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Family Practitioner – CAST Team

  • Location: Lyndhurst, England
  • Salary: £23 - £23 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a Family Practitioner to work in New Forest, Hampshire in the CAST Team. This is a full time position and is paying £23 per hour and includes a mix of home and office working.

The role:

As a Family Practitioner you will case hold specific children and young people on a child in need plan where it is deemed appropriate to do so by the Team Manager taking account of the needs of the family and the skills and competence of the Family Practitioner. You will jointly undertake initial assessments of need with social worker colleagues in specific situations, develop and progress family plans as well as delivering a range of tasks and interventions; all within our strengths-based Hampshire Approach framework aimed at keeping more children safely at home.

We are looking for practitioners who can demonstrate previous experience of working with vulnerable children, young people and families with the skills to motivate and engage families to make, and sustain, positive change.

In your role you will have regular supervision which will also ensure you are accessing the training you require to fulfil your role and to support your professional development

Key Responsibilities:

  • To carry out direct work with service users and carers as allocated by supervisor
  • To work in partnership with service users, carers, relatives, children and other professionals at all times
  • To use mediation/negotiation skills to support young people and their parents/carers in improving their relationships.
  • To undertake some statutory tasks as described within The Children Act 1989, Section 17, such as assessments of need and CIN visits when deemed appropriate by the Team Manager and with a Qualified Social Worker where appropriate.
  • To write and present good quality, coherent reports based on work activity
  • To deliver services and interventions within the framework of the Hampshire Approach in order to keep more children safely at home and support families to achieve positive and sustained change
  • To provide a service to children and their families as assessed to be appropriate to
  • Their needs
  • To present to internal panels only (e.g re: Funding) for Children In Need Cases
  • Ensure all information/visits/contacts are recorded on child’s electronic record system in line with departmental policies/requirements/standards
  • To prepare reports for court, serve court notice, and placement forms in consultation with social worker

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 or Equivalent
  • Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role. 
  • Compliance: Current DBS check. 
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37 hours p/w.

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