Early Help Worker
Kent County Council
Kent, England
3d ago

Starting salary £22,182 per annum 2 Permanent Full Time positions, 37 hours per week 1 Temporary Part Time position, 18.

5 hours per week Full and part time posts available across South Kent. 2 Full time Early Help Worker roles based in Ashford and 1 Part Time Maternity cover up to 9 months in Folkestone.

Our Vision is that every child and young person, from pre-birth to age 25, and their family, who needs early help services will receive them in a timely and responsive way, so that they are safeguarded, their educational, social and emotional needs are met and outcomes are good, and they are able to contribute positively to their communities now and in the future, including their active engagement in learning and employment.

To ensure that those who need more intensive support receive it in a timely and responsive way, we have developed a new model that balances intensive casework support with the power of open access provision.

About the role :

Working with a team using a systemic approach, the unit undertakes casework with a range of families with children of all ages requiring intensive support for multiple issues.

Some units specialise in working with adolescents. Issues include; domestic violence, out of court disposals, prevention of the need for statutory social care intervention, children and young people experiencing significant attendance or behaviour difficulties at school as well as step-

down and step across cases from Children’s Social Work Team. The Early Help Units are based in Children’s Centres and Youth Hubs and work closely with open access services to ensure an integrated approach.

About you :

We’re looking for a motivated team member to work as an Early Help worker within an Early Help Team. You would be expected to manage a case load of complex cases, providing a high quality, effective and responsive service for children, young people and their families, targeting support as required at critical times and stages of development.

  • If you have experience of assessing needs and providing intervention for families, we’d like to hear from you. You will need to be an excellent team player;
  • able to engage young people and families, and have exceptional communication skills, both verbally and in writing. An understanding of good parenting strategies and safeguarding thresholds is imperative.

    You will need to have solid IT skills, use of Microsoft applications and be quick to learn new systems. You will be flexible and creative in your approach and committed to develop new ways of working.

    You will be willing to learn, working collaboratively to innovate and find new solutions, taking personal and professional responsibility for your actions and performance.

    The ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day is essential.

    This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English / Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements.

    The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description / Person Specification.

    To view and download the job description and person specification for this role please

    For further information on this role please contact Rebecca Roche on 03000419501 or 07753310494.

    Interview date(s) : 22nd July 2019

    Closing date : 16th July 2019

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