City of Wolverhampton Council
Family Time Facilitator - Connecting Families Hub.
Salary – Grade 5 £25,878 to £29,439
Full time position (37 hours per week, Saturdays on rota)
We are currently seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and proactive Family Time Facilitator.
The successful candidate will use their extensive knowledge of children, young people and families to provide both an intensive service to families in crisis and planned interventions as part of agreed plans for children and young people.
The post holder will plan, supervise and assess family time between children and their parents or extended family with the aim of achieving high quality, safe family time, as well as working to change behaviours and rehabilitate individuals whilst ensuring health and safety and security of children and their families.
The Family Time Facilitator will also work closely with social workers and practitioners from other professions within a multi-agency context to ensure a co-ordinated approach to casework planning.
Who we are:
The City of Wolverhampton Council is an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ Local Authority with ‘Outstanding’ Leadership and Management. This means that you can expect to receive outstanding support as you begin your career development and journey with us. Wolverhampton City Council has one Ofsted registered short breaks home which is also judged ‘Good’.
What we offer:
- Good training and development opportunities
- Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
- Sick pay and other local authority benefits such as WV Active membership benefits.
Access to employee assistance and other local authority discounts in stores.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
For further information about this post, please contact:
Beverley Spittle / Kate Semilia – Specialist Family Support Managers
email: Beverley.firstname.lastname@example.org or Kate.email@example.com
Applicants must hold NVQ level 3 or equivalent e.g. in Education, Health or Social Care, Community Development or Diploma in Youth & Community Work.
- Minimum of 2 years post qualifying, recent experience in a relevant field e.g. Education, Social Care, Early Years
- Experience of supporting children and families in groups and individually within frameworks
- Experience of community development work
- Conducting assessments of need, in relation to children and families
- Experience of working in a diverse community
- Knowledge and understanding of current issues in child development and parenting
- Knowledge and understanding of and empathy with the dynamics and complexity of family life
- An understanding of Children and Family Services aims and objectives
- Appropriate and effective communication skills – both written and oral
- Demonstrate the ability to implement support plans and evidence outcomes
- An ability to positively engage parents/carers and children and young people
- Ability to prioritise workloads, meet demands and evaluate effectiveness of own work
We are committed to building a workforce that is reflective of the diverse community we serve. We want to attract the best applications from people of all backgrounds and underrepresented groups because we strongly believe in adding value through diversity, inclusion, and equality. Our employees enable us to deliver services that are accessible, inclusive, and reflective of Wolverhampton residents.
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