One of the many benefits of being a member of the national Family Group Conference Network is that you can advertise any jobs/vacancies which are coming up in your family group conference service.
Independent Family Group Conference Co-ordinator- home based
Fees: an hourly rate £20.00
(Plus additional expenses for food, mileage, attending by monthly co-ordinators meetings, consultations and development)
Closing date: 10 February 2021
Interview date: Week commencing 15 February 2021
Oxfordshire County Council is currently seeking to recruit sessional Independent Family Group Conference Co-ordinators. In Oxfordshire the FGC model is used to bring family members and friends together to look at how they can collectively provide safe, supportive and sustainable solutions to the problems being experienced in caring for children within the family.
Your role is to organise the meeting and assist the family to come to their own decisions about how they will care for their child/ren. You will understand the importance of facilitating the participation of young people and their families when they are working with welfare agencies. Good communication skills and the ability to engage quickly with clients will be essential. Mediation skills are vital to the position in order that differences of opinion can be expressed constructively.
This will be a self-employed contractual role offered on a part time basis as and when you are available.
You will be expected to work a minimum of 25 hours per month but it is highly likely that more hours will be available. You will be offered a self-employed contract and claiming via invoice per case. You will be home based and expected to work to the County Council’s working at home procedures. The post will require some working in the evenings and a degree of flexibility is required.
For informal chat about the role, please contact Benu Redey, FGC Lead on 07867 467 808.
Service Manager - Family Group Conference
Rate of Pay: £41,881 per annum
Working Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week
Contract type: Permanent
Closing Date: 21 February 2021
A bit about us:
Somerset County Council have an exciting opportunity for a Family Group Conference (FGC) Service Manager. The outstanding FGC Service delivers approx. 250 Family Group Conferences per year for children and their families who are being supported within our Children’s Social Care and Family Intervention Teams. FGCs provides families an opportunity to be actively involved in making key decisions and plans for children. The current postholder is based in Taunton, but this could be negotiable.
Here's what you can expect to be doing:
Responsible for the day to day management of the FGC Service, ensuring high quality FGCs are offered to children and their families.
Provide leadership, support and supervision to 5 FGC Coordinators.
A few things about you. You will:
- have a sound understanding of the FGC model and principles
- be passionate about supporting children and their families to be the key decision makers in any plans
- be motivated and proactive to continue to promote FGCs within Somerset
- be able to build and maintain excellent working relationships with internal and external services
- have significant experience of partnership working with families and multi-disciplinary teams.
- For further information about this post please contact:
- Interviews will be held on 09/03/2021 via Microsoft Teams
Due to the importance of the role we recommend applying as soon as possible as, depending on the level of response, we anticipate conducting interviews ahead of the closing date and scheduled interview date.
- DBS information
This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.
Please read the Job Description and Person Specification before applying for this job.
Independent Family Group Conference Co-ordinators
Rate of Pay: As per agreed tender
Working Hours: As required
Closing Date: May 21 2021
Southwark is seeking tender submissions for qualified and experienced - Independent Family Group Conference providers.
Independent Coordinators will be responsible for delivering timely Family Group Conferences from a variety of referral points across Southwark Children’s Services. This may include but is not limited to; edge of care, Public Law Outline, Child in Need, Child Protection, step-down to support closure, and placement planning & stability. Essential to this is ensuring that the child(ren) voice is heard and promoted to both the family and to the professionals working with the family.
During this unprecedented time of change and restrictions on physical contact/support due of to the global crisis of COVID-19, Southwark remains committed to delivering support and connection to our most vulnerable families via Family Group Conferencing. As such, as a provider you must be confident using and supporting others to use various technologies to bringing people together, while we remain apart.
Please contact Aimee Ellenor – FGC Lead for an informal discussion.
All applications are to be made via ProContract portal here.
Family Group Conference Co-ordinators (North Somerset)
C.£12-£14 per hour depending on experience
Ad-hoc based on the needs of the service
Must drive and have access to a car
Closing date: Ongoing
They are looking for passionate people to co-ordinate Family Group Conferences (FGC) in North Somerset.
They are a small team and positive relationships are valued. Therefore, it is essential that the post holder is able to work effectively with others with a flexible and adaptable approach – always demonstrating their commitment to working to the highest possible standards whilst remaining at all times child centred.
Community Foster Care is a small children’s charity operating as an Independent Fostering Agency, as well as providing other children’s services. They are passionately committed to our values and to enabling children and young people to thrive, be ambitious and to dream. Working for Community Foster Care means you are too.
The post holder will be home-based with access to Local Authority offices in Worle.
You will work with a small team of sessional FGC co-ordinators and be managed by the Family Group Conference Project Coordinator. A driving licence and access to a car is essential.
Applicants must demonstrate:
- Excellent facilitation, negotiation and communication skills
- A sound grasp of the principles and practice of Family Group Conferences
- A comprehensive working knowledge of relevant Legislation
In working for Community Foster Care you will:
- Become an integral part of the Community Foster Care Charity Community.
- Work for a Charity driven by its beliefs and values, which reinvests any surplus back into work with Children and Young People.
- A working culture that promotes innovation and creativity.
- A competitive pension scheme with matched employer contributions up to 5%.
- A flexible working culture, that enables children’s needs to be met, but also provides you flexibility that you need for modern living.
- A Charity that has available a range of diverse professional interventions to enable children to recover from trauma and live within loving stable families. Our resources include a clinical therapist and placement and family support workers.
- A Charity with a firm commitment to anti oppressive practice, underpinned by an understanding and promotion of equality and diversity.
- Commitment to personal development.
- Excellent Terms and Conditions including a car allowance.