Family Group Conference Team Manager – LB Camden
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Job Title: Family Group Conference Team Manager
Contract Type: Full time
This is a permanent opportunity to work within the Supporting People directorate directly to the Service Manager for Family Group Conferencing and Restorative Practice who will be the line manager of this post.
The role purpose is to manage FGC work and its practitioners across the Family Services and Social Work service. Support and develop family group conferencing within the Camden Model of Social Work framework.
To be the operational lead for FGC service in CSSW, meet internal service targets and national standards for practice. It is expected that they will influence research and evidence-based practice and to deliver an outcome-focused service. They will provide individual support for FGC Coordinators, be responsible for the allocation of work. It will be necessary to be part of the national conversation on FGC and and local policy.
The promotion of the service by organizing and participating in action learning sessions/workshops is an essential requirement to embed best practice principles and values, building professional confidence across the workforce.
For this role you will be managing and leading on FGC work across the CSSW service
You will be developing FGC positive practice measures, coordinating resources and creating learning opportunities
You will lead FGC practice development; by embedding principles and values across CSSW
You will successfully implement and embed the next phases and Lifelong links.
Maintain, lead and further develop positive standards for DOVE FGC and Child Welfare FGC work.
You will mentor and facilitate and lead on staff development and engagement.
The ideal candidate will provide expert support to social workers and FGC Coordinators in undertaking FGC work including the Youth led , Dove and Lifelong Links.
You will be capable of offering exert advice to social workers/others to use the case recording system to document FGC work and ensure FGC plans are used and are useful documents.
You will promote and design integrated whole systems working, negotiating and influencing outcomes, engaging and involving users and carers and all stakeholders, liaising with other workers and agencies as appropriate.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
You will be required to have a social Work or equivalent professional qualification and proven experience of working in Social Care (Essential) along with HCPC registration (Essential)
You will be able to demonstrates knowledge and awareness of FGC
You will have the ability to provide excellent report writing and presentation skills.
The ideal candidate will understand legislation and policies and procedures and ability to apply it in practice.
You will have excellent knowledge and practical application of safeguarding.