Children and Families Practitioner (4521)

Bideford, Devon
Circa £22,450 per annum
Permanent, Part Time working 30 hours per week

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

Early Help can be provided no matter how simple or complex the situation. Early Help means responding promptly if a child is at immediate risk of harm (or has other significant needs), as much as it means responding to a need which only requires advice or guidance.

Our Children's Centres across Devon provide a range of services to support any parent with a child aged eight years and under who feels they would benefit from Early Help. 

We are recruiting for a Child and Family Practitioner to join our team in Bideford Bay.  This role will require travel across Torridge, Bideford and Holsworthy. The work pattern for this role can be negotiated for the right candidate and will be discussed at interview stage.

You will make a difference by:

- Being responsible for a case load of complex Early Help support work.
- Providing direct family support within the Early Help Service, through a blend of digital or face to face contact.
- Chairing and coordinating the Team Around the Family meetings.
- Undertaking a supervisory role across Torridge, Bideford and Holsworthy.
- Organising and running targeted groups and parenting programmes for service users.
- Using a multi-agency approach and liaising with other professional bodies.

You will need:
-NVQ Level 3 in child care or equivalent is essential.
- Degree qualified in education or social care is desirable.
- Driver's Licence and access to own car is Essential.
- Experience of child development is desirable.
- Experience of managing a family support caseload.
- Experience of working in a multi-agency response.
- Experience of delivering parenting and group interventions.
- Good understanding of Safeguarding.
- Strong IT skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively with young people, children, and their families.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.


We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information, please contact Fatima Matin on 07918773592.
We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.



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Torridge CC - Bideford Bay
Victoria Park, Bideford, Devon, United Kingdom, EX39 2QS
  • Circa:
  • Department/Division:
    England South
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    24 January 2021
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