Family Practitioner


Family Practitioner

Aspire Social Work
  • Permanent
  • Salary: £13.50 per hour
  • Closing date: Saturday December 16th, 2023 11:59pm
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We are looking for a FAMILY PRACTITIONER to join our team. 

WHO ARE WE

Aspire is a rapidly expanding, family run business sitting at the forefront of the social work and family support sector. Founded in 2009 and based just outside of Exeter, Devon. The business devotes itself to delivering an unprecedented, research based service and level of support to the families and children it represents across the South-West of England.

With an outstanding reputation within the Family Court System, Aspire aims to deliver something different; a trusted, compassionate and innovative service based on its core values of Inspiration, Connection, Appreciation and Kindness.

WHY WORK FOR US

When joining Aspire, you will become part of a small, highly regarded organisation. With a strong moral and ethical compass at our core, we make it our priority to go above and beyond for our staff, ensuring that everyone becomes a valued and trusted, long term, member of the team. 

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are looking to employ a passionate, hard-working and tenacious Family Practitioner. This is an opportunity for you to make a real difference to the lives of the families that we support.

Within the role, you will provide targeted support to families, with multiple and complex needs, in their homes. Supporting families with appropriate skilled interventions and practical support with families who may be in crisis or experiencing long term difficulties.

You will have the responsibility of working alongside the management team to plan and progress the support plans of families.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To build effective working relationships with family members, to enable them to change and provide safe and consistent care for their children.

To provide practical ‘hands on’ support to parents, during the day and including overnight support, so they can provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and young people to live in.

To be persistent, assertive and challenging with families helping them to focus on the best interests of their child(ren).

Work with families to gain an understanding of past experiences and understand patterns of behaviour.

Working alongside social workers to inform their Parenting Assessments.

To use an evidenced based set of tools that are known to be effective when working with families with multiple and complex needs, resistant families and families in crises.

Keeping up to date electronic records of your case work with individual families.

You will be expected to attend and participate in meetings as appropriate, including childcare reviews, planning meetings, case conferences and panels.

You will engage in regular supervision and training.

DESIRABLE SKILLS

Previous experience of working with children and families to support change and developing their basic parenting skills; within a safeguarding role, setting or working alongside children’s social care.

Confident in working independently with families.

A willingness to work with children of all ages who may have a range of emotional and behavioural needs.

A relevant qualification e.g., Health & Social Care, Youth and Community Work, Childcare, Psychology, Education or another relevant field or working towards this.

IT Skills including emails and typing reports.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Hold a full driving license (to drive in the UK), with appropriate insurance and a willingness to travel across the South-West.

Due to the needs of the families, you will be required to work some evenings, weekends and overnights. 

BENEFITS OF THE ROLE

£13.50 per hour.

A range of contracts available including part time hours.

Travel time and mileage paid  (for all work-related travel).

5.6 weeks of paid holiday (including 8 public holidays).

Sick pay (one month).

Pension contributions.

Training and professional development opportunities.

Ongoing professional supervision with one of our Independent Social Workers.

If you would like further information regarding this role, please email hr@aspiresocialwork.co.uk

www.aspiresocialwork.co.uk