Job Title: Families First Co-ordinator (Stevenage & North Herts)
Salary Range: £24,799 - £26,999 pa (pro rata for part-time)
Hours: 14.30 per week (Job Share Post: Thursday and Fridays Only)
Contract: Fixed Term - Until 31st March 2021
Families First is a key priority in Hertfordshire to deliver a coordinated early help offer for children and families across the County. The concept is a seamless partnership approach across 9 district Hubs. The Hub is an overarching term to articulate how local early help is provided in a coordinated way; it is not about establishing different teams or physical locations.
We are recruiting to a Families First Coordinator post in Families First Partnerships, Practice and Development Team. This post will support partners and practitioners with information on core offer of services available, supporting them to navigate around the district and be knowledgeable about services. They will be visible within the double district and partnership Hubs, provide bespoke and personalised coaching/training around assessment, plan and support to access tools and resources.
Families First Coordinator post will also provide early help advice and guidance to practitioners, and instigate initial Families First assessment for identified cases, organise a team around the family and identify a key worker for the family.
We are seeking an individual who is motivated, resourceful and passionate to improve outcomes for children and families, with a ‘can do’ attitude, excellent written and verbal communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills, and experience of integrated working. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced practitioner who is passionate about improving outcomes for children and families through early help. This role is critical as the double district contact for practitioners, ensuring a positive cultural change by championing and promoting the use of the Families First Assessment.
Please note this post will focus mainly on initiating Families First assessments for cases identified through local Triage Panels, organise a team around the family, identify a key work for the family and provide practice advice and support to Practitioners in the local area. Experience of undertaking an assessment will be an advantage.
If our vision inspires you, and you relish a challenge - then this is a great opportunity to join one of the most exciting and forward-thinking councils, and a consistently high performing Team.
Closing Date: 5th July 2020 at 11.59pm
Interview Date: 24th July 2020
Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams and will include a short presentation.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.