Areas of Work

The work of the School Wellbeing workers will be focused on 4 areas; training, consultation, facilitating pathways and direct work. Their Input, interventions and direct work will be:

  • Targeted at early intervention of Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) need
  • Evidence based
  • Informed by the following approaches; Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Brief therapy, Family therapy and Solution focused work
  • In line with the principles agreed for the service

 

Training and Continued Professional Development

 The School Wellbeing Workers will:

  1. Develop training needs analysis informed by school profiles and staff questionnaire
  2. Work with schools to develop SEMH training plan
  3. Contribute to the development, delivery and sourcing of awareness raising, specialist and locally defined bespoke SEMH training

 

Consultation, advice and support

 The Wellbeing Workers will offer:

  1. Planned and structured consultation, advice and support conversations with senior leaders and pastoral staff
  2. Planned and structured advice and support conversations with parents
  3. Informal individual and / or group supervision with pastoral staff
  4. Networking and signposting to other sources of help and support – in school and external agencies

 

Facilitating pathways to different care and support - including specialist services

 The Wellbeing Workers will:

  1. Attend school (termly) planning meeting with the Educational Psychologist (EP), Primary Mental Health Worker (PMHW), Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA), SENCO, School Nurse and relevant pastoral staff
  2. Attend existing regular pastoral meetings within schools
  3. Contribute to the development of care and support plans for children and young people

 

Working in partnership to deliver evidenced based direct work to children, young people and parents

 The Wellbeing Workers will:

  1. Co work with school staff to design, deliver and evaluate 121 work with children and young people
  2. Co work with school staff to design, deliver and evaluate group work with children and young people
  3. Co work with school staff to design, deliver and evaluate consultation and advice sessions with parents, with a view to signpost to parenting groups
  4. Build capacity and develop expertise in schools to sustain and continue direct work

 

Baseline allocation of time per school  

  • One agreed half day session per school to take place on a regular basis (weekly or fortnightly)
  • Some limited capacity to respond flexibly to emerging issues / need
  • Delivery and activity against baseline allocation will be reviewed each term at a School, Cluster and Project Board level

 

York Family Information Service and Information Service for Young People

01904 554444 / 01904 555400

fis@york.gov.uk

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