Family Worker

Location Camden, Greater London, England
Salary £19 - £21 per hour

Required competencies: -
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in completing assessments, planning and facilitating intervention packages to vulnerable families, children and young people with other agencies - Experience of developing and leading multiagency networks to deliver intervention support plans - Experience of completing records and assessments to a high standard and within deadlines - Competence in using recording systems and IT

Role Purpose: -
  • To deliver a service to vulnerable families, children and young people in Camden, including;
  • delivery of assessment, planning and intervention packages to vulnerable families, children and young people;
  • provide young people leaving care with support and guidance and promote independence;
  • identify and overcome barriers to accessing appropriate local universal and targeted services in order to improve outcomes;
  • Delivery in line with Council, Directorate and Service strategies, plans and policies; in compliance with relevant legislation, as well as good practice standards set down by the local authority, to high professional standards and through the effective management of resources -

Objectives of the role:
  • To deliver family services within the aims and objectives of relevant plans of Camden Council, local and national legislative guidance, policies and initiatives. Operate within the Council’s policies and procedures to ensure the provision of high quality services, appropriate to the changing needs of children and families. To meet statutory obligations and duties in relation to Children in Need, Child Protection and Young People Leaving Care.
  • To ensure that the service is accessible to children and families from all backgrounds.
  • To use appropriate assessment tools and intervention packages for children, young people and families.
  • To deliver evidence-based structured parenting intervention programmes to parents and carers, individually and in groups. - To support children, young people and their families to access appropriate universal, targeted and specialist services in accordance with their assessed needs. To complete relevant referrals via the e-CAF.
  • To carry out structured, focussed and time-limited direct work with children, young people and their families, supporting participation and consultation. To support families through transitions and assist them in developing independence skills. To intervene and support family functioning.
  • To carry a caseload and maintain best practice case management standards. To supervise contact between children and their families and to provide concise and analytical reports.
  • To monitor progress and outcomes for children and young people and to contribute to the review of Pathway, Child Protection and Children in Need plans.
  • To adopt the lead professional role where appropriate and make relevant referrals.
  • To liaise with all relevant services and organisations and to promote effective multi-agency partnership working. To represent the service though attendance and work reports at appropriate multi-agency meetings.
  • To keep contemporary records of all assessments, interventions and direct work including supervision of contact. To provide reports, including to the Court, as required and within deadlines
  • To utilise electronic case management system in accordance with local guidance and protocols.
  • To maintain good financial and budgetary control and make the best use of the service resources.
  • To prioritise a complex workload and carry out tasks and responsibilities to ensure the effective delivery of the service.