Directorate: Children’s Services
Starting salary: JM2: £36,371 per annum
Location: Based in North Somerset
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term contract up to 12 months or upon the return of the substantive postholder, whichever is soonest
Closing date: Friday 08 July 2022
- 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 Intervention Leader, 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 0-19 years.
North Somerset Council has recently restructured its early help offer to develop a Family Hub in each of the 3 localities, to build on their Children Centre offer. Family Wellbeing Intervention Leaders provide leadership and management of integrated services which focus on a whole family approach to child development and family support. The role will require the smooth running of the facilities and develop an evidence-based framework to develop a programme of activities that meet the needs of children and families in accordance with Ofsted requirements. Service delivery will include targeted and universal services to ensure an inclusive offer to the community. The Family Wellbeing Intervention Leader may be required to deliver parenting programmes and will be required to cover in absence of their locality counterparts. This includes providing support to all new requests for Early Help and provide professional support for all case-held families.
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 Tracey Wells on 07766366110
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: Thursday 21 July 2022
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.