£27,099 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Guildford Borough Council Offices, Millmead, Guildford, GU2 4BB. While your office base will be Guildford your role will cover working across the county, therefore the ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day/week/weekend is essential.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
About the role
Are you passionate about involving children and their families to make key decisions and safe plans for their child's welfare?
Do you have experience of multi-agency working and sharing expertise to achieve best outcomes for children and young people?
Can you see yourself facilitating and chairing meetings and training sessions for family networks and other professionals?
Yes? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you.
We are looking for two Family Group Conference Coordinators to join our small, well-established team at Surrey. You will be thorough in all aspects of your work and will help us to continue our proven track record and achieve future targets.
Working as part of the Early Help Hub you will deliver a critical front facing service that supports the effective delivery of the right services at the right time for our children, young people and their families and in line with our thresholds as identified in our 'Effective Family Resilience' document. You will be co-located within the Hub in Guildford with colleagues from supporting agencies, delivering a partnership approach to services.
The FGC team work with children and their families who are struggling with everyday life, children who may be at risk of coming into care, children in care and care leavers; anywhere where a plan involving the wider family and friends networks will be of benefit to the safety and wellbeing of the child or young person.
Further information about FGC can be found at www.frg.org.uk
To be short-listed to interview for this position you will show that you,
- Are qualified and experienced in working with children and their families,
- Are confident in facilitating and chairing meetings,
- Have a clear understanding of Family Group Conferencing, current legislation and key associated principles,
- Are confident in working within a multi-agency environment, delivering and willing to improve upon effective direct work interventions with families,
- Understand the importance of facilitating the participation of young people and their families when they are working with agencies,
- ·Are focused on your own continuous professional development,
- Strive to share learning and collaborate with practitioners and multi-agency partners to achieve positive outcomes for children and their families.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 13th September 2019.
Interviews dates are to be confirmed.