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Senior Family Early Help Practitioner
  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SW/21/146995
  • Published: Tue 30/03/2021, 9:54 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/04/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £41,607 - £48,576
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Southwark

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Senior Family Early Help Practitioner

The role

This is an exciting career progression opportunity for a dynamic and experienced child and family practitioner who holds a relevant academic or professional qualification at level 5, degree level or higher. You will play a leading role within the delivery of an outstanding Family Early Help service embodying the principle of keeping families strong and ensuring that families receive the right help at the right time. 

You will have significant experience and knowledge of early help practice, statutory social work intervention, or other expertise in working holistically with children and families. You will be able to model exceptional practice in whole family work and be able to demonstrate advanced skills as a lead professional working purposefully with family members and professional stakeholders. You will have a good working understanding of how to work with schools and families to promote school attendance and inclusion. Although no formal management experience is required, you will be able to demonstrate clear leaderships skills, the ability to supervise and quality assure the practice of others and take a lead in managing projects related to service development.

This is an ideal position for a practitioner with significant experience in practice, who already provides formal or informal support to colleagues in relation to practice and is ready to move into a role which enables them to continue to work directly with children and families, whilst also develop their skills as a manager and supervisor.

If you are interested in the role and would like to find out more details please contact Shane Steere-Jones, Service Manager, Family Early Help 11+, via or by telephone 07946 630200.


Please note: This role will require an Enhanced DBS.

(COVID-19) - information for job applicants: Southwark Council are following the most recent Government guidelines surrounding Corona virus.

During this period, we still look forward to receiving your application and if successful, we will be conducting interviews remotely via video link.  Details will be confirmed via email, if successful.

Recruitment timetable

Closing date: Sunday 11 April 2021.

Interviews and assessment date: Friday 30 April 2021.