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Action for Children

Children and Families Practitioner

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Southern Wales




Posted Date

19 April 2024


Closing Date

1 May 2024

As a Children and Families Practitioner you will be working within our Parenting team in the Bridgend Families First service. You will be delivering a range of Parenting programmes, focusing on improving parenting skills and increasing parental understanding of their child's development and learning. You will support parents to achieve positive outcomes for the whole family and make sustainable changes.

How you'll help to create brighter futures

You'll be taking a ‘whole family approach', building effective relationships with families and delivering programmes up to 10 weeks, that are tailored for each family member, whilst valuing their needs.

- Delivering short term parenting programmes face to face or via remote methods
- Signposting to external agencies and local authorities, those that require additional support following the completion of the programmes
- Travelling to the homes of parents to deliver 1:1 sessions
- Liaising with schools regarding families that are currently under the programmes to assist in managing the needs of children and young people
- Supporting the development of parent help support groups to address parenting issues identified through sessions.
- Ensuring data is collected in line with service requirements i.e. completion of pre and post assessments of parents and fully completed registers/details in line with required recording systems.

Let's talk about you

- Experience of working with parents and families and achieving positive outcomes for them.
- Experience of supporting families to manage their children's behaviour by using bespoke and evidence based parenting programmes delivered on an individual and/or group basis.
- Experience of multi-agency working especially regarding safeguarding procedures.
- Knowledge and understanding of parenting strategies and the psychological principles that parenting programmes are based on.
- Ability to manage multiple case files and deliver within agreed timescales, using appropriate judgement to and refer matters when necessary.
- Good written and verbal communication skills, in particular the ability to prepare written reports that may be viewed by third parties.

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Application Process

Please note we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role.

There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

Talent Pool

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Contact: Scott Jones on 01923 361 778 or via email at

Diversity, equality and inclusion

At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

Don't meet every single requirement?

If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

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