Brighter Futures for Children
2 Full-time, 37 hours and 1 Part-time, 22.5 hours posts available
We are establishing a team of six Family Resilience Workers , under the line management of an Assistant Team Manager, to deliver parenting and family intervention work, within statutory social care services. These Resilience Workers will be aligned to the 4 Family Intervention Teams, but will be matrix managed by an Assistant Team Manager, who will be supported through the Contact Manager. Our purpose is to support families with timely, thoughtful and purposeful interventions that will empower them to care for their children safely and appropriately.
We would be promoting service delivery from a trauma-informed approach and will be working with families, together, to not only help mitigate and resolve the effects of trauma for the current generation, but to also prevent it as far as they can for future generations. We are shifting our approach from asking parents “what is wrong with you” to considering “what happened to you” and how they are now coping.
We are now inviting expressions of interest from all BFfC staff. Attached is the job description and person specification.
This is a great opportunity where you will be able to use your intervention skills to support parents and families to improve their parenting in order for children to be appropriately and safely cared for by their parents.
About the role:
To work with the whole family and partners to assess the needs within the household and acknowledge those of the extended family where required.
To deliver evidence based interventions with families including direct work with children and young people
To adopt a mentoring approach in order to develop, coordinate and deliver outcome focussed plans.
To work with families who exhibit a range of challenges and who may resist engagement – there may be a requirement to work intensively over a period of time with some families.
For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Maria Young on Maria.Young@brighterfuturesforchildren.org or Jo.Hicks@brighterfuturesforchildren.org