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Family Hub Practitioner - South East Locality

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

Job Information

Are you passionate about ensuring new parents are supported to have good mental health and a strong relationship with their baby?  If so, we have fantastic opportunities to be part of Northumberland's Family Hub development across Northumberland. 

Successful applicants will be part of a service which is rapidly developing to support families with children aged 0-19 and up to 25 years for SEND. 

We are looking for one Family Hub Practitioner post working across the South East Northumberland area - Cramlington, Blyth and Seaton Valley. 

You will be part of a wider team, delivering a Family Wellbeing Service which provides support to new and expecting parents, strengthening relationships between babies and carers, who are experiencing mild - moderate mental health difficulties, who may also need support with practical, emotional or environmental issues, baby / child development and the parent / infant relationships, infant feeding, establishing routines, reducing social isolation, and supporting financial stability.  As part of this you will work on a one-to-one basis and lead group activities. 

You will offer personalised support to people at any stage of pregnancy, or in the year following. You will develop strong relationships between Family Hubs and families, strengthening family capacity and promoting self-sufficiency; reducing the stress experienced by some children in early childhood and to minimise the long-term consequences for a baby’s future physical and mental health. 

Why choose us? 
We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 

  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexi scheme (if applicable) – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees)
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands
  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours
  • A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available 
  • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality  

Further information 
For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here.
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.    
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For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930 
Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

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