Test and Interview: Week beginning Monday 9th August TBC
Waltham Forest is a diverse and vibrant place, and our people make it what it is. We are committed to working with our community to ensure that all of our neighbourhoods continue to thrive, and that Waltham Forest remains a safe and healthy place to live, study, work and play and to grow up and grow older.
We are looking for someone who is dedicated to refer, signpost and provide advice and information to parents, prospective parents in a variety of creative ways. This will include face to face, virtually and by a telephone service and will also undertake brokerage work. You will work in partnership with practitioners and other professionals and will promote and share relevant information about services.
The Early Help Service supports families with children and young people aged 0 to 19 and up to 25 with a disability to address needs , or potential difficulties, at the earliest opportunity. We are seeking to appoint someone who is knowledgeable of local services and experience with working with families and engaging with communities to join our 0-18 Early Help team.
You will have excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with a wide range of people within the organisation and the community
Appointments are subject to LBWF receiving an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service that they consider acceptable.
Waltham Forest Council is a diverse borough and recognises that diversity is a strength and what people bring through their personal experiences, background and identity significantly enhances our ability to deliver to our staff and residents. Therefore, we would particularly welcome applications from individuals with a Black, Asian or other ethnic minority background, those who identify as disabled and individuals from the LGBTQI+ community.
We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.
The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:
- Promoting equality of opportunity
- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.
- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.
Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.
To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy
In your application, please make sure you show how you can meet the job specific accountabilities and demonstrate the experience required.
Interviews are planned for the week beginning 9th August 2021. For further information or a discussion, please contact Maxine.firstname.lastname@example.org