Family Services Assistant Practitioner

Part Time Maternity Cover

Hours: 10hrs per week; Tues & Wed 9:45am – 2:45pm

Wage: £9.40 per hour (Level 9)

Closing date:  Tuesday 20th April

Interviews: 26th April (Afternoon)

Interview Panel: Frankie Bond & Anna Golamy (Project Coordinators)

Location: Nansa Family Centre, 33 Woodcock Road, Norwich, NR3 3TT


Overview of the Role                                                                                                     

The Assistant Practitioner (Families Services) is a role supporting families of children with disabilities and complex health needs. Nansa’s Family Services offer varied models of support across three separate areas of provision:

All Aboard: All Aboard was a new project for 2020, that aims to expand on Nansa’s provision for families of children with complex behavioural and sensory needs. The project is inclusive, not only does it provide direct developmental support for the children with disabilities, but it also offers behavioural and emotional support tailored to the needs of the family as a whole, including work with siblings.

Sleep Service: Nansa’s Sleep Service aims to be there for families of children with complex diagnoses; which as a result, can present ongoing sleep difficulties. The service provides families with a tailored programme of support that addresses the individual (and the family-wide) barriers to sufficient sleep.

School for Parents: Nansa’s School for Parents uses a specialist and holistic model of support (Conductive Education) to assist and promote the developing abilities of pre-school children who have delayed development or motor learning difficulties. Families are encouraged and empowered to explore techniques at home so that every learning journey is collaborative and as successful for the child as possible. 


Role and Responsibilities

The Assistant Practitioner (AP) is a member of the Family Services team; consisting of themselves, a Project Coordinator, and a Senior Practitioner.

The Assistant Practitioner will ensure they deliver the outcomes/aims agreed with various funders for the individual aspects of the overall service. In order to evidence this, they will need to ensure they track and record individual progress journeys (using software such as TAPESTRY), while also ensuring that progression is family/child led wherever practically possible. Every family should expect a tailored and person-centred response to their specific needs. The Assistant Practitioner must be flexible and able to adapt their support and approach in order to suit the needs of every family.

The Assistant Practitioner/s (AP) will report to a Project Coordinator (PC); attending group meetings and 1:1 supervision discussions as is required; sharing their ideas and concerns with the PC in order to help shape the new service development journey. The aim of the service development journey is to ensure we always continue to do what we do well, that we expand and provide new models of support where/when the need arises, and most paramount of all; that we (as a service) adapt and improve our approach wherever practically possible (and within the parameters of our funding).

The Family Services Development Journey will be formalised into a strategy which all members of the team should help shape and navigate.

Nansa’s Family Services are FREE to those who  access them; it is the responsibility of all members of the team to ensure that they effectively engage and build rapport with all families; providing a safe, welcoming, and non-judgemental space for children with varying needs and from all backgrounds.

The AP will have at least 3 years’ experience working or volunteering within a service for families and children. They will use their own experience (both successes and challenges) to help them navigate and respond to individual challenges (always working collaboratively with the families and children who attend).

Please see job description for more information


To Apply:

Complete the application and Equal opportunities forms above and return to: recruitment@nansa.org.uk

Nansa is committed to an inclusive working environment, promoting equal opportunities in employment however due to the nature of the work involved applicants must be 18 or over.

Nansa is committed to the safeguarding of our beneficiaries and welfare of our staff, volunteers and partners. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Nansa is a Data Controller, and complies with the principles of the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation. Your application form will be kept for six months whether you are successful or not then deleted or destroyed.

Nansa is a Disability Confident Employer.