Family Group Conference Coordinator

Posted 04 August 2022
Salary £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
LocationEast London
Job type Permanent
DisciplineSocial Work
Contact NameTom McKenna

Job description

An East London based Local Authority are looking for Family Group Conference Coordinator to work with children and young people who are on the edge of care or who are looked after by the Local Authority in either foster care, family and friends care, residential care, or adoptive placements to enable children and young people to remain within their family network or to prevent further placement breakdown. This role is a full-time, permanent position.

As the ideal Family Group Conference Coordinator, you will have Family Group Conference Training. Whilst this is a busy team in a developing local authority, there is opportunities with great training and development programmes.

Benefits for you as the Family Group Conference Coordinator:

  • Excellent Travel package
  • Relocation package
  • Pension Scheme
  • Progression Opportunities
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Additional benefits

Your responsibilities as the Family Group Conference Coordinator:

  • To coordinate and facilitate the family group conference or restorative sessions as required in accordance with the relational practice framework.
  • To deliver an effective service through direct work with children, facilitating conferences, reviews, restorative interventions, missing children and groupwork.
  • To coordinate all paperwork to ensure FGC conferences, restorative interventions/mediations and direct work take place as planned and the outcomes are recorded appropriately according to practice standards.
  • Produce plans and reports to be shared in court proceedings, child protection conferences and to help inform social worker assessment recommendations.
  • To offer support to the participants in the conferences and signpost or refer to other services to meet the needs of the family (C.G.L, Subwize, Young Carers and Flipside - LGBTQ+ children).

Requirements of you as the Family Group Conference Coordinator:

  • An understanding of good practice in work with children and families.
  • A working knowledge of safeguarding in a statutory setting, including an understanding of exploitation and contextual safeguarding.
  • Knowledge and understanding of young people and their families and the challenges they can face.
  • A working knowledge of child development throughout the stages of pregnancy through into early years and then teenage years
  • A proven ability to engage young people and build relationships
  • Influencing skills and experience of working in partnership with parents in a sensitive manner, particularly when working on challenging issues
  • Training and facilitation skills

Location: East London

Salary: Up to £38,000

Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Tom McKenna on 07587 031 100 for further details or and please do be sure to leave your contact details

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