Trainee Early Help Keyworker 0-19
About the role
Do you want to join our exciting Keywork team and help families across East Sussex? Then apply below to join us and become part of our ambitious and successful Early Help 0-19 service.
Working in the trainee keyworker role your placement would be in one of our six Keywork Teams across the county. As a modern trainee you will undertake training which will lead to a L4 Community Childcare practitioner apprentice standard and higher education certificate. You will receive regular mentoring and support from your supervisor who will oversee the direct work you are doing with families.
During the course of the face to face and online training you will be required to submit written evidence towards your portfolio. Once you have achieved your level 4 qualification, which is likely to take 18 months, you will then move on to the SS9 Qualified Keyworker pay grade.
This is an excellent opportunity for people without qualifications in a social care setting but who have some experience of working with children, young people and parents to join the Early Help Keywork Team and work towards becoming a qualified Keyworker.
We are looking for candidates who will rise to the challenge of working with 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.
If you do not have a level 2 or equivalent qualification in English and Maths you will be required to work towards achieving these qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.
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 an informal discussion please contact:
Practice Manager, Early Help, North Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford
Phone: 07522 218967
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.