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Family Support Practitioner - Hackney

Job Title: Family Support Practitioner - Hackney
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Hackney
Salary: £26.51 - 26.51 per hour
Start Date: 15/04/2024
Duration: 6 months initially
REF: SD2003202402
Contact Name: Kasey Sanders
Contact Email:
Job Published: 23 days ago

Job Description

Family Support Practitioner - Hackney

Are you a passionate, dedicated Family Support Practitioner looking for your next role? 4Recruitment Services are recruiting a Family Support Practitioner to join an Education Services Team based in Hackney.

Umbrella Rate: £26.51 per hour

Duration: 15/04/2024 – 6 months initially

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, 36 hrs/week 

Family Support Practitioner role: Full JD Available

  • Direct working with children and families with multiple and complex needs
  • Deliver child centred holistic family assessments to identify adverse childhood experiences and factors impacting on family functioning, in order to increase resilience, parenting capacity and promote good child and parent attachment in order to support child outcomes
  • Support parents/carers care of their child through targeted work in the home, group work and coordinated services and activities; and support with barriers such as housing and financial matters that impact on parenting
  • Coordinate and deliver parenting groups to support parents/ carers to develop an understanding of their child’s needs and strengthen their parenting skills
  • Provide structured and individual support to children and families, such as Hackney’s Early Help referral form, to create an individual plan with agreed outcomes, targets and review dates
  • Respond resourcefully to families at risk of poor outcomes at the earliest opportunity
  • Develop a good knowledge and understanding of local resources and services; and support parents/ carers to access them
  • Make full use of community resources and settings to support children to achieve a good level of development and reduce family isolation in order to sustain outcomes
  • Liaise with other colleagues including midwifery, GP’s, Health Visiting and other health services, education, Young Hackney and Social Services, and other statutory and voluntary agencies, attending relevant meetings as necessary, to help ensure users receive coordinated help and support
  • Promote an environment that safeguards and protects children
  • Report child protection incidents and/or concerns to the line manager and/or Children’s Social Care
  • Develop strong, trusting working relationships
  • Undertake office and administration duties in connection with the children's centres as required
  • Attend meetings, conferences and reviews where necessary

Essential Requirements

  • Significant experience working with children and families
  • Experience of visiting and delivering interventions in the family home
  • Experience of providing parenting support, delivering parenting programmes, groups or forums to vulnerable families with complex needs
  • Experience of providing advice, information and guidance to families
  • Knowledge of child development to support a good level of development
  • You Must Have Right to Live & Work in the UK
  • Enhanced Child and DBS registered to the update service

We also offer an outstanding referral scheme for any Family Support Practitioner friends or colleagues.

If you are a Family Support Practitioner and would like to express your interest, please contact us for this great opportunity by calling on 0208 514 9110 and speak to Sammy Davis Or email on, 

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

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