Opportunities to come and join our newly developing Family Safeguarding multi-disciplinary locality teams.
In Walsall we are proud to be one of 15 Local Authority partnerships that have secured a place on the Department for Education ‘Strengthening Families, Protecting Children Programme’ and will be receiving an significant investment to develop to develop an Family Safeguarding – a evidence based model in protecting chidlren developed by Hertfordshire.
The model implements multi-disciplinary teams across our 4 localities with children’s social workers, probation officers, adult recovery workers and mental health practitioners coming together to resolve the main family problems that cause harm to children’s health and development.
This model will allow practitioners on focussing on a whole family approach and make it easy for parents to access all the support they need from within one team, to help them deal with the complex issues of domestic abuse, mental health and drug/alcohol abuse that harm their lives and those of their children. By using motivational practice to enable many more parents to accept help, Family Safeguarding provides specially designed individual and group work programmes to change abusive behaviours, improve parental mental health and reduce harmful substance misuse.
Across the partnership we are creating some exciting new job opportunities which will help to provide high quality interventions to the highest risk families as part of a new Family Safeguarding Teams.
- Social Work Team Manager
- Children Social Worker
- Psychologist and Mental Health Practitioners
- Probation workers – Domestic abuse perpetrator support
- Domestic Abuse practitioners – Victim Support
- Substance misuse recovery worker
If you are interested in part of one of the Family Safeguarding teams and you would like more information on the job opportunities that will become available, have an opportunity to hear from Hertfordshire the benefits of this way of working on the workforce or have an informal chat with the partner agencies who will be implementing this model then please attend our Family Safeguarding Job Information session on Tuesday 21st January 2020 1.30 pm -3.30 pm at Forest Arts Centre, Hawbush Road, Walsall, WS3 1AG.