Senior Practitioner Adults Community Early Help

Children and Family Centre, Pool Farm Road, Leegomery and Woodlands Children and Family Centre, Ironbridge Road, Madeley, Telford
£30,785- £33,437
10 Nov 2017
24 Nov 2017
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours


1 x Full time, permanent (37 hours pw)
1x Full time, 2 year Fixed Term Contract (37 hours pw)

NJC PO3 £30,785 - £33,437

An opportunity has arisen in the Wrekin and Lakeside Community Early Help locality, for a Senior Early Help Practitioner.
The locality consists of Family Practitioners, Adult Practitioners, Occupational Therapists and Adult Social Workers who work closely together.

The full time permanent position and 2 year fixed term contract, will be managing a team of Adult Practitioners who work with vulnerable adults requiring Local Authority support to provide their care and support needs.

Telford & Wrekin Council is committed to providing children and young people, the most vulnerable families and adults in need of specific care and support, the best services we can.

The Vision for the Community Early Help Service is that it becomes an all age service working alongside other partners and community members completely immersed in communities supporting adults, children and families. The primary purpose of the service will be to reduce demand on statutory higher tier more expensive services such as social care by targeting support to our most complex families whilst strengthening early help prevention working arrangements to ensure individuals are supported to get the “Right Help at the Right Time” to live active healthy independent lifestyles by utilising their own networks and community assets. We will maintain a focus on safeguarding adults and children at all times.

The Teams will deliver a “Strengthening Families” whole family working approach across an all age service. Ensuring multi agency Integrated working practices are at the heart of everything we do this supportive, targeted work with children and families will help prevent family breakdown.

High level oral and written communication skills including the ability to express concepts and information and communicate effectively with children, their families, professionals and others.

High level inter-personal skills, including the ability to develop effective working relationships, promote good customer care, influence and challenge, motivate and enable others.

Critically reflective practitioner able to make well balanced decisions, working with adults using a holistic, client centred approach and able to demonstrate effective practise in varying situations.

Analyse ethical dilemmas and decide appropriate ways forward.

Plan, organise and prioritise a demanding workload, in order to meet deadlines and maintain the delivery of multiple, competing short and long term objectives.

Work as a member of a team and develop collaborative relationships.
Accept responsibility and work on own initiative.

Use information technology effectively, having necessary keyboard skills to use email and update computerised diaries and update and retrieve information from organisational record systems.

Keep client based records up to date and produce written work that is client focussed and will be subject to monitoring.

Experience in adult and older peoples services and or children and families.
Experience in assessment and support planning, taking into consideration prevention and other interventions which will improve outcomes for children, adults and their families, including those who do not have capacity.

Making decisions in respect of complex care issues with adults and their families and carers from a range of cultural backgrounds.

Knowledge of sourcing new and innovative ways of supporting people and stimulating growth of new services.

Knowledge of using personal budgets and direct payments.

Please see the job description below for further details to skills and experience required.

Please contact Jo Eastment on 01952 381338 If you have any queries.

Please note employees who are at risk will be considered first for this position. Only if an appointment is not made will other candidates be considered.

We are committed to equality and diversity. Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check.

Sorry but CVs will not be accepted.

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