Families Covid Resilience Practitioner

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: PO2 £34,884 to £37,722
Location: Waltham Forest
Contract: Temporary
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 28/11/2021 at 23:55
Reference: Fam/21/170157

Early Help 0-18 Young Carers Project are looking to recruit 2 x Family Covid Resilience Practitioners (FCRP) on a 12-month basis.

The project offers dedicated opportunities to identified young carers and their families in Waltham Forest, enabling them to access activities that would not usually be possible. The programme is designed in-line with the boroughs “Families at the Heart of our Place” priorities, and are geared towards ensuring that our young carers and their families are Safe, Well, Connected, Resilient and Independent.

To continue supporting young carers and their families who have been effected by Covid, and more specifically the impact of Covid, the project is now looking to expand its team with further 2 x full time opportunities designed to support and assist young carers and their families over the next 12 months.

Family Covid Resilience Practitioners (FCRP) will offer dedicated 12-week interventions/ support, and work closely with existing family practitioners from Early Help 0-18 and Children’s Services (including other partner agencies), to help identify, assess, plan, review and enable young carer and their families to overcome the challenges and barriers they are facing as a result of Covid, long Covid or wider Covid.

Training, support, ongoing guidance and case direction will be provided to ensure that you are equipped and provided with the necessary tools for this role. Practitioners will also have access to monthly clinical supervision session and support.

If you have experience of supporting families and/ or young carers, and have experience and knowledge of the impact Covid has had on children, young people and their families in Waltham Forest, we would like to hear from you.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a small team making a massive difference to the lives of young carers and their families in Waltham Forest.


Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

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