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Families First Practitioner /Coach PO2
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: Fam/21/167949
  • Published: Thu 07/10/2021, 15:25 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 21/10/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,884.00 - £37,722.00
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: The Junction, 2-8 Cathall Road, London, E11 4LF, Waltham Forest

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Families First Practitioner /Coach PO2

Early Help Practitioner (Families First Practitioner / Coach) x 2 - Leytonstone

In a response to the increased level of need brought about by the global pandemic, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is recruiting 2 Early Help Practitioner roles based in Leytonstone.

The post holders will deliver integrated and comprehensive early intervention services to children and young people and their families with the aim of supporting them to achieve positive outcomes, increase their resilience and improve family functioning.

The post holders will manage a caseload of families, conducting in depth assessments to identify needs, utilise the Team Around the Family process to effectively action plan with the family and other professionals.

The post holders will ensure that families and or individuals are met with in according with Early Help standards to ensure that there is a timely review of the progress of the family.

The post holders will form and maintain good links with partners and coordinate services and, where applicable, source resources to aid the delivery of services to the families. This will include working with the Children & Families Centre.

The role will also include the following:

The design and delivery of effective whole family interventions as the Lead Professional with a caseload of vulnerable families many experiencing multiple needs.

Ensuring continuity and consistency in delivery of early help assessments using the Our Family Journey tool with families, including Family Outcomes Planning and review through home visits, parenting support, chairing Team Around the Family meetings and professionals’ meetings.

Carry out evidence based -based practice that builds skills, relationships and resilience, helping families to help themselves and each other.

Promote effective integrated working across the children’s services system: develop effective working relationships with families and communities, within Families First, within the Early Help Division, and with professional partners from a range of agencies and sectors. Carry out multi-disciplinary and co-located team working and coordinate multi-agency Family Outcomes Plans that build skills and relationships and improves outcomes for families.

In the London Borough of Waltham Forest, we take equality and inclusion seriously and are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and difference and is a true reflection of the diverse communities of Waltham Forest. We are committed to fostering an environment that empowers our workforce and gives them the freedom to bring their authentic self to work to provide excellent services to all.


All roles are full time for 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday.