Family Group Conference Team Manager – Leeds City Council
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Job Title: Family Group Conference Team Manager
Salary/Rate: PO6 £44,624.00 – £47,664.00
Contract Type: Permanent. Full time (37 hours)
Are you skilled in managing a restorative practice based service, forming strong relationships with other services and empowering families to make decisions in relation to their own welfare?
A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Family Group Conference Team Manager. You will be responsible for managing the Family Group Conference Service for children, young people and families in one of three areas of Leeds. Family Group Conference is an established and successful service in Leeds which offers families the opportunity to co-ordinate and review their own plans and lead on decision making in relation to the welfare of their children in a variety of situations.
The service works with families from Early Help through to statutory interventions; Pre-Birth Assessments; Child in Need; Initial Child Protection Conference and Children Looked After. Working closely with the other team managers you will contribute to the promotion and development of the FGC service; supporting best practice in relation to family led decision making and the use of restorative approaches across Leeds Children’s Services.
On occasion, you will work together with partner agencies and other Local Authorities to support them to develop Restorative Practice and Family Led Decision Making within their own organisations.
You will bring:
- Proven management or supervisory experience and ability to develop, manage, motivate and lead a team of highly skilled and experienced FGC co-ordinators and offer appropriate professional supervision.
- In depth understanding of the practice and theory of FGC work including direct experience of co-ordinating and undertaking Family Group Conferences.
- Experience around family led decision making and an in depth understanding of its benefits in terms of achieving positive outcomes for children and families.
- Commitment to and experience of working in partnership with vulnerable children, young people and families.
- Skills in engaging families and professionals, approachable with strong communication and organisational skills.
- A good understanding of the current Children’s Services agenda and Early Help offer to children, young people and families.
- A Social Work or other professional qualification working with children and families.