About the role
The Early Support Team has recently moved to the Surrey County Council's Children with Disabilities Service and we work within the new structure; adopting the Family Safeguarding Model to improve outcomes for children.
We work with families holistically to improve outcomes for their children, 0-5 years old with multiple, complex health needs and disabilities. Life can be very challenging when there is a child with complex needs or a disability and this can impact on the whole family. There may be a large number of people and services involved and we help by coordinating such services.
We work in different ways, according to the needs of the individual family. We carry out home visits, attend groups, offer information, advice and practical support about local services and ensure everyone works together.
We are continually looking at different and creative ways we can support families. We aim to empower parents to have the confidence to ensure for themselves that their child and family reaches their full potential.
You will hold a caseload of families who have young children with complex needs or disabilities and will use a variety of assessment tools with the family to gain a shared understanding of the child's needs and the family's aspirations.
Working with the team around the family (in partnership with parents and professionals from health, education, family services, community and voluntary sectors), you will take an active and monitoring role in order to deliver the co-produced Family Support Plan which puts the child at the very centre. You will liaise closely with the Early Support Coordinator to ensure the delivery of personalised family support.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Experience of working with children with disabilities and their families
- An ability to build relationships and work effectively with parents/carers and the team around the disabled child
- Have Vocational Qualifications Level 3/4 or equivalent in relevant field
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
For an informal discussion contact Lisa Fogerty-Scott on 07812737124 or by e-mail at email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application.
This role is based at the Boroughs of Guildford, Surrey Heath and Woking.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 23/02/2020 with Interviews taking place on week commencing 02/03/2020.
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.