Family Group Conference Co-ordinator
Employer: London Borough of Sutton
- Reference: SUT/17/39144
- Published on: Mon 17/07/2017 16:40 PM
- Closing on: Tue 25/07/2017 23:55 PM
- Working Pattern: Full Time, Contract
- Hours: 36 hours.
- Salary: £27,801 - £34,338 per annum
- DBS Check: Enhanced
- Location: Sutton
Family Group Conference Coordinator (Early Help) x 4
Full Time Post - 36 Hours a week Fixed Term
18 months – with potential to progress to permanent
Grade 7 - £27,801 - £34,338 per annum
Location - Sutton Civic Offices
It’s an exciting time for Family Group Conferencing in Sutton as we develop and expand our offer to include Early Help Family Group Conferences.
We are committed the principles of Early Help and Family Group Conferencing is a key strand within our plans to offer support at the earliest possible opportunity, as soon as issues arise. Located with the MASH team you will play an integral role in working together with families to develop plans to ensure children can live in safely within their family environment. In this role you will have a wide range of responsibilities and will focus on families identified by the MASH and other agencies as requiring intervention early on, as an alternative to statutory processes.
You will bring families together, empowering them to participate in a decision making and planning process, which will increase the safety and wellbeing of their children. You will maintain a focus on the child’s wishes and help them make their needs known alongside engaging the wider family to develop their own solutions and participate fully in decision making processes to produce a family plan. Central to this role is the ability to chair the Family Group Conference ensuring that the family plan is contributed to, and agreed by all family members present.
In addition to having excellent communication and organisations skills, you will be a good negotiator with the ability to manage conflict and bring parties together in a respectful way, while remaining neutral at all times.Your understanding of the physical, emotional and social needs of children/young people and their development will be crucial to this position.
You will have experience of direct work with vulnerable children, young people and their families. A recognised qualification in a relevant profession such as social care, education, youth justice, health or community work is essential.
If you are looking for an opportunity to work differently, to make a difference, then we would love to hear from you.
DBS Required (Enhanced)
Closing date - Tuesday 25th July 2017
Interview date - Friday 28th July 2017