Staffordshire County Council

Family Practitioner

Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Grade 7: £23,541 - £27,041 Pro Rata
07 Sep 2021
26 Sep 2021
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Opportunity within The Children’s Disability Service

Family Practitioner, Children’s Disability Service Newcastle and Moorlands – Part Time 22 hours

Salary: Grade 7: £23,541 - £27,041 Pro Rata

Staffordshire County Council continues to undertake significant investment in its Children’s Services known as Families First.

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Part Time Family Practitioner within the Children’s Disability Service. The Part-Time post is based in Newcastle, Staffordshire, covering Newcastle and the Moorlands, working Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

We have 4 Children’s Disability teams across the County, and they provide specialist services for children and young people with complex disabilities.

The teams are supported by skilled Family Practitioners who assist in facilitating behaviour management work, practical support and undertaking direct work with children and their families. The work of the service is diverse across the breath of social work tasks and functions. This may include some occasional out of hours and weekend working. 

Family Practitioners in this service are required to be creative and innovative. The candidate will be expected to be a team player. The ability to engage and communicate with disabled children is essential and the successful applicant will be committed to ensuring the children they support receive the best quality service.

If you are confident and have the skills and experience to work within a busy Social Work team, then this is an opportunity for you to further your expertise.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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Closing Date: 26th September 2021

Interview Date: Friday 1st October

For more information about the role please contact: Leanne Woodvine on 07815999062 or at

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts