SalaryGBP £31,434 to £32,577 31434
DepartmentChildren, Adults & Community Health
ServiceChildren & Families Service
Contract TypeFixed Term / Secondment - Full Time
1 year Fixed Term Contract / Secondment
Based in Oxford
The Family Learning Intervention Programme (FLIP) is a unique project, supported by the Department of Education’s (DfE) Innovation Fund. The programme is aimed at families with children on the edge of care, where there is a risk of family breakdown, and for young people in long-term foster care where there is a risk of placement breakdown. FLIP supports families through strengthening relationships and increasing resilience to avoid future family breakdowns and supports with family reunification.
The programme is delivered at a dedicated property operated by Hackney Council
in rural Oxfordshire and provides intensive family interventions for those families considered eligible for the programme, providing families with time and space to develop the normal, healthy routines most families take for granted.
We are looking for a dynamic individual who is passionate about making a difference and improving outcomes for children and young people and their families.
The FLIP Intervention Worker will be part of a team and will assist with the facilitation of sessions with parents, children, young people and their families, individually and together. You will also participate in planned activities with the families to ensure holistic learning.
We are seeking an innovative, creative and reflective practitioner to join our team and ideally someone with a parenting support or youth work background. All our team members are expected to work holistically in a multi-disciplinary manner and provide feedback to families and professional networks where necessary. As a part of your learning, you will be expected to attend training for your professional development.
This role is a 1 year fixed term / secondment and will be based in Oxford. As a part of the project there will be a requirement to be flexible that will involve undertaking evening and night shifts with occasional weekend working. You will be required to drive and must hold a full UK driving license.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.
When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
Closing date for applications: 23 July 2019
Interview date: To be advised
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.