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Restorative Family Coach
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The London borough of Sutton “is uncompromising in its focus on improving quality of frontline social work” – Ofsted

Ofsted announced in February 2017 that the provision of children’s services in Sutton has been rated as ‘Good’.

About the Job:

Restorative Family Coach - Early Help Team

Salary – (Grade 7): £29,766 - £35,724 (£37,842 unconsolidated maximum through performance-related progression)

Free car parking pass

Sutton’s Early Help Team provide a range of Early Help support designed to meet family needs, as soon as issues arise to prevent an escalation in need.

Sutton is investing in Early Help. As an organisation we recognise that helping early makes a difference to children and family lives. We have innovated to ensure that resources are available for Early Help, and our offer to families and the community has grown. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Early Help team, as we grow and expand our offer, and reach out to even more families.

As a Restorative Family Coach, you’ll provide a range of Early Help and preventative interventions and support designed to meet family needs in a flexible and responsive way. Guided by the principles of Restorative Practices you will work in family homes and communities, completing direct work with children, young people and their families. You will deliver formal and informal restorative approaches including mediation and Family Group Conferencing. Other aspects of the role include completing Early Help Assessments and Team around the Family (TAF) meetings, working directly with schools, children and families to prevent exclusion, working with carers and young people to reduce placement breakdown and providing parenting support.

About You:

We welcome applications from individuals who have experience of whole family working,  direct work with children and young people/adolescents and of working at an Early Help threshold. You will be skilled in undertaking Early Help Assessments and providing direct support to families. Excellent communication and relationship building skills will enable you to provide advice and support to the multi-agency partnership around utilising  Restorative Approaches including schools, health and social care teams. Experience of delivering Family Group Conferencing and delivery of Restorative Approaches would be an advantage.

Our culture of strong, accessible and supportive management will provide you with good regular supervision and the opportunity to take part in training.

The offer:

A modern and flexible working environment for our staff allowing you to work flexibly from multiple locations, remotely from your mobile/tablet using Google Mail and Apps which are a key enabler for collaborative and streamlined working. All our social workers also benefit from manageable caseloads and a culture of strong supportive management and autonomy.

Other flexible working options include time off in lieu (TOIL) and working from home to write reports and to meet tight timescales.

The offer includes:

  • A competitive salary

  • An annual leave entitlement of up to 27 days plus bank holidays

  • Free car parking pass

  • Fuel allowance

  • Use of Zip car scheme

  • Subsidised gym memberships

  • Discounts in local shops

  • Season ticket loan

  • Parking allocation

  • Introduce a friend scheme

Please apply online by uploading your current CV and a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the Role Profile


Closing Date: Sunday 17th November 2019

Interviews will take place on Friday 22nd November 2019 

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