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Early Help Keyworker

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 3
  • Location
  • Rother
  • Salary
  • £30,740 - £32,898 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 26/05/2024
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • Hours
  • Up to 37 hours
  • Job type
  • Care - Children and Young People
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1451/40448
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1451/40448
  • Number of positions
  • 3
  • Location
  • Rother
  • Salary
  • £30,740 - £32,898 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 26/05/2024
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • Hours
  • Up to 37 hours
  • Job type
  • Care - Children and Young People

 

‘Becoming a Keyworker at East Sussex County Council has been a really positive move for me. I’ve always been passionate about working with Children and families and had previously done this working within a school. Whilst I really enjoyed my time at the school, there was a limit to the support I could offer, and I really wanted to work with the whole family’.

John, Keyworker, Early Help

As a Keyworker you will deliver specialist support to families who have been assessed as having multiple and complex needs, who without support are at risk of needing a social care intervention or at risk of entering the care system.

Assess need and develop a plan with the family that has clear and measurable outcomes.

We are looking for people who:

  • Have the ability to engage and motivate families to change through offering intensive support and evidence-based interventions.
  • Ability to identify safeguarding concerns, seeking management guidance when appropriate.
  • To communicate clearly and confidently, both orally and in writing; to initiate challenging conversations with family members to challenge negative and entrenched behaviour and to give constructive feedback and praise as appropriate.

We want to make the application process as easy as possible, so If like John a job as a Keyworker appeals to you, then please send us a CV and cover letter.

We will be shortlisting for interview based upon people who can show:

  • Experience of working within Safeguarding processes.
  • An understanding of the issues impacting vulnerable children / families.
  • Evidence of undertaking assessments and developing plans for families / children.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable Children and / or families.

So please make sure you highlight these points in your cover letter. Short and to the point is the way to go.

Please note the role requires a QCF level 2 qualifications in English and Maths or ability to demonstrate competency through a written test at interview, and QCF level 4 Certificate or a higher-level qualification in a relevant subject related to working with children, young people, and families.

Interviews will take place within two weeks of closing date and will be face to face or remotely via Microsoft Teams. We will try to accommodate any special requests for the interview slot if you are shortlisted for the role.

We offer a great package of professional training to develop you and to give you the ‘tools to do the job’. You will be part of a Team of Keyworkers and will receive good supervision from an experienced manager.

At East Sussex County Council, we also offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page - benefits page.

For more information about this role please contact Scott Brunton or Jess Olley 
Email: Scott.brunton@eastsussex.gov.uk/Jessica.Olley@eastsussex.gov.uk

The best thing about working for East Sussex is knowing every person who works here cares about our residents and wants to achieve the best outcomes for them. Casey, Project Officer

 

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.


Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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