Early Help Worker

  • Sundeland
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Salary: £9.78

Our client in Sunderland is looking to recruit Early Help Workers to work directly with children, young people and families in the home and in community settings to provide early help support and interventions. This role will involve providing additional support to schools with a attendance

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide and implement appropriate induction for families into health, family support, social care and education opportunities; sign-post families to support available through the universal services
  • Carry a case-load of children, young people and their families, commensurate with need and complexity, and co-ordinate a team around that child/family as Lead Professional
  • Undertake outreach work, providing support for families and children in need, including home visiting, coordinating work as part of the team around the child
  • Use the operating system and early help processes to assess, plan and review early help activity with each case
  • Monitor the progress of all plans, review progress and adjust plans as needed; ensure all information is available for Troubled Families returns and claims
  • Liaise with colleagues in the Early Help Advice and Allocations Team when considering “step up” processes
  • Deliver advice and support in the home and in early education settings to parents and professionals for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • Deliver evidence-based child development programmes
  • Deliver evidence-based parenting support programmes
  • Deliver learning and behaviour support
  • Deliver health interventions, such as smoking cessation, where appropriate
  • Work with young people to avoid them becoming NEET
  • Work with colleagues in the Youth Justice Service to prevent young people re-offending
  • Promote and implement an inclusive environment for all children and families
  • Contribute to a range of activities in response to local need
  • Share with any day-care setting, school or training provider your knowledge and understanding of the developmental stages of the children and young people you support

Safeguarding and Child Protection

  • Support vulnerable children and families acting as Lead Professional when required
  • Ensure accurate, timely recordings on the Child’s individual file, analysing and reflecting on child’s process
  • Maintain a chronology of all significant events for children and young people on plans
  • Follow Child Protection Procedures and liaise with the team around the child / care groups
  • Develop professional, honest relationships with parents and children
  • Contribute to the target to reduce the number of children looked after

Please note an Enhanced DBS issued within the last 12 months is required

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