Senior Throughcare Worker

Recruiter
North Ayrshire Council
Location
Scotland
Posted
07 Aug 2017
Closes
22 Aug 2017
Ref
NAY02451
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Role Profile


ROLE DEFINITION

To care manage a caseload of young people who are entitled to receive a throughcare or aftercare service.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Corporate Responsibilities

  • To manage/deliver the Service in accordance with the Council's corporate policies and procedures and relevant strategy provision.
  • To manage/deliver the service outcomes, in the most efficient and effective way, that delivers the Council's Strategic Priorities within the Council Plan and contributes to the production of Directorate Plans.
  • To manage and monitor Capital and Revenue budgets as assigned and contribute to budget development.
  • To lead, or contribute to, the preparation of cross-service business development plans, as required.
  • To ensure the effective management and leadership of employees, where appropriate.
  • To prepare and co-ordinate reports for the Council, its Committees or working parties and to attend these meetings as required.
  • To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

 

Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Provide reports as required.
  • Conduct risk assessments as required.
  • Assess and care manage young people who are entitled to receive a throughcare and after care service.
  • Hold a caseload as designated by the Throughcare Team Manager.
  • Attend working groups/forums at a local and national level as required.
  • Develop advertising campaigns to recruit supported carers.
  • Compile, mentor and progress pathway plans.
  • Advocate and negotiate on behalf of young people.
  • Attend LAAC reviews.
  • Lead on groupwork programmes
  • Report any child protection/adult protection concerns immediately to the Throughcare Team Manager or Fieldwork Team Manager.

ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE CRITERIA

 

Essential

Desirable

Evidence

Education and Qualifications

  • Diploma / Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification recognised by the SSSC

 

  • Application Form
  • Interview

Experience

  • Experience of working with young people who display challenging behaviour
  • Experience of advocating on the behalf of vulnerable people
  • Experience of child care and protection legislation
  • Leading on recruitment campaigns
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

Specialist Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the LAAC system and the challenges young people involved will face
  • Housing legislation
  • Benefits legislation
  • Employment legislation
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

  • Self motivated
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Report writing skills
  • Assessment and care management skills
  • Ability to put together project plans and deliver results
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

Other

  • Ability to work unsociable hours
  • Driving Licence
  • Required to join the PVG Scheme for this type of regulated work
  • Registered or in the process of registering with the SSSC

   

  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Post Interview Check (if appropriate)

OUR STAFF VALUES & BEHAVIOURS

Value

Behaviours

Focus.

We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture

 

  • Provide excellent customer services
  • Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these.
  • Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.

Passion.

We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community

  • Take ownership of our own actions and performance.
  • Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved.
  • Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities.
  • Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.

Inspiration.

We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together

  • Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money.
  • Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas.
  • Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities.
  • Plan all activities with the end goal in mind.

PVG (both)

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children or protected adults

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by North Ayrshire Council. Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant PVG check (£59 or £18), which will be deducted in instalments from your wages following commencement of employment. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk. For further details on North Ayrshire Council's policy please visit http://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/resident/jobs-and-training/pre-employment-checks.aspx.

References

For your information if this post requires references you will be notified of further details if you are successful in gaining an interview. Not providing relevant references when requested may delay the outcome of the interview process