Early Help Worker
Do you have the skills and experience to help families change their lives for the better? Do you want to work in a dynamic and fast-changing environment, as part of our dedicated, skilled and friendly team? If so…have you got what it takes to be an Early Help Worker within Lincolnshire County Council's - Children's Services North and South Kesteven Early Help Team?
Early Help Workers act as key workers for families with a range of needs, undertaking assessments and delivering and co-ordinating interventions directly to children/young people and their families.
Early Help Workers work directly with parents and carers as well as children and young people on a one-to-one and group basis; using evidence-based interventions.
Responsible for the completion of Child & Family Assessments and being Lead Professional for Team Around the Child cases where relevant. Early Help Workers also contribute to holistic family work for children subject to Child Protection and Child in Need Plans and those looked after by the local authority.
We have two permanent positions available, one full time, 5 days a week and one part time, 4 days a week. Both roles are based in Grantham.
The post holders will be required to have a car and be able to travel and work in a timely and flexible manner to undertake the duties of the role. There is some element of evening and weekend work where cases require it.
We are offering an in-depth induction, a managed caseload, regular case supervision and on-going training. A competitive salary of £25,295 - £27,905 (pro-rata for part time roll), along with a pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development.
If this sounds' like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, to help you do the best application possible, before clicking apply! If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click the following link: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk . If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please give Fiona Railton a call on 07717 865 577.
Applications Close on 15/12/2019 and interviews will be held 09/01/2020.
Best of luck with your application.
All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.
On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.
We operate a 'Silver Medallist' talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.
Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.
In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.