Family Services Practitioner (Part Time)

The role will involve working directly with families in one to one sessions, groups & signposting following our Family Services offer.

Purpose of the job: Parents of children or young adults with complex health needs and disabilities need time to adjust and learn to care for the needs of their children / young adults from diagnosis onwards. Young adults need support with accessing services, especially in the transition from child to adult services. Access to services, support and other respite care needs a careful adjustment and time to gain confidence in the care their child will receive. The job will be assist the development of ongoing support for families in a range of activities across the adult and children’s centres and will involve some outreach work and home visiting.  

Person Specification:


• Qualified to at least level 3 in a relevant area e.g. Health and Social Care, Early Years, Education.
• At least 3 years’ experience of supporting children and/or young people with disabilities and their families.
• Have experience and knowledge of safeguarding thresholds, the Family Support Process, Signs of Safety and special education needs assessments.
• Evidence of keeping up to date with practice and developments in the sector.
• Experience working with a variety of processionals

Communication and Team work:
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
• Proactive and resourceful with the ability to work on your own initiative.
• A working knowledge of Word and Excel, and internet programmes.
• Ability to work in a team.
• Have a non-judgemental empathetic attitude towards others
• Highly organised and methodical in approach to work.

• Ability to work some irregular hours including weekends on occasions.
• Demonstrate understanding of, and consistently work to, the values of The Hamlet
• Able to deal with difficult situations and/or individuals in a calm, fair but effective manner
• Access to a car and willing to travel as necessary for work purposes


• Degree level qualification in related field.
• Training or relevant experience within the field of Family Support Working and Practice or Transition services.
• Experience of attending multi-agency meetings for families such as ‘Child in Need’ or ‘Section 47’ child protection meetings.
• Relevant Special Educational Needs training. E.g. Experience of being a SENDco. 
• Ability to use Sign language and/or other forms of communication methods
• Use of data bases.

This job is subject to suitable references and a DBS check.

Hours: 18 hours a week - term time only, plus 12 days in school holidays across the year.

Salary: £7786.08 per annum (£9.19 per hour)

Closing date: Noon on Monday 24th June 2019

Interviews:  Tuesday 2nd July 2019 and Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Short listed candidates will be invited to an initial interview and if successful at this stage will be invited to a second formal interview.

To apply: Please return your completed application form to


The Hamlet is committed to safeguarding and ensuring that all aspects of recruitment reflect this. Short listed candidates will be interviewed following safer recruitment questioning and observed in a variety of environments within the setting.

Successful candidates will be subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.

Please note: We do not accept CVs.

For more information please download the relevant documents below:

Job Description

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

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