Support & Assessment worker

  • Leicestershire County Council
  • Glenfield, Leicester, UK
  • 25 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Fixed Term from May 2021 to April 2022
To support children, young people and families with SEND needs to be able to access information, advice, resources and services which will help to build and maintain their resilience and achievement of good outcomes
A level three qualification in a relevant subject, e.g. nursery nurse plus the proven ability and experience to clearly demonstrate the skills, competencies and knowledge outlined below Experience of working in an environment dealing with sensitive and confidential information Experience of providing direct support to children and families with a range of needs, including children and families who have special educational needs and disabilities Experience of working in a multi-agency environment which involves working in collaboration and partnership with colleagues from a range of agencies and services Experience of working in children or family services within a health, social care or education context. This may be in either a statutory provider setting, or voluntary/community sector Knowledge of what works in parenting and family functioning, for example knowledge of parenting strategies, mental health promotion activities, etc. Good working knowledge of child protection procedures Working knowledge of key areas such as housing, benefits including DLA and PIP, education, EHCPS and school allocations, primary health care, etc. Ability to demonstrate initiative, with a positive ‘can do’ attitude, prepared to undertake a wide range of practical tasks to support families in achieving their goals. Ability to develop positive relationships with key partners who will be central to helping families achieve outcomes. Ability to write succinct and analytical reports and case recording Able to prioritise a demanding workload, taking a consistent approach to responding to children, young people, their families and other professionals. Able to follow procedures and guidelines and understand the importance of keeping up to date and accurate records. A skilful communicator, able to convey important information to a range of different audiences which might include children and young people, parents, and professionals from a range of agencies. A flexible approach to work, providing cover for colleagues as required Excellent interpersonal skills, able to work alongside colleagues from different agencies and services, using a focus of improving outcomes for children and young people to work through any differences or conflicts between individuals or agencies.. The post-holder must be willing to undertake further training within an early help professional development framework



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