Social Care & Support
2300025J Requisition #

In Cornwall we put the needs of the children right at the heart of everything we do – and that takes professionals who share our enthusiasm to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people. If this is you, we have an opportunity for you to join our Together for Families Early Help Parenting team as a Parenting Practitioner. 

The postholder will be appointed to work full time and will work to support all families across Cornwall.  You will be based in the Early Help Hub with usual working hours being Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm with some flexibility in these hours and location of work as needed.

In Cornwall we are committed to doing everything we can to support families. We take a relational and strengths-based approach using evidence-based programmes. We are an outstanding authority with a proven track record of building on family strengths and drawing on the support of the wider family. This has been achieved in the context of Cornwall being the second most deprived area of Northern Europe. 

You will work under the direction of the Together For Families Parenting Lead, to provide information, advice and guidance to enable families to access support from Cornwall's parenting offer known as the Kernow Parenting Journey which supports parents and carers with children between the ages of 0-19 (up to 25 with SEND).  

Some of the key functions of this post are to:

- Coordinate a range of evidence-based parenting programmes across defined geographical areas while also supporting the delivery of our hybrid 'online' parenting support service.   
- Maintain a parenting booking platform
- Work with a range of partners to plan and coordinate the delivery of evidence based intervention
- Offer families information, advice and guidance in response to our Early Help Strategy.
- Assist with the Kernow Parenting Journey delivery across Cornwall to include; need assessment, planning, evaluation and partnership working support.

For an informal conversation about this vacancy please contact:

Tiffany Kerr-Knight

Together for Families Parenting Lead

This position will be subject to a enhanced criminal record disclosure check.  

Whilst the location/work-base for this role may have been specified our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g., from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process. 

We are happy to talk about flexible working options such as part-time or compressed hours. More examples of our flexible working opportunities can be found here - flexible working options. 

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Your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria on the role profile marked ‘application form'. Please view the role profile here. Please ensure you answer all the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form. Guidance on how to complete your application can be found here – The application process 

About Us  

Cornwall Council deliver services to more than half a million local people and over five million visitors a year. Find out about working and volunteering for us. 

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall. In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g., race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.  

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.  

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