Strengthening Families Practitioner

£13,364 - £15,818 (19.5 hours per week)
30 Apr 2022
15 May 2022
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Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Part Time

Covering the 6 towns of Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich, we’re smaller than our surrounding neighbours, but big enough to make a difference to the lives of the children, young people and families we support, as well as your career.

Keen to build on the close knit, family feel that our colleagues really embrace, we’re already revising our improvement plan and investing in additional resources to create manageable workloads, with an emphasis on working together in a supportive team environment.

Our vision and purpose are clear, supported by well-defined structures, led by a strong and committed management and leadership team that is connected, listens, cares and acts…now all we need is for you to find your new home in Sandwell.

We’ve created a platform to build an exceptional ‘offer’ to everyone that joins us, something that can grow as we mature, something that we can enhance to meet the changing demands of social care and most importantly…something we can all be proud of and make us feel right at home. This has manifested itself in the ‘12 reasons to work in Sandwell Children’s Trust’. It’s a dynamic strategy, with a flexible framework that enables us to think about the way we recognise, reward and support you. Just visit our website and search under benefits to see the full facts.

HYBRID WORKING - 19.5 hours per week

A part time vacancy has arisen for a Strengthening Families Practitioner within Oldbury COG, which is a busy, vibrant team within the Strengthening Families Service and offers family support within the Oldbury area. The team have great working relationships with partners and offer a truly multi-agency way to improving the outcomes for children and families.

The post holder will be responsible for: -

  • Chairing and co-ordinate Team around the Family (TAF) meetings with families and partner agencies to devise an outcome focused plan to bring about change for the family.
  • To undertake direct work with children, young people and families
  • To work with a variety of partners to achieve better outcomes for Children and Families.
  • To support the effective application of thresholds in line with SSCB procedures.
  • Keep accurate and update recording on EHM of all contact, meetings and interventions with children and families
  • Two years’ direct experience of working within a child, young people or families setting.
  • NVQ level 3 or above in a child, young people or families field.
  • Experience of direct work with children or families.
  • Experience of maintaining up to date, accurate case records within a child, young people or family setting.
  • Experience of undertaking children and /or families’ assessment (e.g., Early Help Assessments) on children, young people or families.
  • Experience of managing a caseload.
  • Experience of coordinating a package of intervention designed to address specific assessed needs to reduce risk and build resilience.
  • Experience of delivering direct work with children and young people with a range of complex needs.
  • Chairing and coordinating multi-agency meetings.

The Trust has been focusing on a number of areas, one of which being our ethos and guiding principles.  This has involved the whole workforce with some powerful messages being shared about what is driving us in our roles.  We want this to shape the future and how we work with families; so, your interest in joining us has come at an important time as we continue to move together at pace to create a new story.

We have agreed six strategic priorities which are driving our work; Practice; People; Partnerships; Prevention; Meeting Need; and Measuring Progress; and Striving for Excellence.

With the work that we have done so far and with the ambitions we have for the future, it’s a really exciting time to join Sandwell Children’s Trust and to become part of our ‘Sandwell Family’.

Just visit our website and search under benefits to see the full facts and the 12 reasons to work for Sandwell Children’s Trust.


If you are interested, have any question or would welcome an informal discussion please contact our Resourcing Team direct at

So, if you think your future could lie with Sandwell Children’s Trust, then we’d love to hear from you.

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