West Berkshire Council is an Ofsted rated GOOD Local Authority.
We have the opportunity for an experienced worker to join our Contact, Advice and Assessment Service (CAAS) as a Reducing Parental Conflict Coordinator.
This is an exciting opportunity as it is a new role which has been developed with the support of funding from the Department of Work and Pensions in order to support the improvement, delivery and evaluation of West Berkshire’s Parental Conflict programme, particularly in relation to Healthy Relationships.
About the role of Reducing Parental Conflict (RPC) Coordinator
The role of the RPC Coordinator is to have responsibility for the delivery of evidence based interventions through the development of champions in reducing parental conflict who can contribute to early help assessments, group case supervisions and relevant multi-agency forums.
They will work alongside professionals to develop and coordinate the implementation of an in-house training offer focusing on parental conflict, championing this agenda in their own organisation and wider networks. They will also complete required monitoring information, evaluation, and records and use databases that record this information.
The successful candidate will work in conjunction with our current Family Support Workers in schools and the Early Help and Prevention Lead to drive the parental conflict agenda, with oversight from the Parental Conflict Operational Group which will be chaired by the Early Help and Prevention Lead.
They will also participate in Group Case Supervisions where parental conflict is a factor. Obtaining feedback for purposes of evaluation, supporting the Early Help and Prevention Lead and contributing to the collation of relevant information to inform outcomes.
CAAS is forward thinking and innovative in its practice. We are looking for individuals with drive and enthusiasm who are highly motivated to achieve ‘best outcomes’. If you are looking for a challenging and highly rewarding experience with a service that has a focus on continued learning and professional development we would welcome your application.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 32 days.
If you interested in working with us and want to know more, do not hesitate to contact Pamela Hewett in My Family First on 01635 503190 for a discussion.
Visit www.westberks.gov.uk/socialwork for more information about our benefits and support package, but also to find out from our social workers and managers why West Berkshire is a great place to live and work.
This role is fixed term for 1 year with the potential to extend.
We are ideally looking to offer the successful candidate the full number of hours advertised above. We may however consider offering less hours than advertised providing they meet the requirements of the role and service which will be determined by the recruiting manager.