Are you an early help practitioner with experience of working in the education sector?
We are looking for two Locality Early Help Advisors to join our Early Help and Partnerships team. The Locality Early Help Advisor will advise schools to help families early including helping to coordinate the most appropriate support needed for children and families to ensure they receive the right support at the right time join. As part of the role you will be working in various locations across the county including working closing in our Early Help Hub in Guildford and with schools in one of Surrey's four quadrants and as such travel is a necessary part of the role
The quadrants are:
North East: Epsom & Ewell, Spelthorne and Elmbridge
South West: Guildford & Waverley
This role will require you to be able to establish effective relationships with colleagues, partners, children and families, working respectfully in a way which encourages them to recognise what help they require and empowering them to develop strategies to support their needs. You must have the ability to communicate clearly, remain calm under pressure and deal with each request confidentially, applying a discreet and sensitive approach to all that you do.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence that you:
- Are a skilled listener with high level verbal and written communication skills
- Have an understanding or awareness of the relevant legislation
- Have previous experience of working with children and families
- Have successfully collaborated with partners to effectively deliver work
- Have the ability to plan your work using your own initiative
- Have proven IT skills
Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence and have access to a car.
We look forward to hearing from you and please see attached job profile for more information.
For an informal discussion contact Sue Turton on 07968 834127 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23.59 on 28th May 2020.
Interviews will take place on 10th June 2020
Please note due to the Coronavirus and current health situation, if you are shortlisted for interview you may be offered to interview virtually via one of the following options: Skype, Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp Video Calls or standard video calls on mobiles as an alternative to a face to face interview. Phone calls are an option, however will offer limited ability for us to engage with candidates in the same way face to face allows. SCC will communicate with candidates in advance to confirm the most suitable interview method.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role.
You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey 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 to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.