Hillingdon Council: Putting our residents first
About the job
Hillingdon Early Support Team - 'Building Strong and Resilient Families'
The London Borough of Hillingdon has developed services with the vision of improving customer experience for some of our most vulnerable residents and ensuring that a culture of 'putting our residents first' is maintained. Our service seeks not only to enable and inspire service users, but also improve outcomes for all and make Hillingdon a safer, healthier place to live, work and contribute.
The Early Support Team is a well established, friendly and supportive team, comprising of Key Working, Portage and Outreach Services, providing home based interventions to support parents/carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) living within the borough.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to apply for the Early Support Key Worker post and be involved in the further development and delivery of key working across the 0-19 age range. Providing a single point of contact and coordinated approach you could make a really positive difference to the lives of individuals and families.
About the person
You will have a relevant qualification in Education, Health or Social care and have significant experience of working with children/young people with disabilities and their families within the home environment. You will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the impact on families caring for a disabled child. A commitment to work within the principles of the child/person centred approach and legislation relating to this area of work is essential as well as the desire to learn new models of working, enabling individuals to fulfil their potential.
You will be passionate about improving the lives of children/young people with disabilities and possess good communication skills that will support you in working directly with the parents/carers of disabled children as well as professionals and colleagues, to ensure the best possible outcome is achieved.
As a good team player you will be committed to collaborative multi-agency working practices, promoting the Team Around the Child/Young Person approach. You will also be confident in lone working using your own initiative to assess situations, prioritise tasks and manage your case loads, within service expectations.
Proposed interview dates: 27th and 28th November. If you would like more information about the role please contact the Early Support Team Manager, Helen Thunder, on 01895 277183. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances. Disability Confident Employer & Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy
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