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Family and Youth Resilience: Lead Family Coach (Multi-Agency Team)
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Family and Youth Resilience: Lead Family Coach (Multi-agency Team)
Salary - £43,860 - £46,839| Based in Kingston and Richmond | 6 Month Fixed Term Contract | Full time but part time may be considered. 

Achieving for Children recognise these are unprecedented times, but we continue to build capacity to support our most vulnerable groups. To do this we are continuing to attract talented professionals to join us as we continue to provide OUTSTANDING (Kingston ILACS Ofsted 2019) services.

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further, we want to hear from you. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.

About the role

The Lead Family Coach will support the Team Manager with the operational management and leadership
support across the service geographical areas. They will be responsible for managing Senior family coaches and family coaches.

As a Lead Family Coach for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:
  • Effective case management oversight, decision making and overall performance in the best interest to 0-18 year olds.
  • Using AfC’s social work practice model, Signs of Safety, agree quality standards and operating procedures.
  • Representing AfC at operational and strategic multi agency and wider meetings as appropriate.
  • Support the team's professional development to maximise productivity, performance and achieve the best outcomes for adolescents and our workforce’s development.
About AfC
We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here.

About you
To be a Lead Family Coach for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:
  • Experience in leading a team, undertaking line management, performance and professional management to get the best out of the team
  • Experience of providing regular case management supervision with strong focus on reflective practice and professional support.
  • Experience of risk management and safeguarding in the context of family support within multi-disciplinary team work.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable and complex needs children.
  • Experience of using and applying evidence based best practice interventions and methodologies.
  • Experience of building strong partnerships, across a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Able to work flexibly and independently with limited management oversight.
  • Personal determination, drive, energy and ambition to achieve challenging objectives, celebrate success and deliver excellent outcomes for children.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills that are open, honest, persuasive and pragmatic.
About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:
  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures.
  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.
  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.
  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all.
  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation.
  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.
To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here.

Start dates
Achieving for Children have fixed start dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected. 

How To apply
If you would like more information about this role please see our job profile.

Please apply online including 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 job profile.

If you would like to request an informal discussion about this role please contact Justin Walesby on on 07825 658 757 or email

Closing Date: 31st July 2021
Interview Date: TBC

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer, this extends to welcoming candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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