Family Time Facilitator

Organisation:

Kirklees

Contract Type:

Permanent

Job ID:

6670

Closing Date:

09/10/2022

No quick apply - please check job description for how to apply

Do you enjoy working with and supporting children and their families, are you creative and adaptable, do you strive for to be part of an outstanding organisation?

Do you want to be part of our journey in providing excellent services for children and families of Kirklees, and ensuring the best outcomes for our children and young people?

The Family Time Team

Here at the Family Time Team we strive to provide the best quality family time between our children, young people and their families.

Where risks are managed to ensure safety and promote the wellbeing of all. We offer a range of skills and support to families, including parenting advice, support from pre-birth through to rehabilitation and to permanence.

Workers will be part of the professional group around our Children In Care, arranging Family Time with children’s families promoting good quality, stable and flexible Family Time. Workers will observe Family Time ensuring that children are at the centre and will step in when needed to ensure a safe and stable environment and report how Family Time progresses.

The Family Time Team are a large team of committed, enthusiastic, flexible, and supportive Family Time Facilitators and Family Support Workers. Our staff have a wide range of both experience and skills.  We work openly together ensuring that we can provide a nurturing and supportive environment in which to enable everyone to achieve and thrive to their best ability.

Feedback from our colleagues:

I was welcomed by all staff across the directorate of children and families and have never looked back. I have continually been encouraged and supported to further enhance my knowledge and skills through career progression. I have developed and maintained positive relationships with my colleagues, not just within my own team but across the service, who are consistently supportive and who all work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for children within Kirklees.”

Feedback from the team:

“Family time to me, is making a positive difference in someone's life whatever the result.  Knowing I have supported the parents I have worked with, to get the best outcomes for their children is very rewarding. Having a supportive team around me, giving and taking advice from my colleagues and manager, is invaluable.”

The Role

You will organise and facilitate Family Time for children in care with their families. Forming working relationships and liaising with parents, carers, social workers, and children, to ensure Family Time meets the needs of children and young people.  We firmly believe in the principle of delivering the right support at the right time. Contributing to social work assessments and working collaboratively to supporting children and families and enabling them to become more resilient and maximise their independence. As part of this role you will be required to record observations, and may be required to be shared within the court arena, and on these occasions you may be required to give evidence.

We are particularly interested in people who have experience of working with children and families in need of help and support. We are looking for people who can work on their own initiative, confidently and with flexibility to meet the needs of the service. So, if this is you, and you want to join our journey then please either contact us or make an application.

For a full list of the role requirements please see the attached Job Profile.

What can we offer?

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Ongoing training
  • Regular, supportive supervision
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • A range of family friendly polices
  • We offer a wide range of well-being initiatives including a cycle to work scheme and discounted KAL membership

Closing date: 8th June 2022

Interviews: 17th June 2022

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Sabrina Davies (Team Manager) on 01484 221000.