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 keyworker role you will be responsible for delivering a range of interventions with families on your caseload. You will complete assessments with each family and develop an Early Help Plan that identifies clear and measurable targets. You will then work closely with family members providing targeted support to assist them to make the changes identified in the Plan.
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.
Key tasks include:
- Coordinate to deliver packages of support for a caseload of families with complex needs and to act as the lead professional to support the family to resolve conflict and prevent family breakdown.
- Work with all family members to undertake an assessment of needs and develop a Plan which encompasses individual family members needs and characteristics in relation to equality and diversity; and has clear and measurable targets for change that are agreed by the family.
- Deliver evidence based be-spoke programmes of support that are flexible and creative e.g. Parenting and substance Misuse Programmes etc, working within the family home and virtually using a variety of intervention methods including motivational interviewing and solution focused approaches.
- Work with partner agencies to provide a co-ordinated response to safeguard the family and ensure the best use of organisational resources to embed change.
This role requires you to complete an application form. 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.
Please note the role requires a QCF Level 4 qualification related to working with children, young people or families and QCF Level 2 qualifications in Maths and English.
Interviews will be scheduled within two weeks 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.
For more information about this role please contact:
Sherin Mepham Practice Manager, Early Help North Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford
07522 218967 - 01323 463244
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.
'The best thing about working for East Sussex is knowing every person who works here cares about our residents and wants to achieve the best outcomes for them' Casey, Project Officer
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.