Early Help Worker
Are you looking for a job where you can really make a difference to people's lives?
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 in the Future4Me team work directly with parents and carers as well as children and young people aged 14 -18 years on a one-to-one and group basis and delivering evidence-based interventions in a trauma sensitive way.
We currently have 1 permanent full time vacancy based across Lincolnshire.
As an Early Help Worker, you will be responsible for the completion of Child and Family Assessment 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.
Early Help Workers must have excellent communication skills as they advocate and champion for adolescents with their partners including with education and housing. You will be dedicated and passionate about helping improve the lives of adolescents with complex needs in Lincolnshire.
About the Role
You will also be responsible for ensuring the needs of children/young people and their families are appropriately assessed using a range of methods, then working with the family and other professionals to produce a planned programme of support to address the issues or concerns in a comprehensive and co-ordinated way.
You will be required to travel and work in a timely and flexible manner to undertake the duties of the role and there is some element of evening and weekend work where cases require it.
This can be a demanding role however one that brings great job satisfaction.
About the Team
Future4Me launched Countywide in February 2019 and brought together the Council's core offer to adolescents by building on the Youth Offending Team, Youth Hub and Early Help. Focusing on supporting young people aged 14-18, we have a dedicated hub comprising of staff with a focus on youth housing, diversion for youth justice, child exploitation, community interventions as well as our Psychology team.
What you can expect from us
An in-depth induction, a managed caseload, regular case supervision and on-going training. We offer a number of great benefits which include a competitive salary, an excellent pension, a car lease scheme, flexible working conditions and much more…
Should you wish to have an informal discussion about the role please contact Heidi Freeman on 07875470137 or Tarne Bradley 07920542160
Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check
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 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.