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Enhanced Practitioner (Children's Social Care)

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

Job Introduction

We are looking for passionate, experienced individuals who would like to use their skills to make a real difference to children, young people and their families before issues arise, as part of Early Help. If you have experience of working with community groups and supporting people along with an Early Years Qualification this could be the ideal post for you. You will need an Enhanced DBS for this role.

Main Responsibility

  • Work as a team to run outreach sessions for target families who find it difficult to access our centres

  • Where appropriate, work with other professionals to meet the needs of children and families.

  • Plan and deliver parenting sessions to the services users 

  • Support the Family Centre Head to design a calendar of activities​

  • Provide support to case workers as lead professionals ensuring that Early Help assessments are completed accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Promote and deliver a range of activities to support the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), providing positive centred learning opportunities 

The Ideal Candidate


  • Someone who can get about, ideally with a driving license. ​

  • Someone who enjoys talking to people and really listening to them

  • Someone who is flexible as you may be asked to work in another centre at short notice

  • Someone who can implement strategies to work with hard to reach families

  • To be able to make appropriate decisions and deputise 

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 18.8%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy

About the Company

Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.

Milton Keynes Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.

Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.

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