Early Help Family Worker x 2 Posts

Job Summary
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 12/07/2024 12:00
£31,364 pa
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Social Care - Children Service
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Learning and Early Help - Family Help and Adolescent Services
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Closing date:
12 Jul
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Early Help Family Worker x 2 Posts
Learning and Early Help - Family Help and Adolescent Services
£31,364 pa
Post A:  Permanent, 37 hpw
Post B:  Fixed Term for 12 months, 37 hpw

2023 brought exciting changes and transformation to our 0-25 Family Help and Adolescent Services in South Tyneside. Aligned to local and national family policy reform, we are keen to bring the very best practitioner to positions which champion and deliver our bold ambitions for children and families.

We have established new roles to enable the delivery of measurably improved outcomes for children, young people and families. All roles will provide an approach and culture which is in tune with South Tyneside’s vision and values of being clear on where we are, where we need to go and how we are going to get there; encouraging and supporting comprehensive development and learning opportunities; enabling a clear alignment between what we need to achieve and the resources we have available to achieve that; and making fair, informed and appropriate decisions.

Early Help Family Worker

The postholder will work across South Tyneside as part of a skill mixed motivated 0-25 family help team, undertaking high quality early help assessments, family focused support plans and facilitating group-based programmes which keep children, young people and families central to all that we do.
The role involves working with families ensuring they receive the right support at the right time, promoting positive outcomes by proactively engaging and supporting the most vulnerable families, delivering early help interventions that build resilience and reduce the dependency upon specialist services; families will be empowered to make informed choices on the path to self-sufficiency.
Utilising a strengths-based approach in line with the Supporting Families criteria, the postholder will ensure a multi-agency response and the coordination of effective interventions whilst maintaining a focus on safeguarding, protection and wellbeing of children, young people and their families.
The role requires experience and knowledge of childhood development across the life course of 0-19/25 reflecting the intrinsic differences of developmental stages and needs of children, young people and families working collaboratively with a range of partners such as education, health, SEND, voluntary sector and social care colleagues.

We are seeking applicants who will bring a can-do approach, with a positive energy and strengths based aspirational outlook for the families and communities they are responsible for serving. A sound understanding of child and adolescent development is required, but most important is the enthusiasm to ensure our services are the very best they can be. Postholders will bring experience of working with colleagues from other agencies such as education, health and police; experience in case management and providing family support intervention; and working with families with multiple vulnerabilities to improve outcomes.

For full details of the positions, please see the attached job description and person specification.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Kim Kyle on 07721351479 or kim.kyle@southtyneside.gov.uk
We offer an excellent benefits package and further information is available here - www.southtyneside.gov.uk/workinghere 
South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.
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Closing date: Noon, Friday 12 July 2024.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 30 July 2024.
** Please advise on the ‘Supporting Statement’ section of the Application form which post you are applying for: A, B or both.  Thank you.
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This job is closed for applications.