The starting salary for this role is £31,262 per annum, based on working 36-hours per week.
As a Locality Early Help Advisor, you will join our Early Help and Partnerships Service. Within the service we have The Family Information Service, Parenting Coordinators and Family Centre and Family Support Programme Advisors.
The role of the Locality Early Help Advisor is to support and assist schools to identify appropriate help for children and their families that are in their school. You will work with schools within the quadrant to develop an early help offer for families to ensure they receive the right help, in the right way, at the right time, and reduce the need for them to refer children to statutory services.
You will support schools to complete early help assessments and undertake actions around the family meetings. The role does not involve direct work with the families, though at times you may be expected to speak to families as part of the support to the school.
This role will require you to be able to establish effective relationships with colleagues, partners, children and families, working respectfully in a way which encourages them to recognise what help they require and empowering them to develop strategies to support their needs. You must have the ability to communicate clearly, remain calm under pressure, and deal with each request confidentially, applying a discreet and sensitive approach to all that you do.
To be considered for interview, your application will clearly evidence that you:
- Have a good knowledge of the Early Help Assessment process and leading a team around the family.
- Have previous experience of working with children and families.
- Have previous experience of delivering training.
- High level verbal, written and communication skills, as well as good IT skills.
- Experience of building and maintaining successful working relationships and a commitment to working in partnership to support our children, young people and families.
- Have the ability to plan your work using your own initiative.
As part of the role, you will be working in various locations across the county and the office base is Fairmount House, Leatherhead. Surrey County Council operates an agile working policy and there will be opportunity to work flexibly from different locations according to business need.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 24th September 2023.
Interviews will take place on 2nd October 2023.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit the advert on the employer site.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.