Family Group Conferencing Co-ordinator

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Bluebell Centre
£22,911 - £29,636
05 Jan 2021
19 Jan 2021
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Job Type
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

37.0 Hours per Week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time permanent Family Group Conference Coordinator to join the busy FGC team.  Solihull’s Family Group Conference service works in partnership with families, who are facing difficult situations and/or decisions that need addressing, regarding the wellbeing and care of their children and young people. 

As a Family Group Conferencing Co-ordinator you will work with families, helping them to identify their networks and the support they can offer.  You will use your knowledge of working with families, mediation and facilitation skills, building good relationships with the children and Young People, ensuring their voice is heard.   

We are interested in hearing from applicants with experience of working and building relationships with children, young people and their families using evidence based and restorative approaches in a variety of settings. 

You will also have:

  • A level 4 or above qualification in a relevant field (e.g. Children, Young People & Families Practitioner) or substantial experience in a similar role.
  • Experience of supporting families who have experienced trauma and parental conflict to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people.
  • Experience of multi-agency working and sharing expertise to achieve best outcomes for children and young people
  • Experience in facilitating and chairing meetings and managing conflict
  • A clear understanding and experience of Family Group Conferencing, application of legislation and key associated principles
  • A passion about involving children and their families to make key decisions and safe plans for their child’s welfare
  • Hold a driving licence and have access to a vehicle (reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required)

In this role you will be expected to work flexibly, including outside of normal office hours, to meet the needs of families

In return we offer you the opportunity to work in a small, friendly, recently established team of FGC Coordinators, a highly rewarding environment where you can really make a difference to the lives of young people and their families. Working for Solihull means we can offer employees access to training and professional development, as well as a range of workplace benefits including agile and flexible working options, a competitive salary and a career average pension scheme.

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question regarding this post, please contact the Family Group Conference Team Manager Emma Linton 0121 704 7475

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 27th January 2021 using a secure video conferencing platform.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required .

This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: DBS Enhanced Children .

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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