Family Innovation Fund Practitioner

Essex - Countywide
£22,590 per annum
14 Feb 2018
26 Feb 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Family Innovation Fund Practitioner

Fixed term contract until 31st March 2019

37 hours per week

£22,590 per annum

Essex Countywide


The Children’s Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We’re there for children, every step of the way. 

This role sits within our children and families directorate, which works to provide immediate one-to-one and group support for children who urgently need support. Your role will be to help us maintain and develop innovative practice to support our work in our services in the Essex area. 

We are currently looking for a Family Innovation Fund Practitioner to join our dynamic, ambitious team. 

A key part of this role will be your ability to deliver early help and support to children, young people and families across Essex; responding to need within the Safe in Essex and Family Interventions team. To deliver individual and Family support, topic based workshops and group work programmes to encompass a range of vulnerabilities including YP safety, including online, running away, truanting, gangs, risky sexual behaviours, aggressive and challenging behaviours and impact of substance use and/or domestic violence through the use of individual support, group work and positive activities thereby ensuring that children and young people and their families live safely and confidently in their communities.

In order to be successful in this role, you must have: 

  • To provide individual and group support to children, young people and their families at the earliest point and to those not receiving statutory support in accordance with current legislation and good practice guidelines.
  • To identify and assess the needs of children, young people and families to plan effective interventions that help them to achieve their potential and contribute to the communities in which they live.
  • To be able to effectively mediate and support conflict resolution within families and households with a view to keeping families together and increasing communication.
  • To demonstrate effective use and maintain case management systems, contribute to the administration of the project by undertaking tasks that support effective delivery of services, monitoring and evaluation of work and the maintenance of  accurate records.

The Children’s Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children’s lives happier and safer. 

Every day we’re changing the lives of children in this country for the better – and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more. 

The closing date for applications is midnight on 26th February 2018 

Interviews will be held on the week commencing 12th March 2018

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