Family Group Conference Co-ordinator

Job specification


Hours:37Salary:£27,966 p.a.

Closing date:29/11/2020

Job reference:004869

Interview date:w/c 07/12/2020

Date posted:06/11/2020

Swindon Borough Council’s Family Group Conference is an essential service for families within the Borough of Swindon. Our purpose is to bring families together to participate in a decision-making and planning process, which will increase the safety and wellbeing of their children. Our team ensures that safety and wellbeing of children remains within their wider family.

The team is innovative, creative and empowers families with the opportunity to develop their own solutions and participate fully in decision-making processes. You will use your knowledge of the underpinning values of the service and the Family Group Conference Model. Your key role will be to liaise with families, referrers and other professionals to arrange and facilitate Family Group Conferences (FGC’s) and Restorative Conferences.

You will have experience of working with children and families and be confident communicating with adults, young people and children. You will be used to working in partnership with other agencies and confident in communicating with other professionals. You will need to be adaptable, flexible and able to organise your own workload. A qualification in a relevant profession such as social care, education, youth justice, counselling, mediation, health or community work is essential.

We are a passionate team who are forward thinking and who strive for continuous improvement. Our aim is to empower children and families to enable them to achieve positive outcomes. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.

You must be fluent in English language (as a requirement of part 7 of the Immigration Act – for the effective performance of a customer-facing role)

An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this position.

For any enquiries please contact Lisa McNally, Family Group Conference and New Beginnings Manager on 07823 525264

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Application closing date: 29th November 20