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Family Practitioner

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Salford City Council

Salford City Council
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
M27 5AW

Family Practitioner
 3A, £25,481 - £27,741
Working Hours:  36 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing date: 18th October 2021, 12 noon
Interview date: 3rd November 2021

About us 
The Family Practitioners team is a great place to work if you are passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people and their families in Salford. We currently have an exciting vacancy as a Family Practitioner within our busy team delivering Salford City Council’s statutory responsibility for the assessment, support and intervention for children and families on Child in Need and Child Protection Plans.

The team is responsible for the delivery of the Local Authority’s statutory duties in relation to safeguarding and supporting children and families who have social workers. Working closely with parents, social workers and other professionals from schools, health services and social care, the team ensure that families are supported with achieving complex behavioural change and positive outcomes for children and families in Salford.

The Family Practitioners team deliver support and intervention to support families to achieve their vision and goals, help them to connect with positive support networks in their community, assess and manage risk independently, and develop their problem solving skills, emotional intelligence and communication. We want every child and young person to have the fullest opportunity to be happy, healthy and achieve their full potential.

About the role
As a Family Practitioner, you will be responsible for supporting social workers with delivering intervention as part of Child in Need and Child Protection Plans. You will hold a caseload, attend at meetings and reviews as necessary, and support the service by being part of a duty rota.

Salford City Council is an ambitious organization. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our city and its residents, and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for and with our communities. Candidates should therefore be able to demonstrate a commitment to improving services.

For an informal discussion, please contact Zoe Flanagan (Deputy Manager) by email     

About you
Your style and approach will reflect our values: you will be passionate about improving outcomes for the children and young people of Salford and always striving to improve things. You will have experience of working with children / young people and their families.

You will need the ability to travel across Salford and Greater Manchester area either through use of a vehicle insured for business use or using public transport.

Salford City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   Successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring service checks.

Please be aware overseas checks will be required if you have lived or worked abroad for 12 months or more, continuously or in total over the last 10 years whilst aged 18 or over, please refer to the link below for details for how to obtain your Certificates of Good Character

Job Description.pdf
Person Specification.pdf
Why Work For Team Salford.pdf

Safe working
We are a Covid-safe organisation and you will have an individual risk assessment when you join the organisation to ensure we effectively support your health and wellbeing throughout your employment.  

About your benefits
You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged and you will have the opportunity to work and grow in a values based organisation where people are at the heart of everything we do. We promote a positive permission culture, empowering you to make a difference. Your opinions matter to us and you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things through our Salford 100 employee group and our employee led redesign approach. Your work-life balance and wellbeing are important to us so you will have access to a range of benefits including flexible working, green travel, pension and salary sacrifice schemes.  In addition to this we offer a range of health and wellbeing options to suit your needs.  

Continuous service commitment
New employees can now keep their service related benefits when moving between a whole host of public sector organisations within Greater Manchester, which include: Councils, NHS, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, Transport for Greater Manchester, as well as many others.  

Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to developing a culture which respects individuals, appreciates difference and allows everyone regardless of background to reach their full potential. We are proud to be an accredited disability confident employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. We understand how hard it can be to combine caring for a loved one with work so we aim to provide support and flexibility to balance family and caring responsibilities with work   

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in the council’s primary Recruitment and Employment Privacy Notice which can be found at   

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working hours

full time

application deadline

12 00 pm

18th Oct 2021