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Family Group Conference Practice Supervisor, Family Group Conference Service
  • Employer: Birmingham Children's Trust
  • Reference: BCT/21/167675
  • Published: Wed 06/10/2021, 9:50 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 15/10/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,745 - £43,857
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham, Birmingham

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Family Group Conference Practice Supervisor, Family Group Conference Service

Fast Track FGC Project

Do you agree that decisions that affect a whole family should be made with the whole family? Do you believe that families should be partners in safety planning? If so, then you may be interested in an exciting new opportunity to help lead and drive forward the development of the Family Group Conference Service. The Family Group Conference Service puts families at the heart of making safe decisions and plans for children that are at risk of being taken into care by delivering high quality Family Group Conferences. Children and young people are involved along with their wider family network, and often supported by an advocate from outside the family. Together, a plan is agreed by all those involved and families agree to meet again to assess how well the plan is going and make the changes necessary to protect children.

With experience in delivering Family Group Conferences, we are looking for a Practice Supervisor who can support and nurture the growing team and help to raise practice standards.  You will be using your expertise to supervise a small team of FGC facilitators. The new position is full time and can be worked flexibly and we are looking for someone who is confident working with families in their homes as well as virtually.

You will be facilitating FGC’s and taking a lead for the city in promoting family led practice. You will also play a key role in the roll out of our new Fast Track Family Group Conference offer aimed at empowering children and families at the earliest possible opportunity so a good understanding of the timescales for assessment processes would be an advantage.

The following experience and competencies are required for this role:

  • A social care qualification or, NVQ Level 4 or equivalent in relevant field such as teaching, mediation, youth work (etc) (If relying on Social Work qualification you will be required to be registered with General Social Care Council). 
  • A proven track record of delivering high quality Family Group Conferences
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  • A working knowledge of child protection practice and child care legislation and understanding of the role of other agencies / professionals who work with children and families. 
  • A minimum of 3 years experience of working with children and their families from a wide range of backgrounds, including families in crisis. 
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  • Experience of organising and leading meetings both face to face and remotely and an ability to manage any tensions or conflict.
  • Ability to work independently, in an organised way using initiative, being self-motivated, creative and open minded. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a good level of computer literacy. 
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends and to be able to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day.

If you have any queries about the role please contact one of the managers: Ally Brown (07864926909) or Emma Lewis (07703373999). Alternatively, you can email familygroupconferencing@birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk

Interview dates will be held on the 4th and 5th November 2021.