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Family Support Practitioner

  • Job reference: DC-FAMSUP-WALS-0818
  • Location: Walsall, West Midlands
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Children
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Job description: Good Afternoon,

Are you looking for a Full time role in a Multi-disciplinary team? Do you have experience working with mental health and substance misuse clients? Do you have experience providing screening, assessment and Psychological interventions?

I am currently looking for family support practitioners in the Walsall area for a Private Sector Client. The post is 37.5 hours per week, working Monday-Friday until early October, although this may be extended.

£11.00 - £12.00 Ltd per hour (Limited and Umbrella company options available for this role)

Job purpose
The purpose of the role is to engage families, young people and children in a range of interventions, utilising a whole family approach, empowering them to reduce risk, increase reliance and lead a safe, happy and healthy life.

Duties include:
* Providing screening, assessment and psychological interventions to families
* Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
* Providing advocacy
* Supporting effective safeguarding of children and young people
* Promoting involvement of carers, service users and community
* Working with the Psychologist to review and improve interventions
* Ensuring accurate collection, recording and reporting of data

Essential criteria include:
* Professional experience working with children, young people and families
* Relevant NVQ Level 3 or equivalent or vocational qualifications
* Knowledge of risk factors affecting families and impact on children
* Knowledge of children and young people safeguarding concerns
* Knowledge of information governance processes
* Experience of working in an outcomes-focused environment
* Excellent interpersonal skills