Strengthening Families Practitioner

£25,419 - £30,095
09 May 2022
22 May 2022
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Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Annualised Hours

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.

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

HYBRID WORKING - 37 hours per week, fixed term until end of March 2025

A full time fixed term vacancy has arisen for a Strengthening Families Practitioner within Tipton COG, which is a busy, vibrant team within the Strengthening Families Service and offers family support within the Tipton 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 role is flexible.

  • Balance your life and work with our family friendly policies
  • Flexible working patterns that suit you
  • Great technology to keep you connected
  • Join a truly agile workforce

It’s rewarding.

  • Competitive salary with excellent benefits package
  • Up to £6500 relocation package

And we’ll support you.

  • 15 days per year professional development
  • High quality induction and appraisals
  • Investment in reflective group supervision and supportive individual supervision
  • Comprehensive training offer, including subscriptions to Community Care Inform (CCI) and Research in Practice (RiP)
  • Nationally recognised Trauma informed Practice (TiP) training with Dr Karen Triesman
  • Cultural Sensitivity sessions with Dr Prospera Tedam
  • Clear and supported career progression
  • We ‘grow our own’ here in Sandwell
  • Leadership that truly knows the organisation… and cares about you.
  • So, if you think your future could lie in Sandwell, then we’d love to hear from you.


Things are happening and changing at pace here at Sandwell Children’s Trust. There’s lots going on, we have a great story to tell and we’re eager to make the most of the momentum we’ve achieved. Covering the 6 towns of Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich, we’re passionate about improving the lives and outcomes of children, young people and families through robust multi-agency interventions to make a difference to the lives of the children, young people and families we support. 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 and supporting your career 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. Find out more at:

  • Sandwell Children's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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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