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Family Support Worker / Coach - Lewisham Council

Job Title: Family Support Worker / Coach - Lewisham Council
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Lewisham
Salary: £18.54 - 18.54 per hour
REF: DC/EL/9/12/2022
Contact Name: Deanna Clarke
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Family Support Worker / Coach - Lewisham Council

Location - SE6 4RU


Remote working

It is an exciting time to join Family Thrive, our integrated Targeted Family Support Team, within the Early Help provision. We are looking for Family Practitioners who are passionate about working with children and families and able to provide a range of targeted, individual and group interventions in order to improve outcomes for children and families.

We recognise that investing in effective, targeted support enables families to draw on their own resources and overcome challenges. In the London Borough of Lewisham, we have high aspirations for all our children across our diverse communities and put local people at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership with them to provide quality services that are responsive, effective and efficient.

The role
Family Practitioners in Family Thrive are responsible for completing Early Help Assessments; and bringing family and professionals together to develop high quality, effective and responsive support plans. In Family Thrive, you will be working alongside Early Help Coordinators and Senior Therapists and managed by a Senior Family Practitioner, with support from a Hub Manager.

We are based across Lewisham, with the main office in Catford SE6, an area that has excellent transport links and is just 15mins from London Bridge. As a Family Practitioner you will be based in one of the 4 hub areas in the borough, working across family homes, Schools, Children’s Centres or other community settings.

Whilst the service is primarily community based, we operate a hybrid approach whereby you may be required to work both in the office and from home as determined by service requirements.

What we’re looking for
About You:
• Experience of delivering of high quality, outcome focussed support to children, young people and their families
• A track record of working inclusively and collaboratively in order to successfully build relationships and partnerships, both internally and externally, and the ability to establish trust and credibility.
• Ability to break down barriers to give families a positive experience and genuine hope for the future.
• A creative and solution focussed approach to challenges and a commitment to continued development of skills and expertise
• An understanding of effective practice, child and adolescent development, family support models and evidence-based practice as well the importance of contextual working and environmental factors.
• Motivation to embrace anti-discriminatory and anti-racist practice