Stronger Families Consultant - Internal

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Children & Families
Learning & Early Support
Children Services
Stronger Families Consultant - Internal
Across Kirklees
Grade 10
£15,673 - £16,891

Internally restricted job. 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.

The Stronger Families (SF) Programme aims to keep families together, improve school attendance, and reduce tenancy failure, negative impacts of debt, worklessness, crime, antisocial behaviour, domestic abuse and poor physical and mental health. Stronger Families consultants are vital to the success of this programme though their work in a number of council and partners agencies for example adult focussed services (substance misuse, mental health and domestic abuse, housing and schools), leading and implementing Think Family approaches.

This role is based in the Mental Health in Families team. The focus of the team is on working across children's social care, early support and adult mental health to reduce the barriers between services, increase collaboration and enhance practice in order to assess and address the impact of parental mental health upon children.

The role involves working closely with managers and staff to implement whole family working. You will promote the use of effective interventions which engage families with multiple needs, overcoming resistance and strengthening motivation to change.

You will require:

  • Ability to use and demonstrate effective interventions with whole families and ability to support others to intervene effectively.
  • Proven experience and understanding of local assessment and risk thresholds and the role of the Lead Professional.
  • Understanding of the developmental and educational needs of children and young people.
  • Willingness and commitment to continuous professional development.
  • Ability to use and interpret data and to keep these skills up to date.

25 October 2020, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
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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