To support the manager in leading and directing the team to provide effective innovative needs led holistic early help services for children and families who have experienced the impact of domestic abuse.
To offer consultation to other professionals and take a lead on assessing where cases fit with threshold of need and where the level of risk requires referral to statutory services or other agencies.
Induct, support, supervise and appraise a number of project workers, students and volunteers where appropriate and share knowledge and skills with them to enhance their professional development.
To hold a very small caseload as a practitioner and carry out holistic assessments and to undertake therapeutic work with children, young people and work with their family and system around them where this is needed.
To assist parents/carers/professionals in their understanding of the impact of trauma through domestic abuse, so that they might respond appropriately to the emotional needs of children and young people.
To support staff to work collaboratively with other professionals and act as lead professional where appropriate and contribute to multi agency meetings.
To work jointly and in partnership with other agencies and community organisations to meet the assessed needs of service users, in a planned way focussing on outcomes and with strengths based approach.
To work with team members to devise and implement effective monitoring and evaluation systems and to assist with the production of reports as required by our funders.
To ensure all work is carried out to Family Action minimum safeguarding standards and is designed and delivered to maximise agreed outcomes.
To be responsible for ensuring that children and families receive holistic support that is appropriate to their needs, including sign posting to other services where appropriate.
To ensure that all assigned work adheres to Family Actions Safeguarding Policy and ensure LSCB procedures are followed in the event of any child protection issues or concerns.
To take responsibility for accessing supervision and responding to any case or service decisions effectively, recording all decisions and ensuring that confidentiality and professional boundaries are maintained at all times.
To comply with Family Action’s Health and Safety Policy, Data Protection Policy and to protect the health, safety and welfare of themselves and others.
To comply with Family Action’s Diversity & Equality Policy and our Ethical Policy in every aspect of your work and positively promote the Principles of these policies amongst colleagues, service users and other members of the community.
To promote a positive image of Family Action, to increase professional and public awareness of the organisation’s work and of the views and needs of service users.
To represent Family Action in relevant external and internal service related forums.
To be able to evidence Family Action’s values at all times, which underpin Family Action’s mission of ‘building stronger families’ by:
- Being people focused
- Reflecting a ‘can do’ approach
- Striving for excellence in everything we do
- Having mutual respect for everyone we work with, work for and support through our service
- To work flexibly as may be required by the needs of the service and carry out any other reasonable duties as required.