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Early Help Practitioner

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

The Role

Are you someone who is passionate about delivering the best outcomes for children and families?

If yes, we have the perfect role for you!

Our Early Help division are recruiting Early Help Practitioner to join our amazing team in Wandsworth and help play a central role in achieving positive outcomes for children and their families!

Our goals and visions

Our Early help service are on a journey of transforming our approach to be more focused and targeted to best support the most vulnerable children in our community. It’s our aspiration for every child and young person in Wandsworth to be safe from harm and abuse, be enabled to reach their full potential, develop skills for life, enjoy healthy lifestyles and be happy and active members of the community.

We believe that ‘Success Starts with Early Help’ and our ambition is to get this right for every child at the right time.

About the team

We are a team of Professionals committed to ensuring that we provide the best service to our families. We achieve this by having a culture that supports learning and development where high-quality Supervision and reflective practice is embedded in the work that we do and where staff are supported to access training as part of their continuous development

About the role

We are seeking an Early Help Practitioner to join our Targeted Family Support team and work with children aged 0 to 12, and their families.  Wandsworth Early Help takes a whole family approach therefore we are looking for experienced individuals who can work systemically with children and their families. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for a manageable caseload in the Targeted Family Support Service, working with families and contributing to achieving the best family support service that puts children and families in the centre of all we do. If you feel you are a highly experienced practitioner, who is passionate and committed to ensuring that all children achieve their best outcomes, we would love to hear from you!

Contact details

For an informal discussion, please contact Judith Passley (Early Help Parenting & Family Support Team Manager) by email


We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.

We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Closing date: 11:59pm on Sunday 29th January 2023
  • Shortlisting Date: Week commencing 30th January 2023
  • Interview Date: Week commencing 6th February 2023

Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

At Wandsworth, we particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams. At present men are under presented within our Early Help Team and would strongly encourage male applicants with the relevant experience to apply to this position.

Important Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

How to apply?

To be considered for interview, you application must show us how you meet the criteria outlined in the Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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