilities to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others. This means:
1. Understanding the hazards in the work they undertake;
2. Following safety rules and procedures;
3. Using work equipment, personal protective equipment, substances, and safety devices correctly; and
4. Working in accordance with the training provided and only undertaking tasks where appropriate training has been received.
Employees shall co-operate with the Council by allowing it to comply with its duties towards them. This requires employees to:
• take part in safety training and risk assessments and suggest ways of reducing risks; and
• take part in emergency evacuation exercises.
Employees shall report all accidents, ‘near miss’ incidents and work related ill health conditions to their manager/supervisor/team leader.
Employees shall read the Corporate Health & Safety – Organisation Part B Policy to ascertain and understand their responsibilities as an employee, line manager, Assistant Director or Director of the Council.
In order to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Council information, including information provided by customers, partner organisations, and other third parties, where applicable, employees will comply with the Council’s Information Security Policy.
Statement of Commitment to Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults through safer employment practice:
Enfield Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Safe recruitment of staff is central to this commitment, and the Council will ensure that its recruitment policies and practices are robust, and that selection procedures prevent unsuitable people from gaining access to children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff employed to work with or on behalf of children and young people in the Council must be competent.
All staff working with Children & Vulnerable Adults should be aware of, and share the commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults when applying for posts at Enfield Council.
This post requires the staff member to work early mornings, late evening [up to 8PM] and occasional weekend work. It will also on occasions require the staff member to work longer than the agreed hours for the week in order to ensure that the tasks within, and the expectations of, the role are fully met and completed to the highest of standards within allocated budget and resources. Whilst working late etc will not in itself incur time off in lieu or, in some specific circumstances, overtime payments, working longer than the agreed weekly hours will when it is agreed in advance by a manager [though mostly it will be expected that staff balance out and average their working week of 36 hours over a 4 week period]. Staff will be expected to be available to meet the demands of the service as and when required which will thus entail early starts, late evenings and weekend work as and when required by the needs of the service e.g. to attend evening and weekend support sessions with clients or to attend meeting or trips that are starting early in the morning.