Family Support Practitioner

The Cardinal Hume Centre
£14,208.55 per annum
29 Oct 2018
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Family Support Practitioner 

Cardinal Basil Hume founded the Centre in 1986; we offer a diverse range of services for homeless young people, families in need and the local community on one site. The Centre enables people to gain the skills and support they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. 

We have a person-focussed approach which encourages us to recognise that each human being is different with complex needs and so our response needs to be multi-layered. Therefore the organisation has six principal service packages: residential services for homeless young people; family support; housing and welfare rights advice; employment support; learning (English and digital inclusion); and immigration advice and advocacy. 

Position: Family Support Practitioner 
Location: Westminster, London 
Job type: Part Time, Permanent 
Hours: 16 hours a week during term time (43 weeks) - 10 core hours over Wed and Sat are required with flexible arrangements considered between Mon-Fri ; 30 hours a week during school holidays (9 weeks) - 9am to 4pm Monday to Fridays 
Salary: £14,208.55 per annum 
Benefits: 24 days, rising to 26 after one year’s service, and 28 after two years’ service (your holidays will be prorated to reflect the part-time nature of your hours); pension scheme. 

Closing Date: 11th November 2018 
First round interviews planned for: 20th November 2018 
Second round interviews planned for: 23rd November 2018 

About the role: 

The Cardinal Hume Centre are looking for a Family Support Practitioner to support the delivery of child and family support services in order that low income and vulnerable families have improved access to services, employment opportunities and life chances. 

The role will involve planning and developing a schedule of After School / holiday and Family Support activities that responds to the needs of low income and vulnerable families within south Westminster, and you will play an active role in the delivery of these services. 

About you: 

The successful candidate will have proven experience of working with vulnerable families and children in a non-residential setting and will have experience of delivering parenting sessions as well as proven experience of participating in multi-agency working to support families. You will also have experience of working with children of primary school age and experience of dealing with safeguarding / child protection issues 

With proven experience of participating in multi-agency working to support families you will have comprehensive knowledge of the Children Act 1989 and other relevant legislation, regulations and guidance such as national assessment framework. You will also show knowledge of the range of services which are available to children and families and of the organisational framework within which they are provided 

You will have a childcare / family worker qualification, minimum level 3 and preferably at NVQ level 6, or they will have equivalent experience. Proven experience of supervising staff and volunteers is essential. 

Familiarity with OFSTED regulations and requirements would be beneficial. An ability to speak a community language in addition to English such as Arabic or Bengali would also prove beneficial to the role. 

You may have experience of the following: Family Support Practitioner, Family Support Worker, Vulnerable Families, Support Services, Charity, Not for Profit, Third Sector, Social Work, Care Worker, Support Practitioner, Senior Care Worker, Caseworker, Family Services, Service Manager, Programme Manager, Project Management, Service Coordinator, Service Delivery, Programme Management, etc. 

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