Mockingbird Liaison Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
05/06/2020 12:00
£33,799 pa (Pay Award Pending)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Children and Families Social Care, Fostering Service, South Tyneside
Post Number:
Closing date:
5 Jun
Further Information

Mockingbird Liaison Worker
(Children and Families Social Care, Fostering Service, South Tyneside)
£33,799 pa (Pay Award Pending)

An exciting employment opportunity has arisen within the Fostering Service for a practitioner who is a great relationship builder and passionate about resilient family networks for our children and young people.

We are looking for someone who has experience of supervising staff, able to work under their own initiative as well as part of a collaborative team. The post requires flexibility as it includes evening and weekend working.

South Tyneside Council has partnered with The Fostering Network to deliver the Mockingbird Family Model. This is an innovative extended family model that aims to improve the stability of fostering placements and strengthen the relationships between carers, children and young people, fostering services and birth families. Our goal is especially to ensure that sibling attachments and relationships are supported to thrive.

The Mockingbird Liaison Worker will have a lead role in the recruitment of the first Mockingbird Home Hub Carer, and the development of Mockingbird constellations. They will be well organised and have the skills to put the Mockingbird Family Model into practice with fidelity.

The Liaison Worker will work with key partners to develop a shared understanding of and commitment to the Mockingbird Model. The Constellation Liaison Worker will have a lead responsibility to recruit Foster Carers to the constellation, and work with families in the constellation to create an extended family community for children and young people. They will provide effective communication about the offer and work of the Mockingbird Constellation, and ensure that the Fostering and social work teams work effectively with the constellation and Hub Carer.

The postholder will work to the Fostering Manager and will support the wider work of the Fostering Service.

Please see the Mockingbird overview attachment for more details or alternatively if you would like to discuss this project in more detail please contact Janet Meek, Fostering Service, Service Manager on (0191) 4244032.

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

To find out more about this role and to apply please visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk alternatively you can email jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 455 4968. BT Typetalkers welcome.

Closing date: Noon, 5 June 2020.

Please may we ask you to submit your Application form via email to jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk where possible. We apologise for any inconvenience but due to the circumstances there may be unavoidable delays in the receipt and processing of posted Application forms.