Are you passionate about working in partnership with families and other agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for children?
We are seeking to appoint an experienced, creative and innovative Outreach and family support practitioner to join our dynamic team working across the Central Bristol children’s centres.
The central children’s centres are led by St. Pauls Nursery school and childrens centre and also include Rosemary, The Limes, Bannerman Road, St. Philips Marsh and Barton Hill. We are committed to developing services which connect, contain, inspire and engage this diverse range of communities
This is a rewarding and demanding chance to work alongside families within an outreach capacity and to act as a first point of contact and guide local families into appropriate support.
You will work as part of the children’s centre team accepting referrals from a wide range of professionals for families in need of support and contributing to the delivery of child and family services within community settings and you will also work independently under the management of the senior leadership team, taking initiative in respect of family support activities that may need to be implemented to meet child, young person and family needs.
The role involves partnership work with key stakeholders including health, social services, education, parents and children/young people ensuring that relationships are trusting and open, with regular communication and clear referral routes, monitoring and feedback between agencies.
You will also attend local venues, sessions and external meetings to share information and engage families into relevant services
We are looking for practitioners who:
In return we can offer:
St Pauls particularly encourages applications from suitably qualified Black and Minority Ethnic candidates and those who speak community languages, although all applications are warmly welcomed and will be considered on their merits.
Safeguarding and Child Protection is central to our work and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure
Please contact Michaela Willcox Family and Community Locality manager for further details. Visits are highly recommended. The closing date for all applications is 12 noon Friday 27th September 2019. Interview date will be: Wednesday 9th October 2019
Please complete application form and either email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Little Bishop Street, Bristol BS2 9JF