Job Description

Post Details

Partner/Department:

Children & Younger Adults

Grade:

Grade 8

Division/Section:

Engagement & Skills

Job Ref: DCC/10/7392
Job Title:

Family Resource Worker

Purpose of the Post

To work as a member of Derbyshire’s Targeted Mental Health in Schools – TaMHS project team to provide support to meet the needs of children, young people and their families. To work with the project schools in helping students achieve their full potential and avoid the risk of exclusions. To work as a member of a school based extended team which will offer additional support for vulnerable and at risk children, in conjunction with a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies.

Accountable To

TaMHS Project Manager and Lead School and Supporting Families Service Manager (social care) or nominated representatives.

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Duties and Responsibilities - Specific

To work with the project team to provide a supportive service to families, children or young people identified by schools and allocated to you, in a sensitive manner that reflects the Authority’s equal opportunities policy.
To work with schools, children’s centres and a wide range of support services in providing a comprehensive programme of support.
To operate a mobile flexible service necessitating carrying out planned work in early morning, evening and weekend as identified in support plans.
To work with the project team and nominated members of staff and services in the identification of vulnerable students in planning and providing a coordinated support programme.
To encourage active participation of children/parents/carers with other professional staff who are providing support.
To agree, monitor and review support plans for families.
To attend and contribute to project planning meetings, and locality meetings with the identified management group.
To plan and lead mentoring support programmes to groups of children/students.
To signpost and support families to appropriate community resources.
To work in partnership with education, social care and mental health services.
To maintain individual records, logs, assessment plans and outcome reports as required by the project.
To contribute to the development of services through contributing innovative ideas to the project and sharing examples of good practice.
To participate in formal supervision and undertake appropriate training as identified.

Duties and Responsibilities - General

To adhere to existing working practices, methods, procedures, undertake relevant training and development activities and to respond positively to new and alternative systems.
It will be necessary to work with information technology and associated systems in accordance with County Council policies.
To co-operate with the council in complying with relevant health and safety legislation, policies and procedures in the performance of the duties of the post.
To carry out the duties and responsibilities of the post in compliance with the County Council's equal opportunities policies.
To maintain confidentiality and observe data protection and associated guidelines where appropriate.
To understand and comply with the County Council's environmental policies.
To carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities within the overall function, commensurate with the grading and level of responsibilities of the post.

Date Produced/Last Amendment

10/09/2010

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