Directorate: Children’s Services
Starting salary: JM2: £35,745 per annum
Location: Based in North Somerset
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term until June 2022 or upon the return of the substantive postholder
Closing date: Wednesday 23 June 2021
- are passionate about giving children & young people the best start in life
- have exceptional skills in working with children & families
- can motivate and lead an agile multi professional team
- Know how to keep children safe
- understand the importance of measuring the impact and can demonstrate the difference your work makes.
We are looking to appoint a full time, fixed term, Family Wellbeing Support Leader until June 2022, to join our Family Wellbeing Team. Working with partners, this team co-ordinates North Somerset Council’s Early Help offer (-9 months – 19 years). You must have experience of working with school age children.
North Somerset Council has recently restructured its early help offer to provide a Family Hub in each of the 3 localities and has integrated the Troubled Families into their Children’s Centre model. A Family Hub coordinates Early Help support services. Family Wellbeing Support Leaders has both strategic and operational duties with responsibility of new requests for early help support, allocating families to Family Support Workers that they will manage and manage Family Coaches (who are volunteers). Family Wellbeing Support Leaders work closely with their counterparts, Family Wellbeing Intervention Leaders to ensure the right services are available within their locality so that vulnerable families in receipt of a Family Support Worker can access. Service delivery will include targeted and universal services to ensure an inclusive offer to the community. The Family Wellbeing Support Leader may be required to deliver parenting programmes and will be required to cover in absence of their locality counterparts. This includes oversight of premises management and service delivery.
The successful candidate will have experience of delivering a range of interventions, including trauma informed practice and evidenced based parenting programmes. 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 who also work with the families. You must have a passion for finding solutions, be up for a challenge and be prepared to try different ways of doing things to get results.
Applicants must have a degree level qualification relevant to working with children & families, plus experience and skills in managing service delivery to families. Please note that the post may require some evening and occasional weekend work.
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.
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.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Laura Mitchell-Miles on 07469 406057 or email email@example.com
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: Monday 05 July 2021
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.