At includem we work closely with children, young people, families and services across the community to support young
people to make positive life choices and progress towards the type of future they want to live.
Keeping connected focuses specifically on providing 1:1 mentoring support and groupwork to promote positive mental
health and wellbeing. As a support worker you will support children, young people aged 10 – 25 years, taking a
whole family approach. You will work to a trauma informed and strengths-based approach and provide direct 1:1
support on a consistent basis and groupwork sessions. You will link with other community supports and
opportunities and help children and young people to work towards their goals.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
The role focuses on building trusting relationships with young people to provide both emotional and practical support
to promote positive mental health and wellbeing and to be connected positively to the local community. You will
work in partnership with our partners in CAMHS primary mental health team and Our Minds Matters pupil support
team. The service will be delivered through outreach and be embedded within local communities.
Each Support Workers will be responsible for:
- Building quality relationships which support and empower children, young people, and families to develop and
have ownership of interventions which improve their emotional health and wellbeing
- Providing 1:1
targeted short-term mentoring and Whole Family support based around the strengths and needs of each young person
and family. Support Workers will be allocated to support children, young people, and families with more complex
- Using a strengths-based approach to empower individuals facing adversity to find solutions and
make positive changes, ensuring resources are in place to sustain these changes
- Identifying appropriate
group work sessions based around young people self-identified issues and work with community partners to develop
- Ensuring practice within 1:1 and groupwork is aligned with strengths principles is family
centred and rights based.
- Providing a whole family approach to consolidate change and provide the
support the whole family needs for its members wellbeing
- Understanding the different coping mechanisms
that young people and their families use to deal with stress and high emotions, and to respond
- Working collaboratively with children, young people and families, key stakeholders and
external partners towards the achievement of shared goals and objectives.
- Work directly with CAMHS early
intervention team and Our Mind Matters Pupil Support Officers to improve wellbeing and increase engagement in
school and specialist mental health support
- Attend multi-agency meetings to support most complex
- Utilising a range of approaches to improve relationships with family and peers including
restorative practice and Solihull Approach
- Supporting children and young people to build an
individualised evaluation toolkit and regularly reviewing progress towards shared goals and objectives against
assessment of wellbeing indicators
- Assessing and responding appropriately to situations where children,
young people and families. may be at risk of harm.
- Responding to children, young people and families.
and working in collaboration with others to ensure families have the required range of support they need through
universal and statutory agencies.
- Identifying universal/specialist supports and support children, young
people and families to access and engage, providing practical support e.g. getting to appointments/groups and
- Taking direction from your team manager and participate in deployment to ensure time
is used effectively to meet the needs of children, young people and families.
- Develop and maintain
connections with local communities and neighbourhoods to support families to sustain positive change.
accountable for the quality of support and be able to evidence this work effectively.
participation of children, young people and families. in quality assurance practices, service improvement and
Fife-wide identification of gaps and further commissioning design.
- Access support and supervision
provided by CAMHS and your team manager
You will need a full driving license and access to your own car for work purposes.
You will be educated to SCQF Level 8 or have relevant skills and
experience in working with young people or young adults with mental health needs.
This role will require you to drive, with access to your own car for work purposes. There may be an additional
requirement for some travel between includem offices.
To find out more and to apply,
pleasevisit our websiteor download the application pack below.
Completed applications to be submitted
For applicants who are successfully shortlisted a group selection event will take place shortly after (est. date 15th
December 2022). If you are successful following the group selection event, individual interviews will then take
place (est. date 19th December 2022) before the successful candidate is chosen.