Mon Jun 20

Project Worker – Fife

Full time – 37 Hours per week

Permanent Contract (In line with current funding)

Annual salary: £25,917 pro rata with the potential to increase to £28,704 pro rata

TO APPLY, PLEASE FILL IN THE ATTACHED APPLICATION PACK AND EMAIL TO HRassist@includem.co.uk before the deadline date given below.

Includem needs capable workers to lead the provision of relationship-based support delivered to young people and families in the community and to promote positive outcomes in line with the values and principles of Includem.

Purpose & Context of Role

The postholder will manage their own caseload ensuring support plans are developed with the young person to respond to their individual needs and supporting them to improve outcomes in line with GIRFEC principles and Includem’s model of support.

A project worker will demonstrate leadership and ownership over effective service delivery to young people by managing outcomes for young people through use of line managers, colleagues and organisational tools, processes, policies and procedures.

What does the role involve?

You will deliver bespoke support to young people and their families within our teenagers and transitions service. You will be responsible for all aspects of case management, including assessment and support planning. You will work with other professionals in the young person’s life to deliver positive, sustainable change. This is a key role within a busy team.

Purpose & Context of Role

The postholder will manage their own caseload ensuring support plans are developed with the young person to respond to their individual needs and supporting them to improve outcomes in line with GIRFEC principles and Includem’s model of support.

A project worker will demonstrate leadership and ownership over effective service delivery to young people by managing outcomes for young people through use of line managers, colleagues and organisational tools, processes, policies and procedures.

Service Delivery

  • To build relationships and deliver outcome based support to young people and families, involving all key stakeholders.
  • To be available for young people and families at critical times
  • To explore values and attitudes with young people in a supportive manner, to affirm and validate their feelings and ideas, and nurture and confirm their learning
  • To ensure a focus on regular and appropriate case progression to help young people and families recognise progress.
  • To assess and respond appropriately to situations where young people and/or families may be at risk of harm.
  • To actively participate in the delivery of the Includem Helpline evening and night service so support is available for young people and families 24/7
  • To support with crisis management and generate solutions for young people and families using the Helpline, with risk enablement being at the heart of professional judgement and decision making

People

  • To understand the different coping mechanisms that young people and their families use to deal with stress and high emotions, and to respond appropriately
  • To demonstrate professional resilience when providing support with sensitive or challenging issues
  • To use a strengths-based approach to empower individuals facing adversity to find solutions and make positive changes, ensuring resources are in place to sustain these changes
  • To establish mutually trusting, open and non-judgemental relationship with young people and their families
  • To encourage and lead collaborative team work to provide a ‘scaffolding of support’ around each young person and their family
  • To respect and value the contribution of wider stakeholders and the delivery of Includem services.
  • Where opportunity allows experience of directing, supporting and mentoring Assistant Project Workers/Sessional staff
  • Any other duties as designated by your line manager

Influence

  • To gain commitment from other stakeholders with varying demands and priorities
  • To ensure young people and families are empowered to make informed choices
  • To support young people and families to effective communicate with others
  • To work with young people to identify goals aligned to wellbeing indicators and to positively influence progression towards these goals.
  • To reflect on practice, share learning and promote continuous practice improvement within a team setting.
  • To articulate and endorse the Includem framework of intervention and the key aspects of the service delivery model to a wide audience.
  • To role model appropriate practice standards and professional boundaries to others
  • To ensure a high quality service is delivered to young people and families
  • Demonstrate understanding of your impact on people and how they might see you.

Resources

  • To deploy time effectively to meet the needs of young people and families to ensure the service is available 24/7, 365 days per year.
  • To maintain and produce accurate and timely records and reports.
  • To ensure support is delivered in line with Includem’s Policies Procedures, SSSC Codes of Practice & National Guidelines.

Quality Assurance

  • To be accountable for the quality of your work and responsible for any work delegated to others within the Includem support, and be able to evidence this work effectively.
  • To actively participate in formal supervision and continuous professional development.
  • To have an overview of the work delegated to other Includem workers involved in delivering individualised support to your young people.
  • To generate creative and new solutions to issues faced by young people and families.

If you would like more information regarding this role, please contact us on 07718125204 and we will arrange for an informal chat with one of our managers. You can apply directly online via the includem website (www.includem.org).

The closing date for applications is Monday 11th July 2022 at midnight.

For applicants who are successfully shortlisted, a group selection event will take place via video conferencing. If you are successful following the group selection event individual interviews will then take place and a successful applicant will be chosen.