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Social Worker – Mockingbird Link Liaison and Fostering

Job Budget
£ 37,098 - £ 38,994
This job open for
Must be completed by
June 28, 2018

What is the Mockingbird Family Model (MFM)?

Originally developed by the Mockingbird Society in the USA, the Mockingbird Family Model is a method of delivering foster care based upon creating ‘extended family’ and local support to children in care and their foster carers. The model centres on a constellation where one foster home acts as a hub, offering planned and emergency respite, advice, training and support, to six to ten satellite fostering families.

Relationships are central to the programme and the hub home builds strong relationships with all those in the constellation, empowering families to support each other and overcome problems before they escalate or lead to placement breakdown and increasing protective factors around children.

About the role

The Mockingbird Link Liaison and Fostering Social Worker will play a crucial role in the further development of the Greenwich Mockingbird Family Model and will provide the on-going interface between the hub carers, satellite carers and Royal Greenwich Children’s Services.  As well as providing a high level supervision and support to hub carers you will also lead on the recruitment of new hub carers as part of the development of new Mockingbird constellations.

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