Senior Family Early Help Practitioner

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Southwark Council
Social Care
£40,000 to £46,000 Per Annum
Job Type
Date Posted
20th November 2018

Job Description

The role
This is an exciting opportunity of progression for a dynamic and experienced practitioner who holds a relevant academic or professional qualification at level 5/Degree level or higher to play a leading role within the delivery of an ‘Outstanding’ Family Early Help service.

The Early Help Services in Southwark have undergone a significant transformation and the Early Help Localities and the Specialist Family Focus Team have merged to become a new Family Early Help Service. The new Family Early Help Service was launched on 27 July in a phased implementation to deliver on its ambition to provide early help through a whole family approach based on collaboration with families and with partners from schools, health, children’s services and the community. We have now reached our first 100 days and there are vacancies available within our workforce to further enhance our new sense of purpose and our growing expertise.

We are looking for a candidate who has significant experience and working knowledge of an early intervention setting and statutory work with children and families. An exceptional practitioner who will have a track record of driving best practice in whole family work. Someone who is highly competent as a lead professional working purposefully with all family members in the formulation of an agreed family plan and with schools, health professionals, voluntary sector, police, social workers and other professionals to achieve best outcomes for children. You will have an awareness of education issues and understanding of how to work with schools and families to drive engagement of children and families in educational attendance and ambition.

If you are interested in the role and would like to find out more details please contact Vicky Agnew, Head of Family Early Help via, or by telephone 0207-525-0763.

Please click on the vacancy information & person specification and job description documents for further details about this role and information on what to include in your application.

To apply, please complete our online application form.

Recruitment timetable
Closing date: Sunday 9th December 2018
Interviews and assessment will take place on 10th & 11th January, 2019

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