Social Integration Support Officer

West Bromwich, West Midlands
09 Feb 2018
09 Mar 2018
Job Ref
Tracey Hawkins
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
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Name of Organisation:     

Sandwell Young Carers


Sandwell Young Carers Centre, 44 Bratt Street, West Bromwich, B70 8SB

Job Title:    

Social Integration Support Officer


 £17,802 per annum

Responsible to:                 

Chief Executive Officer


Clients and Families, Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers, Voluntary, Statutory and Private Sector Agencies.

Working Hours:                 

37 hours per week.

Special Conditions:           

Substantial late evening and weekend work. Frequent travel within Sandwell. Occasional travel outside of Sandwell & overnight stays.

Job Summary:                   

Facilitation and development of the organisation’s learning provision inclusive of accredited courses, workshops, tutorials, and homework sessions and working with local education environments to increase attendance, raise attainment and improving the quality of life for individual young carers.

Client Associated Tasks:

Identify, assess and provide support to young carers through a child-centred approach. This will require; Carrying a case-load and the maintenance of confidential case notes. Use of and maintenance of client database.Develop and maintain the organisation’s referral system.Establish positive working relationships with young carers.Undertake short-term, life skills workshops.Establish and manage young carer support sessions/circle time (on and offsite). Facilitate one to one support sessions.Gauge the aspirations of young carers setting clear programme and targets in order to achieve and evaluate effectiveness of such using agreed measuring and evaluating tools. Introduce, enable and support young carers in accessing the organisations services. Support young carers in relation to reviews, case conferences, multi-agency meetings, other support mechanisms, using relevant legislation. Carry out necessary home visits for assessment, ongoing support and reviews, inclusive of risk assessments. Identify clear, sensitive and appropriate care packages using in-house and external services.

Other Key Tasks;

Maintain and develop the organisation’s service directory. Monitor and evaluate actions and activities on a regular basis. Prepare leaflets and other publicity material to publicise service. Use the organisations monitoring system in line with funding bodies requirements. Attend and participate in training, planning and support meetings. Provide statistical information on young carers. Provide progress reports to the Board of Directors and funding agents. Assist in the induction and support of volunteers and Social Work Student Placements. Any other duties deemed necessary in support of this role.

In addition the worker will be expected to:

  1. Work and support the organisations policies and procedures.
  2. Take responsibility to keep informed of current good practice.
  3. Avail him/herself of the professional supervision provided by the organisation on a regular basis.
  4. Work as a team member at all times.
  5. Notify the Chief Executive Officer, immediately, or as soon as is reasonably possible if any departure from the professional code of ethics and practice should occur.

It should be noted that the person appointed, will work within the framework of equal opportunities and confidentiality and should have an awareness of the sensitive nature of work with vulnerable families.