Lead Parenting Practitioner

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Gillingham and Twydall Children and Families Hub, Woodlands Road, Gillingham

Salary: Range 4 (£25,369 - £30,890) per annum

Application Deadline:01 Mar 2019

Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Yes

We are looking for a Lead Parenting Practitioner to join our Early Help and Targeted Services Team. The post holder will supervise the parenting practitioner (support worker role) and also support with group supervision for the service around systemic learning and practice.

The post will provide training, advice, consultation, quality assurance and support to other staff delivering parenting programmes in Children’s Services, other local authority services, health and voluntary sector settings.

The post holder will deliver evidence based parenting programmes, including parents of children with ADHD and parents of teenagers. This will include organising and delivering group sessions and training staff within agencies to run the programme themselves ensuring we have a model that is sustainable now and in the future. One-to-one interventions will also be delivered by the Parenting Practitioner to parents, where appropriate.

The post holder will support effective links between relevant agencies in Medway, including the Youth Offending Team, Children’s Services, parenting skills programmes, Early Years, local health services and other relevant agencies and support the wider Early Help agenda.

This post will promote good understanding amongst staff in those agencies about the value of parenting provision in tackling anti-social behaviour/ families at risk and contributing to other social and community objectives and report to a dashboard monitoring outcomes linked to the Early Help framework.

To promote and contribute to the development and delivery of high quality, evidence based practice to offer Early Help and Targeted Support through running a range of parenting programmes that are accessible to families needing support.

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after  education,  environment,  social care,  housing,  planning,  business  and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Lorraine Redmond on 01634 334302.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit  http://www.mindfulemployer.net/  for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

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