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Family Support Practitioner

  • Location: Hackney, England
  • Salary: £19.4 - £24.91 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a Family Practitioner to work with Hackney Learning Trust. This is a full-time position and is paying £19.40 PAYE and £24.91 Via Umbrella per hour, the hours are Monday to Friday 9-6.


The role:

As a Family Practitioner you will work as part of a team to deliver interventions as part of a wider skills mix multi-agency system, to provide intense support to families with multiple and complex needs. To deliver child centred holistic family assessments using a range of evidence-based tools to identify adverse childhood experiences and factors impacting on family functioning, to increase resilience, parenting capacity and promote good child and parent attachment to support child outcomes. To respond resourcefully to families at risk of poor outcomes at the earliest opportunity, making full use of community resources and settings to support children to achieve a good level of development and reduce family isolation to sustain outcomes.


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 assist families in accessing and engaging with third sector family support services within their area, including information and advice services, local community groups and centres, health services, childcare and education services, adult learning, training and employment services and to play a major supportive role in the step down process from statutory to mainstream services.

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 one to one 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, ensuring safeguarding and welfare for the family.

To work in partnership with the senior family support worker to deliver and evaluate a range of evidence based 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 ensure that a father friendly approach is embedded in service delivery.

To use relevant management information systems and to ensure that all records and reports are compiled and maintained in a confidential manner.

To participate in reviewing performance through regular appraisal system and to participate in training identified by the training need analysis as relevant to the duties and responsibilities.

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:  36 hours p/w.

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