Learning & Development Advisor - KEEP Programme

£19,621 - £24,646
10 Feb 2012
04 Mar 2012
Part Time
Contract Type

This is a exciting opportunity to play a key role in improving the lives and futures of children and foster carers in Coventry.

KEEP has been designed to positively improve the parenting skills and confidence of kinship and foster carers with children aged 5 – 12 in their care. Its run as a support group, delivered in 90 minute segments over 16 weeks.

KEEP has a track record of success in other areas where it’s been implemented. It’s led to significant reductions in the number of disruptive and care placements, and increases in positive outcomes such as reunification and adoption. Further information on KEEP is available at www.mtfce.org.uk/keep

You’ll provide vital support to the Lead Facilitator and Development Officer in the development, delivery and evaluation of KEEP in Coventry - from overseeing facilities to undertaking deputising duties. Working a flexible 2-day week, you may be required to work outside office hours and travel to follow-up home visits. Naturally, you’ll be required to take part in the 5 day KEEP training.

Working closely with the national KEEP Programme team and the Coventry Fostering Service, you’ll also develop links with other authorities in the area, and help to provide opportunities for them to develop related skills and expertise.

Actively promoting the Programme to carers, you’ll also contribute to appropriate communication with children, parents, referrers and other professional agency staff. As well as participating in teaching and training, you’ll help to prepare written materials and ensure accurate, confidential client records are kept, and you’ll support the production of awareness raising reports for various groups and bodies.

Closing Date: 4th March 2012

Interview: 19th March 2012

For an informal discussion regarding the KEEP Programme or if you have any queries regarding the vacancies please contact Harpal Sohal, MST and KEEP Project Manager at harpal.sohal@coventry.gov.uk  

This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such an appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police
records via the Criminal Records Bureau.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.