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Family Group Conference (FGC) Parenting Coordinator: Youth Offending Service

Employer: Camden Council

  • Reference: SP/17/43084
  • Published on: Wed 13/09/2017 16:21 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 24/09/2017 23:29 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £31,836 - £36,931
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Family Group Conference (FGC) Parenting Coordinator: Youth Offending Service
Directorate: Supporting People
Location: Crowndale Centre
Grade Job Level 3 Zone 2
Salary: £31,836 - £36,931 Inclusive of London Weighting
Contract: Permanent, Full Time – 36 hours
25 days holiday (27 days after 5 years' service)

In Camden we are committed to ensuring that all young people succeed, do well in their education and if they need additional support and help, they are able to access a range of exciting and targeted youth support options. We have reorganised all our youth support services, delivered through the Integrated Youth Support Service so that we make the most of our dedicated, innovative and enthusiastic staff teams to deliver a more holistic and integrated offer to the young people of Camden.

We want young people to maximise their potential for growth and development, become resilient and thereby remaining in education, stay safe, and develop healthier and more positive lifestyles. We intend to achieve this by working with whole families and developing family led intervention plans.

As a Family Group Conference (FGC)/Parenting Coordinator for the Youth Offending Service you will:
• Supporting families known to the YOS by providing FGC approaches to assessment, planning and intervention and structured group and individual parenting skills programmes in both a voluntary and statutory capacity with the aim of reducing offending/reoffending, becoming NEET and substance misuse.
• To effectively engage with the whole family to address risk factors related to young people’s offending
• Ensuring that all work undertaken with a family/parent/carer is outcome focussed and aligned with any other plan in place.
• To work with the parents/carers of those children identified at risk of serious youth violence and ensure that support is put in place to reduce any safeguarding/offending risks.

About you

It is essential that you have experience of direct work with young people, their families, and delivering high quality services and interventions. You will have experience and/or knowledge of Family Group Conferencing approaches. You will have a good understanding of approaches to young people’s development and a good understanding of youth justice systems and evidence of effective practice that build desistance and resilience. It is essential you have knowledge of the role of the YOS in Youth Court and Crown Courts. You must have a proven ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and an ability to write clear and concise reports within a youth justice environment to fixed timescales. Substantial experience of working with young people and families who are considered to be at risk, this will include young people who are at risk of crime and ASB, NEET, SEND, exploitation etc.

Qualifications required:
Professional Qualification in any of the following:
• Social work (HCPC- Registered)
• Professional Certificate of Effective Practice (with considerable recent work experience in case management within the youth justice system)
• FGC Coordinators accreditation
• Probation
• Educated to degree level

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

For in-depth information with regards to this post please view the job profile attached.

Or if you wish to discuss this amazing opportunity please contact the YOS Team Manager, Lee Matthews on 020 7974 5266 or

About Camden

You can expect a great range of benefits including discounts in famous brand restaurants and coffee shops, first class savings with Virgin Media Affinity, discounted access to a gym and swimming pool in our main building in St Pancras Square and Oyster cards for work related usage.

It’s a great place to advance your skills, our training and development is second to none.

We offer you flexibility and agile working as well as an excellent pension package, competitive salary plus 25 days holiday per year (27 days after 5 years’ service). We have a committed management team, who are there for continuous support.
We also recognise and reward high performance, and salary progression is based on individual performance.

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How to Apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply for job" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Closing dates for applications: 24th September 2017 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: Week commencing 2nd October 2017
Please quote ref: 1700002F

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