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Family Solutions Practitioner

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

We are seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated team players with excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills to join our exciting team who are willing to work flexibly around the needs of children and young people.

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust has an exciting new project to support children and young people deemed “on the edge of care”. We are looking for confident, key workers who can act as the lead professional and can co-ordinate high quality, preventative and intensive targeted interventions with children and adolescents with complex needs on the edge of going into care or who need support with reunification with their families after being in care.

We are committed to building a skilled, knowledgeable and flexible workforce promoting innovation and strive for continuous improvement. 

If you feel that you have the skills and experience to do this role well and are passionate about working with staff who enjoy working with children, young people and families, then we would welcome your application.

For an informal discussion please call Trudy Jones 07920 060849 or email:

About you

We are looking for committed staff who have:

•             Assessment and engagement skills

•             Ability to affect change for children/young people and their family

•             Can draw on the principles of Integrated Working

•             An ability to work closely and creatively with communities and partner agencies

This role is part of a new approach to support within the Young people’s support service

Our benefits

We are committed to continuous improvement, building a skilled, knowledgeable, and flexible workforce alongside promoting innovation and creativity whilst keeping children, young people and families at the heart of all we do.

We really value our workforce and offer you a great benefits package including:

  • 28 days’ annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time) and an additional 5 days, after 5 years
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Opportunity to purchase up to 25 days annual leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Flexible and family working arrangements including enhanced maternity benefits
  • A permanent, supportive and inclusive management team where you will be empowered to make good professional decisions
  • Extensive Learning & Development and career development opportunities

About us

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust was established in November 2020 to deliver Children’s Services to the newly established North and West Northants County Councils. The Trust is wholly owned and funded but operationally independent from the Councils; this provides the organisation with unique opportunities to explore new ways of working and to be more agile and adaptable in its approach to service delivery. We are developing a culture that allows the very highest quality of professional practice to flourish and evolve, delivering at the cutting edge of new innovation. 

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