Leicestershire (On-site)
£29,000 - 32,471 per year
Job description
Do you want to be part of shaping a brand new innovative residential support service for families, children, and young people in Leicestershire?

Can you achieve transformational change for families and children who have a range of complex needs?

If you're passionate about the children and families in your care and can show understanding, tenacity, and consistency of care - this may be the opportunity for you!

History of the Service

A new model of Children's Residential Care provision has been developed within the Children's Innovation Partnership between Barnardo's and Leicestershire County Council. The partnership was established to drive forward key elements of the Care Placement Strategy 2018-2021. The Care Placement Strategy is an overarching document which brings together key departmental strategies within the overall pathway of edge of care through to leaving care.

Service Overview

Multi- functional properties.

An element of the model is the procurement of 3 properties to be used as multi-functional properties.

One of these properties will be regulated for use as a Family Residential Centre. A Family Residential Centre (also known as a Parent-Child Residential Placement) is an establishment that provides residential placements for parents and their children to monitor and assess the parents' ability to respond to their children's needs and to safeguard and promote their children's welfare whilst this assessment is being completed.

Initial Location of Post

Market Harborough

Must be able to travel throughout the Locality to meet the requirements of the role.

Objectives of the Leicestershire Family Residential Centre:

Children and Families Services have identified the need to provide increasing numbers of placements for parents and their children to assess parenting capacity where the courts have directed this.

Families utilising this type of service may include parents with moderate to high learning needs, those presenting with issues around domestic violence, and or substance /alcohol misuse. Additionally, they may have experienced mental ill health and/or trauma.

There have been limited family residential placements available in the local region. This new provision will allow for families to have a placement local to their communities, improving outcomes for the families and children.

This provision will take a therapeutic needs-based approach to ensure that the support to each child and family receives is the most appropriate to their specific needs.

This provision will focus on the following principles intended to improve outcomes:

* Self- contained family flats as part of a safe and structured living .environment
* Residential workers who are warm and responsive.
* Tailored support, role modelling and mentoring to support parenting with a focus on children's behaviour.
* attachment, family relationships and children's development.
* Therapeutic support and relationships.
* Trauma-informed approaches.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

Previous Applicants need not apply.
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Posted on: 16 May 2022
Closed date: 06 June 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 11248
Tags: Support Worker