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 £84 million over five years to support eighteen 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 Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.
The key objectives of SFPC are to improve social work practice and decision making and to reduce the number of care experienced children, 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 an experienced, dynamic and motivated NWD Hub Manager for the new Redcar and Cleveland NWD service. This is a truly unique position were you will lead from the front to generate a change in culture, systems, relationships, practice and ways of working together, whilst also making a real difference to the lives of children, young people and families.
You will work on a secondment contract with Redcar and Cleveland Borough 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 NWD Hub Manager you will provide on-the-ground support and drive change, build sustainable and meaningful relationships and manage the reduction of risk, whilst focussing on local placements with the clear objective of safely reducing the number of children entering care. You will provide clear management, leadership and direction to the NWD 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.
For an informal conversation to discuss this vacancy further, we welcome you to contact Gaynor Carlton (Group Manager, No Wrong Door Central Delivery Team) on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a discussion meeting.
Closing – Midnight 6th February 2022
Shortlisting – 8th February 2022
Interview – 14th and 15th February 2022
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This post requires an Enhanced DBS, the cost of which will be met by the Employer.