Early Help Practitioner

5 days left

Location
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Salary
£32,301 - £35,949 per annum
Posted
26 Apr 2021
Closes
10 May 2021
Ref
RBKC61653
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

Working with families to tackle difficulties before they become problems 

In Kensington and Chelsea, we put local people at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership with them to provide quality services that are responsive, effective and efficient. We have high aspirations for all our children across our diverse communities and, in our most recent Ofsted inspection, we were judged as outstanding in all areas.  

The Role:

Joining our Early Help Service, you will support a caseload of families to build on their strengths and help them overcome issues before they reach the level of requiring specialist or statutory intervention. Using a model of practice built around a ‘whole family’ approach, you’ll coordinate the work of many different agencies, often taking the lead to shape the precise support your families need. It’s an opportunity to bring your existing expertise to a team where you will be highly valued, but also to expand your skills and knowledge to address a wider range of needs. 

There are 2 positions available for this vacancy.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

You’re someone who’s motivated by the rewards of breaking down barriers to give families a positive experience and genuine hope for the future. Capable of building trusting and responsive relationships with children, young people and their carers, you’re likely to have a background in an area such as early years, parenting, family support, youth, education or youth justice. Perseverance and patience are key and you must be capable of managing challenging situations. You should also be a great listener and a creative problem-solver.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s alone will not be considered for this role. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants.

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email: recruitment@rbkc.gov.u