Early Help Family Worker.3241

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
20/08/2021 23:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Number of posts:
Closing date:
20 Aug
Further Information

Fixed term 1 year from appointment Working Pattern: 

Advert End Date: 

Closed for applications on 20.8.2021 


£24,982 - £27,741

Hours per week: 


Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate. 
For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working 
The Service 
We are looking to recruit a new Early Help Family Worker to support families with children and young people 0-19 within Northumberland’s Supporting Families framework This exciting opportunity will be to  work with any  children young people affected by the Pandemic offering them   support advice and guidance based on their indvidual  identified need . 

The role 
Working within an established team , we are looking for self motivated and responsible applicants, with good communication skills. You will enjoy working as part of a team, but also be able to use your own initiative and work independently to manage your commitments. 
You will need to be competent in working direct with children and families and  completing assessments,  also able to work effectively alongside our partner agencies to achieve the best outcomes for children and families. 
You will need to be competent in face to face work with children and families , completing assessments, working with individual family members and supporting them together; also able to work effectively alongside our partner agencies to achieve the best outcomes for children and families. 
We provide a full induction programme to our supportive and nurturing team approach. We encourage and value your personal and professional development and you will be joining an enthusiastic, welcoming and committed team who are keen for you to succeed. 
As we are committed to keeping children and young people safe, we will apply for full DBS checks. 
We are offering: 
A starting salary of £24,313, 37 hours a week worked agilely and flexibly. 
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme) 
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision 
Flexible working arrangements 

Corvid working arrangements  
Current working arrangements are home based and some office based working subject to full Risk assessments  

Essential requirements: 
A minimum of Level 3 Childcare qualification or equivalent is essential, as is a good depth of understanding and knowledge of child / young person development. You need to show knowledge and experience of the Early Help Assessment process and be able to demonstrate an ability to chair TAF meetings. 
Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Jag Stockham (Trans HR Support Officer) on 01670 623 130 or jag.stockham@northumberland.gov.uk . We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service. 

The post is open to NCC employees as a secondment following agreement from current Line Manager  –short application to  be completed . 

This is a fixed term position. 

For a informal chat regarding the post please contact : 

Jea Hedley (South Eat Locality ) jean.hedley@northumberland.gov.uk  

Gill Dorey (Central Locality) gill.dorey@northumberland.gov.uk