Family Programme Manager

Posted 26 February by Longmead Community Farm Ending soon

Job Title: Family Programme Manager , 20hrs a week, £12,000 per annum, Milborne St. Andrew Dorset

Reports To: Longmead Community Farm Board of Trustees

Purpose of Job: .

The focus of the role is to provide support to families and individuals empowering them to address short and long term challenges, reducing problems and risks and promoting positive family role models. You might help parents and children/young people with a range of social and personal issues.


Longmead Community Farm helps families in crisis, its a safe, supportive rural environment for learning new skills, re-kindling relationships and building the self-confidence needed to cope with the challenges of modern urban life.


Families and Individuals

Undertake review of referrals to assess families/individuals needs to plan the support required to address and prevent any problems from escalating;

Develop and plan programmes of activities that meet the assessed needs of individuals and families.

Adhere to professional practice standards and legislations, including confidentiality, safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion policies;

Assess parenting skills and help people to build physical and emotional caring abilities through a range of practical activities;

Help children with learning and development;

Enhance parents' understanding of different education and play strategies;

Provide practical home management and budgeting advice to parents;

Model behaviour, coach, mentor and motivate families to understand the benefits of relevant activities;

Monitor children and young people’s welfare and outcomes including those who are subject to Child Protection Plans, where necessary writing and presenting reports relating to child protection, childcare proceedings and court appearances as appropriate.

Assume the role of the organisations designated safeguarding officer, liaising with the Local Authority Designated officer where relevant and leading best practise, adhering to the organisations safeguarding policy .

To safeguard all children and adults to ensure good safeguarding procedures and principles detailed by the local safeguarding board are in place and applied consistently at all times

To accept and not judge families.

Maintain contact with families between visits

To work with families through the animals on the small holding, e.g pigs, goats and chickens

Partnership working

Work with colleagues, health and social care professionals and multi-agency networks to provide updates and input into progress of the families and individuals attending LCF

Ensure you remain up-to-date on your knowledge of local service provision for appropriate signposting and referrals;

Liaise with local authorities, agencies and all other referrers to identify , secure and sustain referral routes

Attend all relevant external meeting, i.e continuum

Undertake presentations to local groups on the work of LCF

Develop links and working relationships with other professional agencies and community based services and to work together with them in the assessment and support of children, young people, and their families, especially where there are concerns for their health and welfare.

Enable parent/carer referral to specialist and other services in accordance with required protocols.

Attend and participate in case conferences where required

Hours of work

Undertake sleep 'ins to provide onsite support to families and individuals when required overnight. For which an additional allowance will be paid.

Early mornings, evenings and weekend working will be required to adapt to the needs of the families and individuals using LCF.

You must have previous experience of similar work.

Required skills

  • Adults
  • Animals
  • Child Protection
  • Safeguard
  • Young People

Application question

Experience of working with vulnerable people?

Reference: 34561614

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