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Senior Family Support Practitioner

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Riverside, Lowestoft
Salary details:
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing date:
27 August 2019 01:00 PM
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We are currently recruiting for a Senior Family Support Practitioner to join our team. This role will see you supervise and mentor Family Support Practitioners, hold cases and work alongside other lead professionals to promote good outcomes for children and families. 

The responsibility of the Children and Young People’s Directorate (CYP) is to ensure the safety, wellbeing and learning of children and young people. To do so, we need to “make every intervention count” to create impact and bring about sustainable change for children, young people and their families where need is identified.

We are determined to continuously improve our services by working in partnership to ensure that our work is high-quality and effective.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Potential supervision of a small number of Family Support Practitioners
  • Mentor new Family Support Practitioners in the team
  • Being a role model for good practice
  • Support colleagues on cases that are ‘stuck’ and require intervention
  • Support peer supervision and training to continuously improve practice
  • Support further embedding of Signs of Safety and wellbeing behaviours and practice to continuously develop high-quality family support in the team. 

You will need:

  • to manage risk appropriately to deliver successful solution focused outcomes
  • the ability to resolve complicated cases
  • well-developed interpersonal skills
  • experience of working with safeguarding concerns and assessments.

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 Nic Capon or Louise Leech on (01502) 674747.

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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