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Barking Council - Family Hub Implementation Project Manager

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    Barking and Dagenham, London

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    Social Care

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    £450 - £500 per day + Outside IR35

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    11 days ago

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The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) commenced an Early Help improvement programme, in June 2021, working with partners agencies across Health, Education, Care and VCS, which incorporated the design their future Early Help Target Operating Model that will have three integrated, multi-agency, Best Chance Family Hubs, in the North, West and East of borough. Their Family Hubs will be physical buildings that have yet to be identified, however, our aim is to utilise existing building, that may require adaptions to ensure suitability. This work is underway.

Their aim is to deliver seamless support, reducing the hand offs and unnecessary delay and bringing together different professionals to create 'one team' working to the same practice model and principles, using the same language and support model that ensures families are 'telling their story once'.

Some of the core aims of the pilot are to:

  • Improve relationships across the Partnership, adopting a common language, leading to creating pathways and opportunities for greater integrated working
  • Early Identification of need, at a Universal/Early Help and Targeted Early Help level and putting in place evidenced based interventions
  • Identifying the trends of need and maximising our collective knowledge and resources to address, developing joint locality plans for doing so, that are to be aligned to the Early Help Strategy and Best Chance, ICS, CYP's Plan.
  • Map new pathways to improve integration, joined up coordination of service delivery and clear/common understanding of pathways of access to services across the wider North Locality Family Hub network g. Single Point of contact; referrals pathways into and from different services; our 0-5 pathways
  • To address and deliver the requirements of the DfE as to Family Hubs and new Supporting Families requirements
  • Identifying what infrastructure needs to be put in place, to support Family Hub operation and taking forward action to address e.g., systems integration solutions; communication platforms; digital portals as to EH and Start for Life offer
  • To roll out the lead professional, Team Around the Family and universal assessment and practice framework
  • To roll out of workforce development and training
  • Create the robust foundations for our Family Hubs, across the borough

Experience for this role;

  • Clinical and/or social work qualifications or extensive experience in leading Early Help services
  • Strong Project management expertise
  • Experience in establishing and leading successful integrated Health and Social Care teams within Children and Young people's services
  • Strong stakeholder and change management skills

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.