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Mockingbird Liaison Worker

Vacancy Details


Summary
Salary: £34,728 - £37,890
Job Type: Full Time, Fixed Term
Category: City Council (External Vacancy)
Closing Date: 12/02/2021
Reference: 0000011802

Description

Directorate:  Children and Family Services

Section: Early Intervention and Children’s Social Care - Fostering Service

Duration:  12 months fixed term

Grade: Level 11

Hours:  37 hours

 

Four Local Authorities, Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council have come together in an innovative and forward-thinking Partnership. We are working together to improve outcomes for those children who enter care and are not able to return to their families of origin. We aim to ensure that our children achieve emotional, physical and legal permanence; growing up in loving homes with adults who provide them with a strong sense of security, continuity, commitment and identity. Together4Children operates through a hub and spoke model enabling Local Authorities to benefit from core central functions and networked regional delivery, whilst retaining direct service delivery functions within their own borders. This ensures the Partnership reflects the local context, adapted to meet the needs of local children and families, and maintains clear links to local Children & Families Services.


Together4Chldren are seeking innovative and creatives ways to deliver foster care withinour Region. In partnership with The Fostering Network, Together4Children are seeking to embed the Mockingbird Family Model into our fostering practice. The Mockingbird Family Model is an extended family model that provides respite care, peer support, regular joint planning and training, and social activities. The programme improves the stability of fostering placements and strengthens the relationships between carers, children and young people, fostering services and birth families.


Please contact Fostering Service Manager, Reshma Kodampur (01782236532) if you have any queries.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  This position is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

 

Please note that if an employee who is currently at risk of redundancy within the organisation applies for this vacancy their application will receive priority.  If this happens you will be advised accordingly.

 

To Apply

Please create / log into your account and then click 'apply'.  If you have any queries or want an application form in another format, please email recruitment@stoke.gov.uk or call us on 01782 238187 or 234343.


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