Practitioner- Family Group Conferencing

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 02/10/2023 23:59
£27,852 - £29,439 plus pending pay award
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Closing date:
2 Oct
Further Information
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council prides itself on being a great place to work where staff are trusted, valued and supported to make a positive contribution at work.

Things are happening and changing at pace here in Children’s Services in Stockton-on-Tees. There’s lots going on and we have come a long way. We’re seeking ambitious, hardworking and innovative people to join our team.

This is an exciting time to join us as we continue to hold children at the centre of everything that we do and reinforce our commitment to embedding relationship -based practice.

We recognise that we will promote the best outcomes for children by focusing on relationships with and within families, and also with each other as a staff team and with our multi-agency partners.

The post is based in the heart of our community within our Family Hub.
We strive to empower families to be the best they can be in Stockton. If you have both drive and passion in supporting families to succeed we want to hear from you.

An FGC is a family led meeting in which a child’s wider family support network comes together to make their own plans about future arrangements for the child. FGC draws on the families’ strengths and personal knowledge of their situation to resolve difficulties.
The role of the practitioner will involve co-ordination of FGC meetings, including preparation work with children, parents, carers and their network. This allows the practitioner to understand the aims for the family. The practitioner will be responsible for chairing family meetings to draw together a family plan will ensure that the child’s safety and well-being is promoted.

This post has been identified as suitable for flexible working which enables the post holder to work a percentage of their working time away from the office

In return we offer an excellent total reward package, including:

• A competitive salary of up to £29,439.
• Flexible Working arrangements –working onsite at our main office in central Stockton, at our other Council buildings within the borough (where appropriate), and the ability to work some of your time from home.
• 27 days annual leave per year rising to 32 with 5 years service. Ability to purchase additional leave is also available.
• Generous Pension Scheme through the LGPS with ability to pay extra and plan for retirement
• Access to a number of employee benefits including an employee counselling service, Physiotherapy, salary sacrifice Car Lease Scheme and more.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Helen Cooke Lead Practitioner Family Group Conferencing on 01642 524694

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is not a UKVI Sponsor therefore we are unable to provide visa sponsorship.

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This job is closed for applications.