Early Help Worker

  • Job Reference: CAF/0624/31296
  • Date Posted: 26 June 2024
  • Employer: Rutland County Council
  • Website: https://www.rutland.gov.uk/
  • Location: Oakham, Midlands
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £29,777 to £31,364
  • Bonus/Benefits: £29,777 - £31,364 pro rata, LGPS Contributions
  • Sector: Childcare & Early Years
  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Duration: 22.5 Hours Per Week

Job Description

Do you have experience working with children under 19 years and their families? Do you want to be part of a supportive team and make a difference to our Rutland families?  Our Family Help Team provides a range of services and activities to help improve the life chances of children and their families. We are looking for an experienced Family Help Worker to join our team

Who you are…

  • Level 3 qualified in a relevant field in Early Years, Health or Social Care
  • Experienced in working with children from birth to 19 years and their parents
  • Knowledgeable at completing assessments of risk and need, using a signs of safety approach
  • Excellent at communicating with a wide range of people and have clear professional boundaries
  • Able to work independently and as part of a supportive team of professionals
  • Skilled at group work delivery (or willing to undertake training)

About the role…

As a Family Help Worker, you must share our commitment to working collaboratively with families, building on their strengths whilst keeping a focus on the needs of children. Duties also include:

  • To undertake the role of lead professional
  • Complete early help assessments using a Signs of Safety approach
  • Work collaboratively with families and other professionals to develop clear wellbeing plans
  • Work with families to develop their networks of support
  • To ensure that accurate and up-to-date records plus all other associated administration tasks are maintained for every child and young person
  • To ensure the voice of the child and young person is central to the assessment and wellbeing plan
  • To deliver in partnership with other agencies, a comprehensive early intervention and where required intensive support package of family support.
  • To deliver group work activities to parents and carers

As a Family Help Worker, you will be required to work flexibly, when families need support.  A full UK driving licence is required to travel around the county.

The successful applicant for the Family Help Worker post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The costs for the DBS are paid by us.

The Family Help Worker interviews will be held on Monday 12 August 2024. Please note this may be subject to change, in this case appropriate notice will be given.

Our offer to you:

Rutland Council is committed to Flexible Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.

We are committed to supporting and empowering our staff to be the best workers that they can be and Rutland Council is the place you want to be.    Our benefits go beyond the salary – being part of a great team, excellent Local Government Pension, generous annual leave, opportunities to learn and develop your career, and a demonstrable commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of our staff.

Whilst the base for this post is Oakham, Rutland, the Local Authority offers a hybrid working practice.  As well as working from home, we feel it is important that you have the opportunity to spend time in the workplace with your colleagues to help you learn, develop and engage.

Find out more:

To learn more about working with us visit https://jobs.rutland.gov.uk or if you have any queries about this role please contact Michelle Jackson, Senior Practitioner Early Help and Lead Coordinator Supporting Families at mjackson@rutland.gov.uk 01572 758313 or Suzanne White, Senior Practitioner Front Door and Partnerships at swhite@rutland.gov.uk on 01572 758242 

How to apply:

Click on the apply button which will redirect you to the Jobs Go Public (JGP site) where we handle all of our vacancies.  If you already have a JGP account you will be asked to login, or alternatively if you don’t have an account, you will be guided through the set up process.   Access to an account is necessary as all updates regarding your application will be sent via the JGP site to the email you have registered.

If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process, please call us on 01572 758291 or email us at recruitment@rutland.gov.uk

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will be sent out via email from the Jobs Go Public site. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team.

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.