Senior Early Help Keyworker
About the role
Do you want to join our exciting Lewes and the Havens Keywork team in East Sussex? Then apply below to join us and become part of our ambitious and successful Early Help 0-19 service.
Working as a Senior Keyworker you will be responsible for supervising a small group of keyworkers, planned and ad-hoc supervision is an integral part of the Senior role, and you will be providing keyworkers with monthly supervision and oversight of safeguarding for the families they are working with.
You will be responsible for screening cases, providing phone and face-to face support to families who have been referred for keywork. Part of this screening role will be assessing whether the families are Level 3 on the Continuum of Need and ensuring there is a depth and breadth of complex need to enable a keyworker to provide a robust intervention. You will need to be aware of and be able to balance the needs of the family with the demands on the service.
You will support the Practice Manager in delivering key information to keyworkers, in staff meetings and in day-to-day interactions and be part of a busy team of keyworkers.
We are looking for candidates who will rise to the challenge of working with colleagues and wider professionals to help families that are experiencing difficulties around education, mental health, domestic violence, Youth Offending, income inequality. You should be a good communicator, able to engage with professionals, colleagues, and families.
You will be able to provide a CV and covering letter for this role. Please ensure to read the attached job description and person specification for the list of essential criteria that we will be shortlisting against in the application.
Interviews will be scheduled within a week of the job advert closing and will be face to face or remotely via Microsoft Teams. We will try to accommodate any special requests for the interview slot if you are shortlisted for the role.
We offer a great package of professional training to develop you and to give you the ‘tools to do the job’. You will be part of a Team of Keyworkers and will receive good supervision from an experienced manager.
At East Sussex County Council, we also offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page - benefits page.
For more information, please contact:
Mel Turner, Practice Manager, Early Help Keywork, Lewes and the Havens.
Work: 01273 336930 | Mobile: 07500 109044
I feel very supported here. Ever since I started, I’ve had great managers. They are always there even when you’re working from home. They always push you to do their best. We’re like one big family. Abbie, Training Events Organiser
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 sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.
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.