About the role
Do you want to make a difference? We are looking for skilled, enthusiastic workers to take up a role as Intensive Support Keyworkers.
East Sussex launched our Connected Families Service for families with children aged 11-17 who are on the edge of care older children in September. The Connected Families Service will bring together Intensive Support Practitioners, Connected Coaches, and allied professionals to enable proactive, tailored support for families at their point of need.
Intensive Support Keyworkers are aligned with both the Connected Families Service and the Government’s Supporting Families program to deliver a broad range of interventions to families with children aged 0-19.
We are looking for candidates who have experience of working with individuals or families who are facing tough times, a belief that most families can be supported to stick together and that all children have the right to a great future.
We will support you through peer, management, and clinical supervision; and enable you to develop an area of expert practice, building on your existing skills or shining light on a new subject.
We warmly welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage those from Black and ethnic minority backgrounds, those who are disabled, male, who identify as LGBTQ+ or who are Care Experienced. We are working towards recruiting a workforce that reflects our community because we recognise the unique skills and experience that an individual brings.
To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above. When completing your application be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests.
Interview date will be: Thursday 12 October at St.Mary’s House in Eastbourne.
We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity contact Sian Bulpitt, Practice Manager at Sian.Bulpitt@eastsussex.gov.uk to request a MS teams call or phone call.
“I really like the hands-on approach of support work and knowing that I’m making a difference." Kayleigh, Team Leader
For work that makes a difference
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.