Early Help Coordinator
Starting salary: £34,033 per annum
Job Level: Level 3, Zone 2
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36, Full-time
Contract type: 10 Month Fixed Term x 2 posts
Closing date: Sunday 12th December 2021, 23:59pm
Interviews to be held: Thursday, 16th December 2021
Alternative flexible working options available: Open to discussion
Camden is listening to everyone, including you. We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. 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.
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.
A graduate level qualification relevant to family work e.g. social work, nursing, early years education, play or youth and community work or NVQ level 4 equivalent gained in a setting associated with children or young people and families.
You will require Knowledge and experience of working with vulnerable children, young people and their families to prevent problems escalating e.g. family work, youth work, etc.
This role will require knowledge of legislation, frameworks and guidance relevant to delivering best practice in family work [working with children] and safeguarding children and vulnerable adults e.g. The Children’s Act 1989, Leaving Care Act 2002, The Troubled Families programme, Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
You will have Excellent knowledge and experience of working collaboratively with partner organisations to effect change in modes of delivery.
Experience of strong negotiating and influencing skills, particularly around developing packages of support for families and managing stakeholders priorities, and evidence of delivering training programmes.
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.
Working for Camden
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