Family Support Practitioner

Wednesbury and West Bromwich. West Midlands
£20,094 to £22,759 per annum
07 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017
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Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Full time permanent
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By doing what’s right, doing what’s needed, and doing what works for children.

Family Support Practitioner

Ref: RS101751

West Midlands


37 hours per week

£20,094 to £22,759 per annum

How we work:

Action for Children does what’s right, does what’s needed and does what works for children in the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 390,000 children, young people and families. 

Sandwell now has a family offer provision to support children and young people and their families 0-25 where there is an additional need, measurable targets will be set to support families to make positive sustainable changes. As a Family Support Practitioner 12-19 you’ll be working in our Family offer team Wednesbury and West Bromwich.

How you’ll make a difference:

By supporting children young people and families to achieve positive outcomes

By multi-agency working with internal and external services

By obtaining the child’s voice in making positive sustainable changes

What you’ll need:

Either or:

  • Experience of working with vulnerable families and complex family support cases with focus on 12-19  including children subject to a child protection (CP) plan, Child in Need Plan (CIN) and CAF / Early Help Plan.
  • Experience of carrying out effective family support assessments leading to improved outcomes for children and families
  • In depth knowledge of safeguarding policy and procedure in particular the Common Assessment Framework (CAF)/ Early Help
  • Experience of chairing meetings with regard to family support plans and leading multiagency family support plans
  • Knowledge and understanding of children’s centre and early help services
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team to meet deadlines and exceed targets
  • The post holder will need to flexible and able to work across a number of venues in Sandwell and travel to Action for Children venues in the wider organisation as required
  • Ensure work meets the requirements of Sandwell’s CSE and PREVENT strategy- in order to meet the above requirement some group work may be required with young people
  • Supervise volunteers and student placements

Please contact Sophia Perkins for more information on this opportunity. 

How we reward you:

One role.  Many rewards.  Find out about our benefit package on our website.

Closing date: 21 July 2017

To apply, please visit the website via the apply button.

As a charity working for children from every background, we’re big believers in diversity and equality when it comes to recruiting.

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