Family Support Practitioner (12164)

Family Support Practitioner

Salary: £24,450 per annum

Location: Englishcombe, Bath (you will be expected to travel to Twerton and Moorlands areas of Bath)

Contract/Hours: Permanent/Full Time – 37 hours per week


  • 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, with up to 5 additional days for continuous service and option to buy or sell leave
  • Gain professional qualifications and excellent training/development opportunities
  • Flexible maternity, adoption, and paternity packages
  • Pension with up to 7% employer contribution with included life assurance cover
  • Staff discount portal and Blue Light Card eligibility with 15,000 national retailers discounts

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help  

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

Why Action for Children?

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It's the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children's lives.

A bit about the role

Action for Children Bath West Children's Centre Services provides group and individual support for children under 5 and their families in the Twerton and Moorlands areas of Bath. As a Family Support Practitioner, you will be run sessions to support and build family resilience, promote play and learning as well as support emotional development and wellbeing. The role includes the exciting opportunity to deliver a range of parenting programmes.  Previous experience of delivering similar programmes would be an advantage.

How you'll help to create brighter futures

  • Delivering targeted evidence-based services to children under 5 and their families on a 1:1 and group basis, in the family home or community setting
  • Planning and delivering play groups in the community based on the EYFS.
  • Assessing the needs of children and families and planning support interventions with the family.
  • Attending and participating at relevant multi agency meetings.
  • Establishing excellent rapports with other professionals and partner agencies to promote a strength – based model.

Let's talk about you

 Our Family Support Practitioners need to be resilient and have a positive approach to change and challenge? We are looking for someone with a ‘can do' attitude to join our team. Ideally you will have:  

  • NVQ Level 3 in Early Years or equivalent with at least two years post qualifying experience.
  • Previous experience working closely with local communities, children, and their families.
  • Experience of delivering parenting programmes is desirable.
  • A Positive and Caring attitude with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to prioritise and manage workloads.
  • Ability to work alone as well as within a team.

Good to know

Application Process

Please note we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role.

There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

Talent Pool  

We know talent when we see it. But sometimes we find the right person but not for the right job. We'd love to keep your details for when the right job comes up. Let us know if you'd rather we didn't.

Contact: Shannon Neander at shannon.neander@actionforchildren.org.uk

Diversity, equality and inclusion

At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace.

We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

Male staff are under-represented within our Children Service roles. We would like to encourage more male applicants for our Children Service roles.

Don't meet every single requirement?

If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.


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Bath West Children's Centre Service
c/o Beaumonds Short Breaks, Padleigh Hill, Englishcombe, Bath, Avon, England, BA2 9DW
  • Salary:
    £24,450 per annum
  • Directorate:
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    23 June 2024
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