Early Help Coordinator
Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Contract Type: Fixed term/Secondment until 30th September 2020, Full time, 36 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
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We are seeking an experienced and energised individual to join our early help community and practice service. This service includes our early help first stop family support team supporting the children and families contact service front door and providing brief early help interventions, our early help coordinators providing information, advice and guidance to community partners and families, and our early help practice leads who support practice excellence in Camden’s early help offer.
As early help coordinator, you will provide a vital support role to the children and families contact service and to partners in our community. As well as processing and analysing incoming referrals to the contact service, you will provide information, advice and guidance to professionals and families about early help to prevent issues escalating. You will help develop Camden’s partnership working through providing professional support with a focus on case consultations, developing practitioner confidence and the earlier identification of families in need of early help.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
Your experience of working with vulnerable children, young people and their families to prevent problems escalating will be combined with outstanding communication, negotiating and influencing skills. You will bring with you knowledge and experience of working in a multi-agency and multi-disciplinary environment and the ability to work collaboratively in partnership with a wide range of agencies, professionals and families.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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Closing dates for applications: Wednesday 28th August 2019
Interviews to be held: TBC
Please quote reference: 190000K9
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