Team Leader - Family Group Conferencing
£37,261 - £39,493
20th Nov, 2022
Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of the Early Support Service which is made up of the following Teams: Family Group Conferencing, Family Support, Mental Health in Families, Parenting, Communities, Youth, Outdoor Learning, Play, School Transition & Reach Service, Early Support and Inclusion (Disabled Children), Early Year’s Outcomes Team, and Connected Persons Support Team. 

Early Support services work within a Families Together model which is an integrated early support model that brings together diverse services across all sectors to provide a joined up, whole family approach to supporting children and families when, where, and how they need that support. 

Family Group Conferences (FGCs) are at the heart of our restorative approach to supporting families when there is an identified need for support or safeguarding issues. They aim to help families develop their own solutions to the difficulties they are facing. We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Team Leader who will work consistently and assertively using a multi-agency approach and restorative practice, developing effective working relationships to deliver co-ordinated support to Children, Young people and their Families ensuring the child’s voice is paramount. 

It would be desirable that you are an experienced and trained Family Group Conference Coordinator or can demonstrate your knowledge of the underpinning principles and practices of FGC and meet the person checklist as detailed in the job profile and focus sheet. 

Reporting to the Team Manager you will be responsible for managing a team of FGC Co-Ordinators to develop and implement Family Group Conference approach to children, young people and families in Kirklees. You will work as part of an Early Support management team in developing the FGC service. It is essential you have experience of managing and supporting staff and case management. 

For full details about the role please see the FGC Team Leader Job Profile and Focus Sheet.

In order to be shortlisted for this role please demonstrate how you meet the shortlisting criteria. CVs will not be accepted.

Interviews will be held on 29th and 30th November 2022.

For a discussion or further information about the role please contact Mickaela Irving (Team Manager - Family Group Conferencing and Connected Persons Support Team) on 01484 221000 or [email protected]

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email: [email protected] or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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