Hours of work:37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Fixed term for: Until 31 July 2022
Closing date: Sunday 28 November 2021
Interview date: Friday 03 December 2021
For an informal discussion, please contact Sallie Thompsett, Practice Manager or Scott Brunton HOA Coordinator on 01424 725800
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for highly-motivated Early Help Keyworkers to bring their emotional wellbeing skills to East Sussex’s Early Help Service for families (0-19). East Sussex is now seeking talented individuals to take positions in the HOA Short Term Keywork team based at Ocean House, Hastings East Sussex. This role is focused on supporting pupils with emerging mental health needs in local schools in Hastings.
Rated Outstanding by Ofsted, we are ambitious on behalf of the young people and families we work with and believe every role we recruit is a part of this success.
“East Sussex leaders set exceptionally high standards for services that support children who need help, protection or care.” Ofsted
You will be responsible for all aspects of Keyworking, including family assessment and developing Short Term Plans that identify clear, measurable targets alongside packages of support (regular reflective supervision). You will work closely with allocated schools and parents to address low level emotional needs raised by referrals made to the service.
“The local authority is a strong, dynamic learning organisation that encourages self-reflection at all levels.” Ofsted
You will need to have QCF Level 2 qualifications in Maths and English or demonstrate competency in these areas through tests and a QCF Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject as well as being able to show that you have a deep understanding of working with vulnerable families.
Crucially, you’ll need to be prepared to work effectively with families in a number of potential areas (including education, mental health, domestic violence, Youth Offending, income inequality).
In return, we offer competitive pay, great opportunities for professional development, and the chance to be part of an outstanding organisation that is committed to bringing about change in the lives of vulnerable children and families. The expectation is that new staff will commence on Single Status Grade 7, unless they have QCF Level 4 qualification or higher and can demonstrate experience in this field of work when they can commence on Single Status 8.
Although this is a short-term contract ending July 31 2022 this fixed term contract could offer good opportunities to a highly motivated and enthusiastic person.
Our Early Help practice is high impact. We know we are making a difference because that’s what children and young people tell us.
So, if you’d like to be part of our progressive team, apply NOW.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.