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The Integrated Early Years Service (Camden Sure Start) has an ambitious vision for young children and families in the borough in which integrated universal and targeted services are developed and delivered through strong relationships between midwives, health visitors and GPs, early education providers, Family Workers, Job Centre Plus, primary schools, voluntary sector organisations and parents. Based on local need, services are delivered from children’s centres and across a network of community buildings, in five localities covering the whole of Camden.
You will be mainly based at one of Camden’s 5 community Children Centres hubs. The Children Centre’s offer is part of Camden’s Early Help services which focuses on making interventions at an early stage, once problems for children have begun but before they escalate. It involves taking a joined-up, multilevel, holistic approach to reduce the potential for poor long term outcomes for children and their families.
Please note these posts are based at Camden’s five children’s centres and staff may need to work from different venues to meet the needs of the service.
The integrated Family Support and Health Visiting teams deliver the Universal Healthy Child Programme and targeted interventions for children and their mums, dads and carers, from pregnancy to age five years. The emphasis is on prevention, early intervention and whole-family assessment, using the common assessment framework (CAF). Through universal screening, the Health Visiting teams identify children, mums, dads and carers with additional needs and provide support to improve outcomes and reduce inequality. The multi-agency teams consist of Family Support and Health Visiting as well as a range of multi-disciplinary expertise, including CAMHS, Speech and Language Therapy, Welfare Rights Advice, Employment and Training support and Housing advice.
As a Family Worker, you’ll provide support to families with children from pregnancy to age 5 years, helping to improve futures and reduce inequality.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
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You’ll be a committed and passionate professional who can create high quality assessments and deliver services tailored to the needs of children and their families. You will have a social work qualification, or other relevant qualification or significant experience of family support work within an Early Years’ Service. It is essential to have a good understanding of early childhood development, with experience of, using child protection and safeguarding procedures as required. You must be able to work to deadlines and deliver a responsive a flexible service to families.
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we provide support to young families, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.
Working for Camden you’ll receive a host of great benefits, Click HERE to see full details.
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How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role noted in the Job Profile. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
Closing dates for applications: Sunday 15th November 2020 23.59
Interviews to be held 1st 2nd and 3rd December 2020 (virtually)
Please quote reference: 200000FJ
To view the Job Profile please click HERE
Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are Monday 14th December & Tuesday 12th January 2021
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