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Fife Women's Aid - Children, Young People and Family Support Worker
Post: Children, Young People and Family Support Worker Salary: £22,688-£25,384 per annum (pro-rata) Hours: 22.5 hours per week Location: Glenrothes
Fife Women's Aid is looking for a Children, Young People and Family Support Worker to provide advice, advocacy, support and services to children, young people and families who have experienced domestic abuse in accordance with the aims and objectives of the service.
To undertake assessment, risk assessment, support planning, review and evaluation with children, young people and their families.
To work with children, young people and their families, on a one-to-one and group basis, using a range of creative and innovative interventions, to identify need and achieve positive outcomes.
To work in partnership with mothers/carers to empower them and enable them to achieve better outcomes for their children.
To support mothers/carers to develop parenting skills and self-esteem and confidence as well as build knowledge about the effects of trauma to support family recovery from domestic abuse.
To work with children and young people of different ages, stages and needs, including those with complex needs.
To support children and young people to develop communication skills, self-esteem and selfconfidence as well as learn about the effects of trauma to support recovery from domestic abuse.
To provide a flexible service delivered at the time required by families.
To ensure that safeguarding, child protection and adult protection policies and procedures are followed at all times, and that protection issues are dealt with timeously and appropriately including records being kept up-to-date.
To be responsible for case note recording and maintaining of service information, ensuring administrative tasks are completed within timescales.
To prepare reports for child protection conferences, children’s hearings, court proceedings, LAAC reviews, wellbeing meetings and other relevant forums as required.
To assist with refuge admission, supporting women and children moving into refuge and providing support during their stay as well as further to moving into their own home.
To provide cover for FWA 24 hour support line for children and young people as well as support for FWA support line for women as required.
To work collaboratively with others to provide an integrated and effective service for children, young people and families.
To promote, monitor and maintain health,safety and security in the working environment.
To maintain up-to-date knowledge on legislation, policy, local and national developments affecting children, young people and women who have experienced domestic abuse.
To work within FWA policies and procedures as well as standards required by legislation, policy, funders and registered bodies, ensuring Health and Social Care Standards and SSSC requirements are met at all times.
To participate in service user involvement activities as well as service planning and development.
To contribute to service and organisational objectives.
To promote equality and anti-discriminatory practice.
To show commitment to ongoing personal development.
To perform other duties as reasonably required by the Team Seniors, Operational Lead or CEO.
For further information about the role and to make an application, please click here.The closing date for applications is 17:00 on Wednesday 26 May 2021. Interviews will be held on Monday 14 June 2021.