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.
Sustainable Network Coordinator
DIRECTORATE: Children and Adult Services
GRADE: Grade 10 (£35,070 to £41,718 pa)
LOCATION: Children’s Social Care
DIVISION / SECTION: Family Group Conference Service, Permanence Service
RESPONSIBLE TO: Family Group Conference Lead
This is an exciting time in Southwark! Southwark Council and Catch22 developed a joint bid for funding to the Department of Education for Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme to explore the development of a Care Leavers Partnership to improve the outcomes of care leavers in the Borough.
This unique role, employed by Southwark Council, for the Care Leavers Partnership, working from the heart of Southwark will plan, facilitate and lead the development and delivery of sustainable networks for young people leaving care in Southwark.
Family Group Conferences have not been traditionally offered to Care Leavers in Southwark, and it is recognised that this offer has the potential of increasing the support available to young people. We want to develop this concept for care leavers, focusing on supporting individuals to develop sustainable networks. The offer of sustainable network development meetings for young people is a part of the multi-level leaving care service re-design, which will be independently evaluated as part of the DofE innovation programme.
This is a unique role for an individual with a passion for improving the lives of children in care. Catch22 and Southwark are seeking a committed individual with energy and drive to lead the development of sustainable networks in the design of a new care leaver’s service in Southwark.
This is a fixed term position for 18 months, until September 2019.
Closing Date for applications: 15 April 2018
Shortlisting Date: 18 April 2018
Interview and Assessment: 24 April 2018
To have an informal discussion please contact Aimee Ellenor – Interim Family Group Conference Lead on 0207 525 2875.
To review the post and apply please visit https://www.jobsatsouthwark.co.uk
Independent Family Group Conference Coordinator
Southwark Family Group Conference Service is seeking applications to tender for Independent Family Group Conference Coordinators.
The aim of the service is to provide FGC to families where there are concerns in respect to safeguarding children, to allow families to develop their own strategies to keep children safe. We are looking at providers to be able to deliver FGC’s within a 6 weeks timeframe. As well as to facilitate emergency family meetings, using the principles of FGC, within 7 working days in cases where police protection power’s have been used or a emergency protection order has been granted.
Southwark FGC Service is also participating in the Lifelong Links trial, and are looking to hear from Lifelong Links trained coordinators to apply via the tender process.
The tender is available on: https://procontract.due-north.com/ProjectManagement/ProjectDashboard?projectId=7ff52ff4-a40d-e811-80ea-005056b64545.
Any enquiries about the tender will need to be made directly through the tenders portal.