Early Help Family Worker

Northumberland County Council
£25,419 - £28,226
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

Are you passionate about Early Help and Prevention work? Do you want to work in an ambitious local authority with strong leadership and partnership commitment to early help? Northumberland is on a continuous improvement journey in relation to its Early Help service. We are supporting further investment to build upon our successful and well-regarded services.

‘Early help is of good quality and engages children and families in purposeful assessments that recommend what interventions and services will best meet their needs. As a result, children’s experiences improve and the need for statutory intervention is avoided.’ (Ofsted ILACS inspection 2020)

Northumberland has adopted a hybrid working model with postholders able to work at home and in allocated offices. We offer an essential car user allowance to staff who are eligible and a range of other benefits to support staff

We are looking for a suitably experienced and qualified individual who is  passionate about improving the lives of children and families at the earliest stage, who can work in a whole family way and demonstrate that they are able to engage with challenging and complex families of children and young people aged 0-19years

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:

· 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)(pro-rata for part-time employees) · Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme

· Flexi scheme applicable to majority of roles

· Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands

· A commitment to work-life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, part-year working, and compressed hours

· Car Leasing Scheme

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact  Jean Hedley - Early Help Locality Manager either  via Email jean.hedley@northumberland.gov.uk or by mobile 07973 785432

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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