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Family Support Practitioner

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
West Suffolk House, Bury St Edmunds
Salary details:
£20,344 (pro rata for part time)
Job term:
Full or Part Time
37 per week
Closing date:
07 August 2020 11:30 PM
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This is an exciting opportunity to join the Forest Heath Early Help team which covers a large rural locality.

Working directly with children, young people and families, you will use the Suffolk Signs of Safety and Wellbeing approach; to act as a catalyst for change working directly alongside children, young people and their families.

You will:

  • work within the CAF (Common Assessment Framework) , CiN (Child in Need), CP (Child Protection) and CiC (Child in Care) frameworks to promote positive outcomes for children and families
  • using Signs of Safety and Wellbeing and Solution Focussed questioning practice you will support families to make changes for the wellbeing and safety of their children
  • work directly with children, young people and their families; agreeing a plan, arranging and facilitating Family Network Meetings with family and local services
  • ensure the child’s voice is paramount to the plan and agreed changes made to improve their outcomes
  • supervise contact for children with their families.

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

For an informal discussion only, please contact Pete Southerill, Practice Lead, on telephone (01284) 758610.

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working. For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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