Professional Practitioner (Family Group Conferencing) - Somerset County Council

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Professional Practitioner (Family Group Conferencing) - Somerset County Council

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Starting salary: £28,485 - £32,486 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Number of Hours: 37 hours per week (part time hours will be considered)
Location: Somerset
Closing Date: 20 July 2017 at 5.00pm
Job Ref No: 10413/JH


Somerset County Council offers an exciting opportunity to join a new Family Group Conferencing Service. You may already be trained, or will receive training to deliver Family Group Conferences to families with vulnerable children, particularly those at risk of entering or remaining in Care in the longer term.

You will be required to adhere to established standards and procedures in line with national guidance and best practice in order to improve outcomes for children and young people by enabling families to produce plans, addressing their children’s needs.

You will represent the new service effectively to other professionals and service users, working respectfully with all parties and communities to promote participation.

The vulnerability of the children we work with is increasing, society is changing and the framework within which we operate can be expected to evolve at an increasing pace. Therefore you must be prepared to learn and adapt rapidly to these changing contexts as demands arise. The children and families we work with have their own priorities, demands and commitments. Therefore you must be prepared to work flexibly, which will include some evenings and weekends.

For an informal discussion about these posts please contact Tom Whitworth (Strategic Manager, Services for Vulnerable Young People) or Wendy Jenner (Operational Manager, Targeted Youth Support) on 01458 440820.

Somerset County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all of our employees including:
  • A Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, restaurants, cinemas, hotels and insurance benefits.
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work, Childcare vouchers, additional annual leave, professional subscriptions, computers, mobile phones and health screening.
  • Generous annual leave and flexible working arrangements.
  • Staff discounts in gyms.
  • Employee Assistance and support offering a variety of employee wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle.
  • Free seminars on planning for retirement.
Somerset County Council is subject to Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English will be an essential requirement for customer-facing roles.

Somerset County Council must ensure that each person who works for the public authority in a customer-facing role can speak fluent English. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.

*This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.

Additional information

Apply online at ... ferencing/

To view and download the Application Form for this role: ... ppForm.doc

To view and download the Supporting Documents for this role: ... b-pack.pdf

Please quote the reference number. Please apply by application form as we do not accept CVs for this role.

Contact Phone Number: recruitment line 01823 356862 (24 hours)

Interviews: w/c 7 August 2017

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