Family Community Early Help Practitioner

Children and Family Centre, Pool Farm Road, Leegomery
£23,398 to £24,964 (£12.12 -£12.94 per hour)
14 Nov 2017
26 Nov 2017
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Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

Family Community Early Help Practitioner
Scale 6 £23,398 - 24,964 per annum (pro rata) ( £12.12 - £12.94 per hour)
34 hours per week

Job purpose

To provide a broad range of interventions, that will through close work with and support to, provide a provision that is holistic, evidenced based and delivered within local communities.

Building strength and confidence for individuals and families to have control of their lives.

Providing or sourcing the support that is needed to develop wellbeing and improve connections to family, friends and community.

The post holder is integral to assisting the individual and their family to make informed decisions about the level of choice, control and risk they wish to take with their lives

Major Tasks
Provide a service which supports all levels of vulnerable and at risk individuals and families.

Provide targeted families with intensive support at a frequency most suitable to the needs of the individual and/or family, that will enable them to make positive changes and facilitate independence.

The Family Early Help Practitioner will support the integrated working “step up and step down” process to and from Children Social Care Teams, prioritising cases where by children are at risk of being taken into care or returning from care, Child Protection and Child in Need cases.

To work as part of a locality based multi-professional team to support the development of services that will have a high impact on outcomes for individuals and communities.

To produce assessments and/or evidence based support plans.

Contribute to the coordination of both internal and external inspections and audits.

To deliver standards which achieve equality of opportunity and promote diversity.

Support and promote the Council’s visions and priorities both internally and externally.

Promote the development of the individual and/or family, to identify solutions to support their identified outcomes.

Facilitate or develop group based support services.

Identify risk and develop plans to manage or reduce risk, both within the period of support and ongoing.

To promote close and constructive relationships with individuals, families and partner agencies.

To identify solutions to increase independence and support reduction or delay of need.

To have an in depth knowledge of personal budgets and direct payments and actively promote and support the use of these provisions to all service users, where appropriate.

To work in partnership with a range of statutory, independent and voluntary services to develop services and implement individuals objectives and outcomes.

To work closely with Information and advice services, informing them of new resources to ensure that Internally produced resources are dynamic sources of information.


Actively participate in group meetings and support an ethos of learning and development, using evidence on which to base best practice.

Contribute to training of staff and other agencies.

Act as a resource base to provide advice, support and opinion to colleagues, regarding knowledge of areas of support to the individual, families and carers.

Work to uphold quality standards and cost effectiveness of service, ensuring the most appropriate and cost effective options are considered.

Work to a range of legal options to support investigation and protection.

Contribute to reviewing the cases of individuals and families where outcomes need to be learnt from.

Liaise with colleagues in their own and other council services and external agencies in order to gather information relevant to assessment and support planning activities.

Maintain and update case notes and other records in a timely manner.

Promote equality as an integral part of the role and treat everyone with fairness and dignity.

Recognise health and safety is a responsibility of every employee, take reasonable care of self and others and comply with the Telford & Wrekin Health and Safety policy and any service-specific procedures/rules that apply to this role.

Keep up to date with contemporary issues in the relevant area of practice, keeping ahead of new services relevant to supporting individuals, families and carers.

Ensure that knowledge of Service Delivery and statutory requirements with regard to Service Delivery, is up to date.

For further information on the role please click on the links below to view the job description and person specification.

Please contact Helen Clover on 01952 387183 or Steve Hosking on 01952 385955 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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