Team: Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) Team
Job Family: CBG5 - Supporting
Salary: £18,795 - £19,171 per annum pro rata
Contract Type: Secondment to FDAC pilot – initially a minimum of one year as part of a two-year pilot.
Hours: 18.5 hours per week
Base Location: Technology House, 239 Ampthill Road, Bedford, MK42 9QG.
Closing Date: 2nd December 2019
Interview Date: 4th December 2019
More about the role:
The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) specialist multidisciplinary team work with the courts, providing an accessible community based assessment and intervention service for high needs families with a history of substance misuse.
The Pan Bedfordshire FDAC is a partnership across the three Bedfordshire Local Authorities - Luton, Central Bedfordshire and Bedford. Central Bedfordshire Council is the lead and recruiting local authority.
The FDAC specialist multidisciplinary team will be made up of experienced Social Workers, a Parental Substance Misuse Specialist, a Domestic Abuse Expert and a Business Support Officer.
As a Business Support Officer in the FDAC team you would work to provide a comprehensive business and administrative support to the FDAC team. You would liaise with the Court Clerk to book court hearings; submit a high number of reports (substance testing, assessment and Court updates) to Court and the parties to the care proceedings; maintain an accurate record of these report submissions; type up and submit to Court and parties the notes from the non-lawyer FDAC hearings and meetings; ensure timely and cost effective provision and maintenance of resources and carry out financial administration including raising purchase orders.
You would be an important part of a specialist team who work with parents and children. You would need to communicate effectively with parents, children and professionals. It will be important to build and maintain strong collaborative relationships with partner agencies. This role will be vital to enabling the team to be effective in their work.
As the successful candidate you would have experience of business support work. You will be a good team player and be equally capable of individual work. The successful candidate will be available to start as soon as possible.
Join the FDAC team and you’ll enjoy regular working hours, attractive benefits, plus excellent in-house training. Even better, you’ll develop a new level of expertise as you work in this specialist team.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Beverley Sorensen at Beverley.Sorensen@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 6852.
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: the recruitment team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 300 8000.
Safeguarding (For DBS posts only):
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
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