If you are passionate, skilled and motivated professional seeking to improve the lives of children and families this could be an opportunity for you.
In Croydon we work with children and families to ensure they have access to the best support that is timely and brings about effective changes in order to thrive enhance their own wellbeing.
We work closely with other professionals in Croydon who support families with babies within the first 1001 critical days which means we welcome anyone working with families during this crucial period to discuss concerns about the parent infant relationship.
About the role:
The PIP Keyworker will work directly with families with babies and/or children aged -0 months to 24 months that have been identified as benefiting from Parent Infant Psychotherapy (PIP) support, providing group and individual interventions with a particular focus on the parent child relationship. The work will be informed by the evidence base relating to early attachment and delivered as part of a plan, developed with the family and relevant Best Start Family Solutions team members.
The case load will include a number of families and children with complex and multiple problems that require individual support or alongside therapeutic intervention. The keyworker will take the role of lead professional where appropriate and work as part of the team around the family, working with, in particular, Health Visitors, midwifery teams, Social Workers, children’s centres and the Family Solutions team.
In addition to taking the role of Lead Professional the worker will be required to provide advice and signposting for families, including coordinating the Child and Family Well-being Assessment and plan, as well as ensuring that information and advice enables families to access community universal and targeted services.
For information regarding Parent Infant Partnerships (PIP) you can visit http://parentinfantfoundaion.org.uk
Is this is you?
In return for your passion, hard work and commitment we can offer you a supportive working environment with regular reflective one to one and group supervision and an excellent learning and development offer to further enhance your skills and expertise. The council supports flexible and agile working following completion of your probation period, and offers a generous annual leave allowance and a range of staff benefits for you to access.
Interested? We would love to hear from you!
For further information about the role please contact Juliet Lecointe, PIP Therapeutic Services Manager, at Julietleccointey@croydondropin.org.uk
This is a secondment/fixed term contract - post for 1 x Year Maternity cover
Equal opportunities statement
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The Successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.