At Sandwell Children’s Trust we strive for excellence to improve the lives of children. Our ‘Sandwell Deal’, brings together our new improved offering that make Sandwell Children’s Trust a great place to work; it also sets out our expectations of you as a member of staff.
What we can offer you:-
- Generous annual leave of up to 31 days, plus 5 additional days for long service recognition.
- Your birthday off paid in addition to annual leave entitlement and 8 Bank Holidays, plus a concessionary day at Christmas.
- You will receive a generous local government career average pension scheme with employer contributions of 21.6%.
- We recognise individual loyalty with service awards from 2, 5, 10 and every 5 years onwards.
- Flexible working patterns that suit you and all of our roles have well-defined career progression.
- We provide competitive expenses for both mileage (55p per mile) and subsistence, plus access to a comprehensive employee benefits scheme.
With the work that we have done so far and with the ambitions we have for the future, it’s a really exciting time to join Sandwell Children’s Trust and to become part of our ‘Sandwell Family’.
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37 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract until 30 September 2024
A vacancy have arisen for a Strengthening Families Practitioner within a busy and vibrant Strengthening Families Service that offers family support within the Wednesbury area. The service has great working relationships with partners and offers a truly multi-agency way to improving the outcomes for children and families.
The post holders will be responsible for: -
- Chairing and co-ordinate Team around the Family (TAF) meetings with families and partner agencies to devise an outcome focused plan to bring about change for the family.
- To undertake direct work with children, young people and families
- To work with a variety of partners to achieve better outcomes for Children and Families.
- To support the effective application of thresholds in line with SSCB procedures.
- Keep accurate and update recording on EHM of all contact, meetings and interventions with children and families.
- Two years’ direct experience of working within a child, young people or families setting.
- NVQ level 3 or above in a child, young people or families field.
- Experience of direct work with children or families.
- Experience of maintaining up to date, accurate case records within a child, young people or family setting.
- Experience of undertaking children and /or families’ assessment (e.g., Early Help Assessments) on children, young people or families.
- Experience of managing a caseload.
- Experience of coordinating a package of intervention designed to address specific assessed needs to reduce risk and build resilience.
- Experience of delivering direct work with children and young people with a range of complex needs.
- Chairing and coordinating multi-agency meetings.
When people join the team at Sandwell they say it feels like they become part of the family…they have #ComeHomeToSandwell. With the work that we have done so far and with the ambitions we have for the future, it’s a really exciting time to join Sandwell Children’s Trust and to become part of our Family.
So, if you think your future could lie with Sandwell Children’s Trust, then we’d love to hear from you.
Sandwell Children's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.
If you require further information on the role or working for us please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our Recruitment Team will be happy to give you a call.
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