Family Support Practitioner (12323)

Role: Family Support Practitioner

Salary: £23,500 per annum

Location: Norwich, Norfolk.

Contract/Hours: Fixed Term Contract for 12 months – 37 hours a week- part time would be considered.


  • 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 671,000 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

Norfolk's Early Childhood and Family Service provide targeted support to families with children aged 0-5 years. The service offers a range of early childhood services for parents, prospective parents, and young children to support in areas including bonding, speech and language development, parenting challenges, mental well-being, and healthy relationships.

How you'll help to create brighter futures as a Family Support Practitioner

You will be part of a supportive and dedicated team with opportunities for development by:

  • Providing direct family support at home, within one of our Service bases or via video calls.
  • Organising and running one to one and group-based parenting programmes using evidence-based approaches.
  • Attending and participating at relevant multi-agency meetings and providing a lead role when required.
  • Using a strengths-based approach to working with families.
  • Taking an outcome focused approach for children and families.

Let's talk about you.

We are looking for an energetic and dynamic forward thinker, confident in leading and bringing fresh ideas and inspiration to the role.

  • NVQ level 3 in early years or equivalent. 
  • Experience of working directly with children and families, either individually or in a group setting. 
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • The ability to maintain written records to a high standard, in addition to coordinate referral, assessment, and support.
  • Experience of delivering a parenting programme (desirable).
  • Confidence in IT systems.
  • Access to a suitable method of transport to travel to various settings to carry out your role (essential).

Good to know.

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

If you have any enquiries please contact: Sarah Manderfield, Recruitment Partner via email sarah.manderfield@actionforchildren.org.uk

Diversity, equality and inclusion

At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace by actively encouraging applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic candidates and people with disabilities, as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and meaningful action to ensure fair opportunity to all groups in our communities and for AFC.

We're also encouraging more male applicants for our Children's Services roles, too.

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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Norfolk ECFS: Norwich (City & Eaton)
Vauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, Norwich, Norfolk, England, NR2 2SA
  • Salary:
    £23500 per annum
  • Directorate:
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    23 July 2024
  • Number of Roles:
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