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Early Help Worker
  • Employer: Lincolnshire County Council
  • Reference: 17238
  • Published: Wed 16/11/2022, 13:51 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/11/2022, 13:51 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £28,371 - £31,099
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Skegness, Lincolnshire

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Early Help Worker

Lincolnshire County Council's East Lindsey Early Help Team are recruiting to three full time permanent Early Help Worker positions based in Skegness.

About the Role

The East Lindsey Early Help Team provide support and intervention to children, young people and families according to their needs. Our Early Help Workers work directly with parents and carers as well as children and young people on a one-to-one and group basis; delivering evidence-based interventions, including parenting programs.

Early Help Workers are responsible for the completion of Child and Family Assessments and being Lead Professional for the 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.

Also 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 help them produce a plan of how the issues or concerns can be addressed in a comprehensive and coordinated way.

About The Team 

The Early Help Team in East Lindsey offers an opportunity for you to become part of a dynamic, multi skilled and enthusiastic team. We are dedicated to providing support and intervention to families so they can make positive changes that improve the lives of children. 

About You

Knowledge and skills required (not exhaustive)
• You will need to hold a Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject or have significant experience in a similar role

• Ability to advocate, negotiate and challenge on behalf of families in a variety of settings

• Ability to undertake family assessments, develop plans and deliver needs lead packages of support

• Ability to act as a Lead Professional for a family where appropriate with responsibility for the day to day implementation and coordination of the family plan

• To be a key team player and work closely with staff members and specialist workers from other agencies, local authorities and organisations

• The Postholder will require excellent written and oral communication to enable them to support and challenge both families and other professionals in order to achieve sustainable change. Report writing is a key element of the role.

Please review the full Job Description Attached before applying.

The post holders 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. The Early Help Team work with children and young people both short and long term within the Team Around the Child (TAC), Child in Need (CIN), Child Protection (CP) and Children In Care (CIC) arena's.

The role includes a certain amount of agile working and travel to and from LCC bases, other agency offices and visiting family homes.

About Our Offer

Along with a competitive salary we are offering:

  • A Contributory pension
  • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
  • Flexible working policies
  • Career progression opportunities
  • A generous annual leave entitlement plus the option to buy more

Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, before clicking apply!  If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click on over to