Job Title: Family Link Worker (Maternity Cover)

Location: Oxford

Salary: £26,245 – £29,854 per year (experience dependent).

Job type: Temporary Maternity Cover, Full Time.

The Role:

Here at The Mulberry Bush, our work transforms the lives of all those affected by childhood trauma, through specialist therapeutic services. We’re looking for individuals to join our ever-growing team to maintain our professional and industry renowned standards.

We’re looking for an individual to work alongside and in support of Family and Network Practitioners (FNP) in order to ensure that the family and network are receiving the most appropriate interventions for the needs of children and their families.

If you feel you’re experienced in understanding the tasks of a school and the ability to carry out your duties in support of the community in providing care, treatment and education, we would love to hear from you!

*Candidates must have the right to live and work in the UK.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • To work closely with the treatment team in relaying information between the school and the network about the child’s placement at the school.
  • To be the lead person for sending out incident reports to social workers.
  • To be among those called on to liaise with networks and families when Safeguarding issues arise within the school.
  • To attend meetings about children, their families and the work and to present the views of the treatment team at these meetings.
  • To provide reports about on-going work to inform colleagues, meetings and reviews about children and families.
  • Attending treatment team meetings on behalf of the FNP when the FNP is not available, or when it is appropriate to the work the FLW is involved in.
  • To support Family & Networks Practitioners to assess families, foster carers, and wider networks in order to establish supportive interventions.
  • Plan and participate in support groups for parents and carers, including family weekends and other initiatives that the team may develop
  • When necessary be available occasionally outside of normal working hours to meet with families at the school, in the family home, or at other agreed venues.
  • Experience and Skills:

  • Ability to suspend personal judgments and opinions in order to encourage reflection and decision-making in families.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to plan, evaluate, monitor and develop services.
  • Contain and work with organisational stress and ‘hold’ the stress of others in a flexible and creative manner.
  • Ability to work in and contribute to an environment that promotes reflective thinking and understanding
  • Experience of working with foster carers and adopters.
  • Evidence of maintaining the requirements of the profession – e.g. registration with professional body, CPD etc (Desirable).
  • Experience of working within a residential school environment (Desirable).
  • Previous professional experience of working with children and families (Desirable).
  • Knowledge and understanding of psychodynamic theory (Desirable).
  • Benefits:

  • 40 days annual leave
  • Employer contribution pension
  • High level of support and supervision
  • Staff Wellbeing Scheme
  • Casual Dress
  • Discounted Better Leisure Membership.
  • On-Site Car Parking
  • Competitive Salary!
  • Additional Information:

    The Mulberry Bush School is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of having the right to live and work in the UK and be prepared to undertake a criminal background check by the DBS.

    **Deadline for applications – Monday 12th December 2022**

    **Visit date to the Mulberry Bush on Wednesday 7th December 2022 (pm only)**

    **Interview date – Friday 13th January 2023**

    Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

    Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Foster Care, Care Manager, Outreach, Senior Care Assistant, Team Leader, Care Work Assistant, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Practitioner, Outreach Training Specialist, Domiciliary Support Assistant, Outreach Resident Care Worker, Elderly Care Assistant, Child Support Worker will also be considered for this role.

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