Hackney Education provides a range of services to support the education of children, young people and adults in our inner London borough. Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. Within our diverse borough we serve a wide range of children and young people. We have a particular focus on supporting less advantaged families: Hackney figures in the 10% most deprived boroughs in England on a number of measures.
Hackney Education’s key priority is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner: making Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK, where schools, settings and partners provide an exciting environment which ensures inclusion and success for everyone. We see our borough as being one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve – and one of the best places for colleagues to work and thrive in our education system.
Job title Quality Improvement Partner for Family Support (QIP)
Salary P06, £49,581 to £50,559
Terms and Conditions Full-time, Fixed Term/Secondment until 31 March 2022 (with possible extension)
Location: Children’s Centre Based
An exciting opportunity for an experienced creative social worker who would like to contribute to the early help review, and influence the evolution of a multi-disciplinary early help system.
This role is for a Quality Improvement Partner (QIP) leading the multi-agency team
(MAT) system at two multidisciplinary Children’s Centres in Hackney. The right candidate will have a recognised qualification in Social Work (DipSW, CQSW,BA Hons SW) and a minimum of 3 years team management or supervisory experience within children’s services; together with substantial experience of staff supervision in social care working with vulnerable groups.
The QIP will work collaboratively with the children’s centres and multi-disciplinary professionals to improve quality and ensure a coordinated approach to delivering early help and family interventions and measuring outcomes. They will also quality assure the multi-agency teams (MAT) delivery of family support including; managing risk, case management and supervision. The QIP will identify risk and safeguarding concerns and chair the fortnight MAT meetings.
The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to establish a culture of continuous learning and have effective negotiation, leadership and interpersonal skills. This job demands enthusiasm, accountability and a commitment to delivering outstanding support to vulnerable children and their families.
Please apply via our website: https://education.hackney.gov.uk/jobs/hlt
Closing date: 24 September 2021
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from a black and ethnic minority background as these groups are currently under represented in our workforce.