Ref. 62629

Family Support Practitioner

  • Location: Hackney, England
  • Salary: £22 - £22 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a number of temporary Family Support Practitioners to work with schools in the Hackney area. These positions are initially for a period of 3 months although there is a strong chance that these positions will be extended or could even turn in to something more permanent. The working hours are Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm and the rate is going to be around £22.00 per hour (paid to you via an umbrella company).

The role:

To promote and support child development, providing positive child centred learning opportunities that meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage; Every Child Matters; and Every Parent Matters framework.

To support parents/carers of children 0-11 to increase knowledge of their child’s development and potential, to enable parents to feel confident in their role as parents/carers.

To strengthen relationships between parents, carers, children and professionals.

To support parents to develop skills and strategies to parent their child as identified by the Multi Agency Family Support Team Meetings (MAT) or lead agency.

Key Responsibilities:

      To provide one to one support in the home to model practice to assist parents/ carers to develop practical skills and strategies to parent their child.

To act as lead professional for individual families to coordinate and share information to support a team around the child.

To support parents/carers care of their child through targeted work in the home, group work and coordinated services and activities; and support with barriers such as housing and financial matters that impact on parenting.

To coordinate and deliver parenting groups to support parents/ carers to develop an understanding of their child’s needs and strengthen their parenting skills.

To provide structured and individual support to children and families using the appropriate assessment tools, such as the Common Assessment Framework (CAF), to create an individual plan with agreed outcomes, targets and review dates.

To work in partnership with the senior family support worker to deliver and evaluate a range of parenting and family programmes and groups to meet the needs of the community.

To promote an environment that safeguards and protects children and when necessary take responsibility for ensuring the appropriate safeguarding procedures are adhered to.

To work flexibly as required by the service and to participate in children’s centre and multi-agency meetings and events to contribute to the agenda and advocate on behalf of children and parents/ carers.

To promote and ensure compliance with The Learning Trust and children’s centre equal opportunities policies and demonstrate inclusive practice.

To ensure that a father friendly approach is embedded in service delivery.

Applicant Requirements:



Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role. 

Compliance: Current DBS and 2 x references. 

Hours: 36 hours p/w.

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