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Bath Area Play Project is a small and trusted charity providing a range of support for children and families across B&NES. We are a friendly team who work together to support each other to facilitate and enable positive outcomes for those using our services.

The Early Help Team Leader will undertake Early Help Assessments as part of a commissioned service that we work in partnership with Southside to deliver for B&NES. The role includes a small Caseload with the Manager role approximately 20 hours/week and caseload of 17 hours.


The Family Support & Play Service supports families with school age children aged 5 to 19 years living in B&NES to make changes and improve outcomes using various approaches best suited to the family needs.

The role will include managing a small team of Family Play Support Workers, providing support and supervision, attending partnership allocation meetings as well as meeting families for assessments ensuring the voice of the child is incorporated. There are increasing complexity of needs for families referred to the service so an understanding of trauma informed approach, attachment aware and a good knowledge and experience in working with complex families as well as managing and leading teams is essential.


Families are referred to the FSPS for a variety of reasons from other agencies including schools, health professionals as well as the Early Help Allocation Panel and parents themselves. Complexities include Domestic violence, substance misuse, mental health issues, parenting capacity, familial relationship breakdowns. We use a strengths based approach to work in partnership with families to support changes to behaviours through emotional whole family support.


Work is flexible over 5 days a week in line with the needs of the service and the team. BAPP is a well trusted and established charity using play as a catalyst for positive change. This role will be working with the Play Service Manager and supported by the Director with clinical supervision provided.


For more information and an Application Pack please contact and we can arrange a call for a chat.

We do not accept CVS and require our Application Form to be completed.

This post requires an Enhanced DBS disclosure and where the successful candidate is not on the Update Service, we will pay for this. Also required are two satisfactory references in line with our Safeguarding recruitment procedures.

Early Help Team Leader with Caseload


£25,424.34 - £29,300.61 per year


37 hours per week

Contract Type:

Full Time


BAPP Office BA2 2TL

Close Date:

Saturday, 6 May 2023

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