Children's Family Practitioner - Hackney

Hackney, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTWSC020620B_1591113327
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-06-02
  • Location: Hackney, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-01
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for experienced Family Practitioner to joing their team in Hackney.

Family Practitioners, under the supervision of the Consultant Social Worker or Family Support Team Leader, will contribute to the overall effectiveness of the service through applying a persistent approach in assessment and intervention activities with families using assessment, observation, task centered, behavioural and systemic approaches with children, young people and their families

Main duties:

  • To support the assessment of children and families through observation, direct work and by undertaking interviews and gathering information from a range of sources as directed by the line manager to contribute to holistic assessment of children's needs
  • To establish rapport, build respectful relationships with children, families and their support networks whilst undertaking assessment and family support interventions ensuring that their views and wishes are heard and recorded accurately
  • To engage and communicate effectively with other agencies and include their professional views in assessments and plans for children and their families, working collaboratively and maintaining regular liaison in the best interests of children
  • To work with families in their homes or other settings on an agreed basis so as to monitor, assess risk and assist in the implementation of an agreed plan of support using evidenced-based methodologies and by offering practical help to enable families to help themselves, and supporting adults to develop their role as parents/carers
  • To work independently, and when appropriate as the lead professional with families, taking decisions about the tasks that need doing, taking responsibility for these decisions and their impact on the family
  • To bring to the attention of your line manager any concerns relating to the quality of parenting or the safety and well-being of children within their home or other community environments
  • To use a task-centred approach to enable parents to manage practical parenting tasks and provide regular feedback on progress towards the agreed plan including any changes
  • To prepare clear and concise informative written reports based on complex evidence in relation to your work with families as required and to agreed standards and timescales
  • To attend and participate in multi-agency meetings including Child Protection Conferences and Looked After Children Reviews, promoting at all times the best outcomes for children

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent child and family training
  • Relevant and substantial experience of direct work with children and families
  • A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at enhanced level is required
  • A good understanding of the context of child development in relation to parenting capacity, family and environmental factors

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