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Family Group Conference Facilitator - M12 4NP

Reference

MCC280421/CHE

Job Type

Permanent

Department

Care & Social Care

Location

M12 4NP

<p>It is important to us that we find the right people for this job. You will need to have a good personality and be able to converse with people.<br />
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We are looking for staff who are creative, with great listening skills to be one of our Family Group Conference (FGC) Facilitator’s to deliver FGC’s in Manchester. You will be based in Alonzi House Hub in Ardwick, Manchester.<br />
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This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved and be part of a dedicated established, experienced, and passionate small FGC team. You will exercise a high degree of independence, initiative, and expertise to deliver meetings which bring together families to prevent children entering the care of the local authority.<br />
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You must have a strong belief in family led decision making, respect the voice of the child and value relationships to support children, young people, their extended family networks, and professionals to fully participate in the FGC process. You will develop good working partnerships with families, children and young people and their significant others, contributing to the development and implementation of the family plan.<br />
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The Alonzi Hub have a strong supportive staff and management team in place. Alonzi House is rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.<br />
You will be trained to do this work by one of our management team and the team leader for FGC’s. There are lots of opportunities to develop your skills from our learning and development service.<br />
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This post requires an NVQ3 (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline social care, youth, health or similar<br />
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This post is a designated Essential Car User. Therefore you must hold a full valid driving licence at all times and provide your own car for use at work. You will receive the Essential Car User Allowance.<br />
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The post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Standard/ an Enhanced [delete as appropriate] Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed on our website. We have a policy on the Employment of Ex-Offenders and it is available upon request.<br />
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This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.<br />
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Manchester City Council is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, whilst recognising and remembering the sacrifices they have made. The aim of The Armed Forces Covenant is to ensure that the Armed Forces and veterans are not disadvantaged, when applying for vacancies with Manchester City Council. Armed Forces and veterans will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the Minimum requirements for the role.<br />
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Manchester City Council values equality and works to provide a fair and inclusive environment for a workforce that is as diverse as the communities it serves. We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.<br />
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