Family Support Practitioner

West Midlands Region
£20,094 to £22,759 per annum, pro rata
08 Aug 2017
22 Aug 2017
Job Ref
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Part Time

By doing what’s right, doing what’s needed, and doing what works for children.

Family Support Practitioner

Ref: RS101852

West Midlands

Fixed term

30 hours per week

£20,094 to £22,759 per annum, pro rata

How we work:

Action for Children does what is right, does what is 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 0-11, you will be working in our Family Offer West Bromwich/Wednesbury Cluster.

How you’ll make a difference:

By Supporting children young people and families to achieve positive outcomes

By multiagency working with internal and external services

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

What you’ll need:

  • Demonstrate the ability to engage with children, young people, their families and carers aged 0-11, 25 with additional needs.
  • Understand physical, intellectual, linguistic, social and emotional growth as part of Child and Young Person development
  • Experience of working with vulnerable families and complex family support cases 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 NVQ level 3 in health / social care  or relevant experience/ qualification
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team to meet deadlines and exceed targets.

Please contact Ruth Ellison 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: 22 August 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.

Registered charity no. 1097940. Company no. 4764232. Charity registered in Scotland SC038092.

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