HIPSS (Herefordshire Intensive Placement Support Service) Project Coordinator

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Hereford, Herefordshire
£33,782-£37,890 plus £5,000 market forces supplement
19 Jul 2021
08 Aug 2021
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£33,782-£37,890 plus £5,000 market forces supplement
Hours: 37 per week

Closing date: 02/08/2021

Passionate about giving children and young people a great start in life?

Our priority in Herefordshire is to keep children safe and give them a great start in life.  It’s the priority for the council, our partners and for all of us who work in the Children & Families Directorate.

How do we do this?  By having dynamic, dedicated, passionate and professional staff who work in a culture that focuses on what we can achieve with children, what they can achieve themselves, and the relationship we build with families and partners to enable this. We have invested heavily in training and developing staff in our single practice approach which is Signs of Safety and it's is an exciting time to join Herefordshire – we believe in investing in you so you can be the best you can be!

Herefordshire has a really strong team ethos. Our teams are passionate about the work they do and the positive difference they and the teams they are in make to people’s lives.  This is all underpinned by the focus and support from their managers and the council as a whole.
Come to Herefordshire and join the journey.

The HIPSS Project Co-ordinator is a joint role between our specially commissioned service with Action for Children and the fostering support team. We need an experienced social worker to join the team to provide high quality assessment, reflective supervision and training of specialist therapeutic foster carers.

The applicant should be able to provide the highest standards of professional practice, working collaboratively as an important link between the Fostering Service, Action for Children and children’s services. You will be working alongside a clinical psychologist and lead therapeutic practitioners to support foster carers and provide therapeutic interventions for some of our most vulnerable children and young people.

Our aim is to prevent young people needing residential care and providing planned intervention to enable young people to step down from Residential care with bespoke support packages or ‘wrap around care’ in existing placements. There is scope to develop training initiatives across the teams. You will also be able to develop professionally through training, clinical and reflective supervision from experienced managers and clinical leads.

To find out more about working in children’s services, please visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/workwithchildren  

We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.

The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:

•             Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
•             Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support   the Armed Forces Covenant; and
•             Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting   young people leaving our care.
Benefits with Herefordshire Council

• Holidays: 25 days per year plus 2 days unpaid at Christmas (pro rata for part time)
• Pension: LGS pension scheme
• Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and   discounts.
• We also offer an employee assistance programme that means you will have access to confidential support and advice if you ever need it.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.

To apply, please submit your CV along with a supporting statement, referring to the job description and person specification, detailing how you meet the specific requirements of the role.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you would like to obtain details regarding feedback on your application please contact Hoople Resourcing at: enquiries@hoopleresourcing.co.uk

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