Hub Manager No Wrong Door - Strengthening Families Protecting Children Programme (SFPC)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £42,683 - £46,503
Location: Primarily based at North Yorkshire County Council, Central Delivery Team, Racecourse Lane, Northallerton with a secondment arrangement to work at Middlesbrough Council to support them to set up a No Wrong Door service.
No Wrong Door – Strengthening Families Protecting Children (SFPC) programme is a pioneering way of providing support to young people who are within or on the edge of the care system across selected Local Authorities (LA).
The DfE have invested over £84 million over five years to support up to twenty LA’s to improve work with families and safely reduce the number of children entering care. North Yorkshire is immensely proud to be one of three authorities nationally to attract significant funding from the DfE’s SFPC programme and will extend NWD to Middlesbrough Council.
The objective of SFPC is to improve social work practice and decision making so that the best choices are made for every child, and overall results are improved. As well as better outcomes for children and families, which will be indicated by, among other things, contacts with police, health and schools, it is also hoped that the programme will lead to a reduction of demand at the critical end of the spectrum leading to a reduced spend on children’s social care.
We are looking for a NWD Hub Manager who is equipped to take on the a truly unique position like no other, you will lead from the front to generate a change in culture, systems, relationships, practice and ways of working together, whilst making a real difference to the lives of children, young people and families in Middlesbrough and in due course reducing costs.
You will work on a secondment contract with Middlesbrough Council whilst being a NYCC employee working closely to progress and develop ‘their’ NWD approach, working closely together to adopt and adapt the model, the implementation will bring systemic change to working with the hardest to reach, engage and place adolescents and fundamentally challenge traditional methods of practice and theoretical thinking.
As the Hub Manager you will provide on-the-ground support and drive change in finding solutions, building sustainable and meaningful relationships and manage the reduction of risk, whilst focussing on local placements with the clear objective of improving work with families and safely reducing the number of children entering care.
You will provide clear management, leadership and direction to the Hub using evidence based models including Signs of Safety and Restorative Practice. In addition you will develop and maintain multi-agency networks, ensuring NWD is kept at the forefront of strategic developments and partner’s priorities, at all levels.
You will be employed by North Yorkshire and equally represent Middlesbrough Council, a unique opportunity in itself.
Visit out dedicated campaign site to learn more about this unique opportunity: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/hub-manager-no-wrong-door-strengthening-families-protecting-children-programme-sfpc
Closing - midnight Wednesday 30th October
Interview - Friday 8th November
This post requires an Enhanced DBS, the cost of which will be met by the Employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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