Early Support Worker - Leatherhead
£24,697 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7AH.
You will be based at Fairmount House Bull Hill, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7AH along with the SEND Team, however you may be required to travel across the county to provide support to families who have children with complex needs.
Flexible working supported where possible. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
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.
About the Role
The Early Support Worker works in the Early Support Team which provides support to parents and families of children with complex needs aged 0-5. You will be providing direct support to these families ensuring that services are co-ordinated around the family.
You will support the delivery of an integrated service in partnership with parents and professionals from health, education, social care and the voluntary sector. Your role will be to support the family using a Team Around The Family Approach. You will be directly line managed by an Early Support Co-ordinator.
The Early Support Team is part of the SEND Team which is part of Family Services.
There are 4 Early Support Workers and 3 Early Support Co-ordinators. You will work closely with colleagues in the SEND Team which also has 4 Senior SEND Advisors and 8 SEND Advisors.
As an Early Support Worker you will be expected to have the following knowledge, skills, experience and personal characteristics:
- Experience of working with children with complex needs and their families.
- Able to build appropriate and professional relationships with children and their families.
- Able to show an understanding of the circumstances of children with complex needs and their families.
- Able to plan, manage and prioritise a caseload and seek guidance where necessary.
- Competent in a range of IT tools.
- Effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with a range of stake holders.
- Able to work as part of a team offering a flexible service based around the needs of children and their families.
To be shortlisted for interview for this position your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence how you meet the above bullet points.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23.59 on 30th July 2017. Interviews will take place on 14th August 2017.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.