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Assistant Family Group Conferencing Worker
  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Reference: CVP 0485
  • Published: Wed 10/08/2022, 14:44 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 25/08/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,984 to £32,798 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Nutgrove Villa, Westmorland Road, Huyton , Knowsley , L36 6GA, Merseyside

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Assistant Family Group Conferencing Worker

Knowsley is a vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. Located between the two thriving cities of Liverpool and Manchester, Knowsley is well located, fantastically connected and still beautifully green.  Knowsley is the current Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture; 2022 is Knowsley’s year and it promises to be a special one!

The team:

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Knowsley’s newly established Prevention Service. The team sits under the direction of the Youth Offending Service but is very much a partnership approach to tackling anti-social behaviour, crime and exploitation.  We would like to hear from you if you are creative, resourceful, supportive, and have a genuine desire to positively shape the futures of children and families. We are specifically looking for someone who is committed, dedicated, with experience of working directly with families.   

The mission of the team is to provide a child first, trauma informed and relationship-based service to reduce anti-social behaviour, children entering the criminal justice system, and children becoming exploited. The service will support vulnerable children, some who have been impacted by adverse childhood experiences, those who are most excluded, so above all, you will need to have the drive, passion, and commitment to making a difference for these children.

The role:

To contact families with the aim of facilitating Family Group Conferences (FGC) for those families identified by Children’s Services as requiring the service.

To arrange contact with families, including extended family members and family networks, to prepare for the meeting

To undertake all relevant organisational activities that meet FGC objectives and outcomes which will include arranging conferences (including refreshment & travel) and any associated meetings, correspondence and note taking

To support families to develop their own family plan which demonstrates the SMART objectives (Specific, Measurable, Attainable and Relevant)

To maintain systems relating to the performance of the service for families to feed into reports on activity and performance to ensure managers are aware of progress and issues.

To develop the knowledge of partner agencies about FGCs and the benefit of FGCs in early intervention

In return you will get great benefits; we are committed to flexible working to improve productivity and wellbeing. You will receive regular supervision, support, and benefit from opportunities for continuous professional development. We are an equal opportunities employer which values diversity and positively encourages a diverse range of applicants.

To apply and be considered for this position your application will clearly evidence the job description and employee specification attached.

Your application will provide evidence on your ability to meet the main responsibilities of the role.

For an informal discussion please contact Hannah Nicholl - FGC team manager on: 07551140704

Please Note Hannah Nicholl will be unavailable between 29/08/2022 - 06/09/2022

Interviews are scheduled to take place Tuesday, 13 September 2022.