Early Help Worker - Children's - Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire County Council
£25,000 - £29,999
12 Jun 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you have the skills and experience to help families change their lives for the better?

Do you want to work in a dynamic and fast-changing environment, as part of a broad and supportive service?

If so…have you got what it takes to be an Early Help Worker within Children's Services?

Early Help Workers act as key workers for families with a range of needs, undertaking assessments and delivering and co-ordinating interventions directly to children/young people and their families.

To act as key workers for families with children/young people aged from 0-18 years.

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 programmes.

Responsible for the completion of Early Help Assessments and being Lead Professional for 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. Early Help Workers are an integral part of the support for youth homelessness.

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 produce a planned programme of support to address the issues or concerns in a comprehensive and co-ordinated way.

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.

About the Teams:

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 Looked After (LAC) arena's.

What you can expect from us:

An in-depth induction, a managed caseload, regular case supervision and on-going training. We offer a number of great benefits which include a competitive salary, an excellent pension, a car lease scheme, flexible working conditions and much more…

For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Rycroft on 01522 554766 or sarah.rycroft@lincolnshire.gov.uk.

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