Social Care

Senior Early Help Practitioner

Job description

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • To engage families in recognising the need for change in order to improve outcomes for their children and work with them to achieve sustainable changes.
  • To conduct whole family assessments that consider risk factors such as poor school attendance, physical and mental health issues, substance misuse, worklessness, offending, exploitation, financial difficulties, safeguarding, domestic violence and parental conflict.
  • To create a whole family plan with families that includes the voice of children and has SMART objectives to address risk factors and improve outcomes for children.
  • To review progress of family plans regularly and plan exit strategies to sustain progress.
  • To deliver evidence based direct work to children, parents and families to address risk factors in a 1:1, family or group setting using a variety of professional skills.
  • To provide written and verbal reports that demonstrate appropriate analysis of issues and support others in developing these skills.
  • To problem solve with families to develop their resourcefulness, resilience and capacity to sustain progress and increase their social capital.
  • To actively contribute to service and practice development through promoting the use of monitoring, evaluation and performance management data including feedback from parents, children and agency colleagues.


  • Must hold a recognised and relevant academic and/or professional qualification at level 5/Degree level or higher indirect work with families or have significant experience in complex whole family work.
  • Significant experience of complex whole family direct work with children and their families within an early help context, in addition to formulating and implementing effective intervention plans with families.
  • Must be able to provide evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Knowledge of guidance and best practice in work with 0 – 19 year olds and their families in respect of early intervention, youth justice, relevant childcare and education legislation, and the London Child Protection Procedures.
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary and multiagency context to support vulnerable families.
  • Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months. On the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.

Working with Archer Resourcing

We have been helping professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities. We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK social care, we give you the best chance of landing your next role.

Due the high demand of CV's received we are unable to respond to all applications. However, we may hold your CV on file and contact you for future suitable roles.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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