Schools Case Manager at SMASH Youth Project
The following is a vacancy from the SMASH Youth Project.
Company: Swindon Mentoring and Self Help Project
Post: Schools Case Manager – Part Time, 28 hours per week – Funded by Children In Need
Responsible To: Managing Director, SMASH Youth Project
Duration of post: Permanent, dependent on funding
- Why does SMASH exist – we believe it only takes one person to change a life.
- How does SMASH do that – we bring people together to give everyone the chance to make a difference.
- What does SMASH do – we provide 1:1 mentoring, group work, communities and practical advice and support to give 9-19 year olds control and direction post trauma.
- Together with other Project Staff, to provide supervision and support to mentors and volunteers working within the SMASH Project.
- In consultation with the Senior Case Manager and the SMASH Project Team, devise ways whereby young people can enter and maximise their involvement in the Project and set and achieve personal goals.
- Provide support to the young people on the Project to facilitate their contributions and to make sure their voices and views are noted and where appropriate, acted upon as expediently as possible.
- When and where possible publicise the project and its progress, as a means of creating greater awareness of SMASH and it’s work.
- Explore and record community groups and other activities that young people involved with the Project can access, to help them to achieve their goals. Consider ways in which the Project could be broadened to enable young people leaving the waiting list to continue to progress.
- To work together with other team members, to identify ways and means to secure future funding for the project.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- To work directly with children and young people to support and guide long term, self directed positive change
- To manage and supervise a number of volunteer mentors, in the field, to participate, run and engage in 1:1 and group work directly with the CYP
- To participate in the training of volunteer mentors along with the design and creation of training courses, material and other resources for our volunteer mentors. Also, to attend and organise further training sessions for young people and volunteer mentors and identify any other training needs.
- To organise and attend educational, confidence building and other group activities with young people including occasional residential weekends.
- Conduct initial assessments of young people referred to the Project and offer interim advice/support whilst the young person is on the waiting list prior to being allocated a mentor.
- Make contact and work with young people, mentors and volunteers as required to enable effective communication between all groups and the Project Office base.
- Liaise effectively with parents/guardians and referral agencies.
- Attend multi-disciplinary reviews or events.
- Keep records and complete reports in specific areas of work, either specific to particular children’s progress or broader monitoring and evaluation of the SMASH Project.
- To work unsupervised and take initiative.
- The nature of the work means that the post holder will be expected to work outside normal office hours and occasionally at the weekend in order to meet the client group’s requirements.
- Undertake any other duties that can be accommodated within the remit of the post.
- Ensure that any identified personal training needs are discussed with the immediate supervisor.
- Work with other members of the Project Team to support the broader work of the project as a whole.
- In accordance with the provisions of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and of other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work; and co-operate with the Employer so far as is necessary to enable the Employer to perform or comply with its duties under any statutory health and safety provisions.
- Driving Licence – You are required to have business use included on your motor insurance policy for the purposes of undertaking your role. Should you receive any endorsements or be disqualified from driving or otherwise lose your licence, or if you believe that you may have any medical condition that may affect your ability to drive, then please inform the Managing Director immediately. Your ability to perform your role in these circumstances would need to be considered and may result in the termination of your contract.
Notes: This job description is intended as a general guide to the duties attached to the post and is not an inflexible specification. It may therefore be subject to change in details or emphasis to reflect the changing needs of the organisation, always in consultation with the post holder.
In line with our safer recruitment practices, any appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS Check, receipt of two satisfactory references and a probationary period
To apply for this role:
Please email your C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Closing date for receipt of Curriculum Vitaes is 5pm on Friday 9th February 2018.
We look forward to hearing from you.