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Family Practitioner
  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 510
  • Published: Sat 18/09/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 03/10/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 29511
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering

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Family Practitioner

 Grade 5- £27978-£31044pa

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Family Practitioner within the Early Help Service. This role ensures families receive the right support at the right time.

At Havering, we provide systemic care with lasting effects through our Face to Face model of practice – achieving sustainable positive outcomes. Havering’s ethos is embodied by our approach to fitting the system to the family rather than asking the family to fit to the system.  This is done by working collaboratively with children and families by having ongoing conversations so they can receive the most effective forms of intervention. With your expertise and motivation to support our children and families, Havering is the ideal place for your professional career.

Early Help are excited to offer newly qualified social workers the opportunity to complete their assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE) with us. This programme gives newly qualified social workers extra support during their first year of employment, aiming to develop their skills, knowledge and professional confidence.

Following the successful completion of your ASYE, there will be further opportunities within our service to apply for a role within a statutory service if this is the career path you wish to explore.

About You


Extensive experience of working with parents.

Experience of working across organisational boundaries.

Experience of working with children and Families including complex assessments and

Statutory work.

Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary interagency basis and ability to negotiate on

Behalf of customers

Experience of working in ways which empower and encourage participation of families.

Experience of working with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.


Evidence of relevant CPD.

Diploma level (level 3) or above of education or equivalent.

Please see job description for further information Family Practitioner Job Profile

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jacqui Hanton on 01708 434803.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 1/10/2021, however, interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful. 

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 0203 373 0909.

Additional Information

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.