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Family Group Conference Co-ordinator, Children's Social Care
£ 35991 to £ 38994 pa
The role of the Family Group Conference Co-ordinator is to facilitate high quality Family Group conferences within the London Borough of Newham; supporting children and their families to make key decisions and safe plans for their child’s welfare. The FGCs are held in the best interest of the child with them at the centre; contributing to positive outcomes for children, families, and the community.
The Family Group Conference service is embedded within the Borough and based in the Children’s Planning and Review Team. The service mainly receives referrals from social workers to assist families who need co-ordinated support when problems arise. This includes children who are currently, or have previously been, subject to a child protection plan or children in care or at the edge of care. FGCs are used as a positive, preventative or early intervention measure across the directorate.
FGC coordinators work under the direction of and receive and access regular systemic supervision and support from the Family Group Conference Manager.
• Be experienced in working with children and their families
• Be confident in facilitating and chairing meetings
• Have a clear understanding of Family Group Conferencing and key associated principles
• Be confident in working within a multi-agency environment, delivering and willing to improve upon effective direct work interventions with families.
• Remain focused on your own continuous professional development.
• Strive to share learning and collaborate with practitioners and multi-agency partners to achieve positive outcomes for children and their families.
Please contact Denise Bineham, Family Group Conference Manager, on 0203 373 0925 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this role.
Interviews will be held on: 22/11/2018