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Job Reference: SB005

Family Support Practitioner

  • Norwich, Norfolk, England
  • Temporary / Full Time
  • Sam Boggis
  • £14.38 - £14.38

Seven Social Care are looking for a temporary Family Support Practitioner to work in Norfolk. This position is initially for a period of 6 weeks and is paying £14.38 per hour (paid to you via an umbrella company).

The role:

  • To manage and be accountable for a complex caseload of vulnerable children, young people and families to provide targeted support and challenge as part of an integrated approach to prevent family problems from escalating
  • To deliver interventions that bring about sustainable behavioural change, increasing the resilience of the family, improving outcomes and decreasing dependency on statutory services.
  • To act as a Lead Practitioner/Keyworker that utilises practised knowledge to complete assessments of vulnerable families, reaching professional judgements and co-ordinating multi-agency responsive plans that ensure children and young people are safe and have their needs met.
  • To develop and deliver a range of high-quality targeted services/ interventions, which will achieve and sustain positive outcomes for children, young people (0-19 yrs) and families across Norfolk as part of an integrated, multi-agency Early Help Hub.
  • To ensure children and young people are adequately protected in line with the Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) and departmental policy and procedures and relevant legislation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To promote and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and families.
  • Undertake comprehensive assessments of family needs, forming evidence based judgments using professional knowledge to determine the ‘right responses’ required in accordance with the Norfolk Threshold Guide.
  • Continually assess and balance risk, vulnerability and protective factors to safeguard and promote the welfare of children & young people.
  • Develop, lead and supervise the coordination of ‘team around the family’ responses and plans to improve outcomes for children, young people and families with other professionals and agencies, including support for families who are transitioning from statutory social care services.
  • Coordinate the ongoing review of plans in partnership with other professionals and agencies within the agreed timescales. Work with families to plan how they will achieve the required change to improve their lives and live as a responsible member of the community and when this is not achieved gather necessary evidence to escalate concerns.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 in Childcare.
  • 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: 37.5 hours p/w.

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