Lead workers will have a direct relationship with the young person, being a consistent point of contact and support as they move forward and helping them to build and develop long term resilience they need to succeed in education, training and employment. They may be learning coaches, LSA’s, youth workers, Education Welfare Officers, voluntary sector or training provider workers.
The specific responsibilities associated with the lead worker role are:
- Named individual for a caseload of young people as agreed by their host organisation with the EPC and wider partnership
- providing support directly to the young person to help build resilience and/or coordinating support from a range of other support services
- acting as a champion for the young person to make sure they are getting the support they need
- providing feedback on the progress of the young person to the EPC to enable an assessment of whether support is having the desired impact.
Lead workers will have access to details of a directory of provision, youth information services e-training, Career information, provider information and access to a monitoring and recording system.
Lead workers will meet regularly to share good practice and to look at current interventions and feedback on impacts and outcomes for young people.