Families First Practitioner


Families First Practitioner

Job description

Who We Are

At North East Lincolnshire Council, we have a unique ability to provide the ultimate work life balance for our employees. Situated within the award-winning costal area of Cleethorpes and the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, North East Lincolnshire Council provide the perfect location for you to Live, Work & Play.

Our Vision & Purpose

To create a stronger economy and stronger communities and improve the lives of our people.

Our Values

  • Valuing People
  • Honesty
  • Striving for Continuous Improvement
  • Openness
  • Commitment
  • Behaving with Integrity

Your Role & Team

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Children’s services are committed to achieving the best outcomes for all children, young people and families. We have a locality early help offer
that is ambitious in its vision and aspiration for local children, young people and families.
If you are someone who has a genuine commitment to achieve the best possible outcomes for every child in North East Lincolnshire then we would welcome an application.

The post holder will deliver a range of services across one of the following disciplines:
Early Years (0 – 7 years) you will support families around child development and develop parenting skills within a multi agency context, so a strong knowledge of child development and school
readiness would be desirable along with a commitment for partnership working.
Strengthening families which includes undertaking assessments such as Early Help assessments, DASH assessment and Graded care profile. Co-ordinate packages of support to families living with a number of issues such as Neglect, Domestic Abuse, Substance misuse, Parental mental ill
health and parental conflict.

All service areas work within the Signs of Safety framework, which takes a holistic family approach, so a knowledge or understanding of this model would be desirable, however training will be provided.

Your Responsibilities

You will possess excellent communication skills, have experience of working with children and families, be familiar with assessment, planning and recording processes and demonstrate and practice a good understanding of Equality and Diversity. In order for you to do this well, we will provide you with a comprehensive induction and a package of on-going professional developmental support. This includes access to mentoring and/or coaching, appropriate training, regular supervision and support from peers and colleagues keen to share their experience.

Interviews will take place week commencing 11/07/2022.

If you would like to discuss the role further, then please contact

Natasha Atkinson – [email protected] or Jenny King – [email protected]

Why work for NELC?

North East Lincolnshire is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. Here are some of the main benefits:

  • Flexible Working Options – agile working, compressed hours, term time working, flexi-time, home working. All to enable a work/life balance (relevant to the role you are undertaking)
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme – saves tax and national insurance by exchanging part of your gross salary for non-cash benefits such as; Holiday Extra – to purchase additional annual leave, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work scheme and Tusker Cars (beneficial rate car lease)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Health Cash Plan – to claim cash back on a range of healthcare costs
  • Credit Union
  • Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health & beauty and many other products and services
  • Car Parking Permit
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A minimum of 24 days holiday + 8 bank holidays per year (based on a 37 hour week)