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Senior Early Help Worker
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: CSC445RJ
  • Published: Tue 16/11/2021, 9:50 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 01/12/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Maternity cover for 12 months
  • Salary: Range 4 - £26,450 - £32,207
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chatham, Kent, Kent

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Senior Early Help Worker

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Medway Family Solutions Service as part of the wider Early Help agenda for the position of Senior Early Help Worker. This is a temporary position for 12 months, covering maternity leave.  Family Solutions work holistically with families with multiple and complex needs to enable them to see their strengths and build upon these to make positive changes to their lives. As part of the senior early help worker, tasks will consist of, but not limited to:

- Producing Early Help Assessments & creating plans

- Targeted Intervention

- Multi-agency working

- Contributing to the MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub)

- Group Case Discussions

- Direct work with children and families

- Leading on professional meetings and reviews for children and their families

- Offering advice and guidance to practitioners in respect of your specialism

 You will receive training to support you with working with a range of children and families with a variety of different needs and challenges. Family Solutions work with families that have unborn children up to 18 and 25 if a young person has additional needs.

You will need to be respectful, be able to build positive relationships in all aspects of the Senior Early Help Worker role when providing practical and specialist intervention and advice for families. As Early Help is everyone’s responsibility the role includes joint working with all colleagues across services to ensure all aspects of a child’s life experiences are captured and aspirations for their future worked upon.

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 8th December.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Nikki Lloyd, Group Manager for Family Solutions on 01634 338847

In return for your commitment, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including –

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview via Microsoft Teams.

Important Information:
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement 
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or view online.