Family Group Conference Team Leader - Internal

Kirklees
Children & Families
Learning & Early Support
Children Services
37
All Kirklees Location
Permanent
Grade 11

£33,799 - £35,934

To apply for this job you must be an employee of the Council for the duration of the recruitment process – up to and including the start date. You must also be a substantive employee (or an employee with 12 months continuous service or more) of the Council or an Apprentice. Please note that if you work for an Academy you are not an employee of the Council. 

Family Group Conferences (FGCs) are at the heart of our restorative approach to supporting families when there is an identified need for support or safeguarding issues. They aim to help families develop their own solutions to the difficulties they are facing. You will work consistently and assertively using a multi-agency approach and restorative practice, developing effective working relationships to deliver co-ordinated support to Children, Young people and their Families ensuring the child’s voice is paramount. 

It would be desirable that you are an experienced and trained Family Group Conference Coordinator or can demonstrate your knowledge of the underpinning principles and practices of FGC and meet the person checklist as detailed in the job profile.    

Reporting to the Team Manager you will be responsible for managing a team of FGC Co-Ordinators to develop and implement Family Group Conference approach to children, young people and families in Kirklees.   You will work as part of an Early Support management team in developing the FGC service.  It is essential you have experience of managing and supporting staff and case management.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this job.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

To be shortlisted for this job please demonstrate on how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Profile. CVs will not be accepted.

16 August 2020, 11:55 PM

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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