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Family Worker – Leaving Care

Achieving for Children (RBWM)

£24,561 – £27,967 pa

Achieving for Children

Permanent

Full Time

37 hours per week.

Enhanced

22/07/2018 at 23:59 PM

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Achieving for Children (RBWM)

Vacancy Description

Achieving for Children is an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, expanding into the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in 2017. We are responsible for delivering the entirety of children’s services in all three local authorities.

Achieving for Children has been up and running for three years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.

We are looking for a Family Worker - Leaving Care duties to join our Children and Young People Disability Service (CYPDS) in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. We are a multi professional service with the statutory responsibility for education and social care for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND). We work with those aged 0-25 years who have an Education, Health and Care Plan. We also benefit from close working with health partners. This NEW post reflects our commitment to one service that meets the needs of individuals with SEND.

In addition, the service leads on the provision of the Local Offer, Short Breaks and a specialist holiday play scheme.

You will need to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of the SEND landscape and specifically legislation in relation to Care Leavers along with highly refined interpersonal skills. The role requires you to develop and maintain mutually productive relationships with colleagues, partners, agencies and most importantly young people and their families.

As a Family Worker covering the statutory Leaving Care duties for young people with SEND, you will be responsible for:

  • Working within the statutory Leaving Care Framework managing a caseload of young people aged 16 -25 years.
  • Using agreed assessment frameworks to robustly assess needs and to develop corresponding Pathway Plans setting out clear goals and responsibility.
  • Working proactively as a broker for young people, securing the collaboration of other agencies and individuals.
  • Ensuring the mental, physical and sexual health needs and young people are assessed and met and to assist them in accessing health services as well as local leisure facilities, social networks and other community facilities and links.
  • Identifying accommodation needs options and ensuring the educational, training and employment needs of young people are assessed and met.

To be a Family Worker in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:

  • Educated to A Level standard.
  • Experience of working with children and young people with SEN/Disabilities and their families.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development in a relevant area.
  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation, statutory frameworks and policy affecting services for children, young people and families in relation to SEND.
  • A good knowledge of safeguarding legislation related to disabled children, young people and their families.

In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities. If you would like to find out more about this exciting role, please contact Suzi Gladish on 01628 685878 for an informal discussion.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.

Closing date: 22 July 2018

Interviews: 1 August 2018

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