Directorate: People and Communities
Starting salary: JM4:- £44,632 per annum
Location: Based in North Somerset
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term until 31 March 2022
Closing date: Tuesday 26 May 2020
- are an exceptional leader and manager
- are passionate about giving children & young people the best start in life
- believe in preventative strengths-based work
- have reflective practice at your core
- have extensive experience of successful multi-agency working
- have exceptional skills in working with children & families to support improved outcomes
- can motivate and lead agile multi-professional teams
- have extensive knowledge and practice of safeguarding children and families
- understand the importance of measuring impact and can demonstrate the difference your work makes.
We are looking to appoint a, full time, fixed term, Community Family Team Leader until 31 March 2022, to join our leadership team supporting our committed Children’s Centre and Family Hub Leaders. Working with partners, this team co-ordinates North Somerset Council’s Early Help offer (-9 months – 18 years) and supports the operational delivery of the High Impact (Troubled Families) Programme. You must have experience of working with school age children.
North Somerset is creating Family Hubs by integrating High Impact Families into their Children’s Centre model, with at least one Family Hub in each of the 4 localities. A Family Hub coordinates Early Help support services. Community Family Team Leaders have strategic and operational oversight of Family Hubs which includes Early Help Assessments, Team Around the Family meetings, Family Support Work, volunteers and others. They oversee the delivery of parenting programmes and ensure the smooth running of the premises.
The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of a range of interventions, including parenting programmes, with an outcome focus. Family outcomes are recorded using our Early Help Module so competency in the use of ICT is a necessity. You should be a highly effective negotiator, skilled team leader and be able to work confidently and innovatively within a multi-agency environment. You will bring enthusiasm and be able to establish credibility with a range of professionals. You must have a passion for finding solutions, be up for a challenge.
Applicants must have a postgraduate degree level qualification relevant to working with children & families, plus considerable experience and skills in managing service delivery to families. Please note that the post may require some evening and occasional weekend work.
Posts are currently fixed term but may be extended subject to continuation of government funding?
North Somerset Council Children’s Services are committed to using the Signs of Safety, strengths based, safety organised approach to child protection and early help casework.
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Jenie Eastman Service Lead Early Years & Early Help on 07799075780 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: Thursday 04 June 2020
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.