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Trauma Informed Practitioner (Education)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

  • Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

In Coventry, we are working hard to build something special. Children and families are at the heart of everything we do, and we believe they deserve the best outcomes.  Children’s Services provides a wide range of statutory and non-statutory duties, from Early Help Services, through to children who are looked after.  

The service reflects and responds to the changing needs of children and their families.  It works to enable a reflective and flexible approach, with a strong Early Help offer and a real focus on Relationship Based Practice and Signs of Safety, which focuses on intervention and keeping families together. 

Children’s Services is proud of its achievements to date and is continuing to ensure children and families remain at the heart of all it does.  We will provide you with an environment where social work can flourish, with high support, high challenge and manageable caseloads.  Children’s Services is proud of its workforce, who are committed, dedicated, and work to a high standard. We are seeking other like minded practitioners who would like to join us.  We pride ourselves on building relationships with families and partners and hold respectful practice at the centre of all we do.

Edge of Care is an innovative, dynamic and creative service, that has a clear aim to safely prevent and reduce the number of children and young people from entering the care system in Coventry. With a workforce that has commitment to safely keep families together as a unit by strengthening, improving and re-building relationships. We are passionate about delivering ground-breaking solutions to promote sustainable change for our families, we encourage individuals to make informed choices about their own lives and involve them in all aspects of the work. 

What is the job role?

Trauma Informed Support Officer to work under the general direction of the Team Leader and the Service Manager, to be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of administrative support to the Positive Directions Project (TiRs).

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

  • Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice, safeguarding and confidentiality.
  • Understanding of safeguarding and child protection responsibilities
  • Ability to work well as a team and on a multidisciplinary basis with other colleagues, including managers and other multi-agency workers.
  • Minimum of 1-year experience of continuous Family Support Work, working with and supporting families, including in their home, or in another setting and achieving a satisfactory performance level.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and form good working relationships with young people and their families to support and motivate them to address presenting problems and issues which may be impacting upon the family relationships.
  • Significant experience of engaging and working with vulnerable families and children with challenging needs and/ or behaviour, as portrayed by work examples
  • Ability to use own initiative appropriately to respond independently to problems and unexpected situations within defined boundaries of work, as agreed in supervision.

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date(s): Thursday 7th March 2024

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 5100 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies

Coventry City Council

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