Are you passionate about involving children and their families to make key decisions and safe plans for their child's welfare?
Do you have experience of multi-agency working and sharing expertise to achieve best outcomes for children and young people?
Can you see yourself facilitating and chairing meetings for family networks and other professionals?
Yes? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you!
We are looking for Bank Family Group Conference Coordinators to join our small, well-established team at Surrey, who will be thorough in all aspects of work and will help us to continue our proven track record and achieve future targets. This position will be zero-hours, but we are a busy team so there is a potential for continuous work.
Working as part of the Early Help Hub, you will deliver a critical front facing service that supports the effective delivery of the right services at the right time for our children, young people and their families and in line with our thresholds as identified in our "Effective Family Resilience" document. You will be co-located within the Hub in Guildford with colleagues from supporting agencies, delivering a partnership approach to services.
The Family Group Conference team work with children and their families who are struggling with everyday life, children who may be at risk of coming into care, children in care and care leavers; anywhere a plan involving the wider family and friends network will be of benefit to the safety and wellbeing of the child or young person. Further information about Family Group Conference can be found at www.fgc.org.uk.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position, you will show that you:
- Are qualified and experienced in working with children and their families
- Are confident in facilitating and chairing meetings
- Have a clear understanding of Family Group Conferencing, current legislation and key associated principles
- Are confident in working within a multi-agency environment, delivering and willing to improve upon effective direct work interventions with families
- Understand the importance of facilitating the participation of young people and their families when they are working with agencies
- Remain focused on your own continuous professional development
- Strive to share learning and collaborate with practitioners and multi-agency partners to achieve positive outcomes for children and their families
- Can be available to work at short notice
This post is currently based in Guilford and covers the whole of Surrey so the ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day/evening/weekend is essential, as is a full driving licence and access to a car.
For an informal discussion contact Nick Crippa by e-mail at email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 23rd February 2019.
We will review applications on a rolling basis and you may receive an invitation to interview before the advert closes.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.