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Early Help Support Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

KCC Early Help provides support to children and young people aged 0-19 and their families. Children’s Centres are a part of this service.

The Kent Children’s Centres predominantly work with 0-5 year olds. (Although we also provide some services for 5-8 year olds.)

The Children’s Centres offer several services. They are welcoming places with children’s activities, health services, training opportunities and parenting support. Overall, they aim to provide the best start in life for young children.

The Early Help Support Workers run play and learning sessions for 0-5 children with their parents. There are indoor and outdoor, quality play and learning environments.   Like nurseries, they follow the Early Years curriculum. The children are given early education whilst their parents are encouraged to join in and use the ideas to support their children’s development at home.

About You:

  • You will hold a recognised qualification and have a professional work background relevant to the job.   
  • Be passionate about improving outcomes for children and families. 
  • Have good communication skills, engaging children and families to participate in our services. This includes working with parents, and you will demonstrate the ability to establish supportive relationships.
  • A team player as well as able to work on own initiative.
  • Have knowledge of safeguarding and relevant legislation.
  • Ability to work in partnership with other services including Health, Schools, and voluntary organisations.
  • Willingness to work in different centres as required. In return, you will join established teams with supportive colleagues and have access to training for your professional growth. Join us!
  • The job role requires you to be mobile with the ability to travel in a timely and flexible manner across the large Tunbridge Wells District area. This is essential for carrying out the duties of this post.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Contact Details

For further information regarding this role, please contact:

Simon Fry, simon.fry@kent.gov.uk, 03000 411360

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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