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Early Help Worker - InfoZone, Youth Hub, Maidstone

Role Responsibility

Are you hardworking, committed, and passionate about helping young people and their families improve their outcomes? If so, we need you!  We offer an attractive package of 26 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays, appealing pension, and the Kent Rewards Scheme. In addition to this, we offer opportunities for training and development.

This role requires a Level 3 Diploma (or equivalent) in Youth Work, Childcare, Health and Social Care or a relevant field, or evidence of relevant experience of working with vulnerable children, young people, and families in the public, private or voluntary sector. Experience or willingness to support the delivery of Detached and outreach work in the community and the Duke of Edinburgh Award is essential.

As an Early Help Worker based in InfoZone, Youth Hub, Maidstone, you’ll be responsible for providing a high quality, effective and responsive service encouraging children, young people, and families to get involved in activities, through Detached and outreach working, group work and more targeted one-to-one support.

This post, alongside creativity and good communication, requires flexibility, innovative thinking, and good organisation skills and requires a positive young person-centred approach. An induction programme will be provided and on-going training to support your training needs. The role will involve delivering Youth work sessions during Twilight and Evenings within the community and centre based, but may include occasional weekend working, or working across the district.

The role requires the ability to create rapport and build relationships with children, young people, and families. Able to gather and interpret information. Have knowledge of safeguarding, child protection and relevant legislation and regulatory frameworks. Be prepared to work in new ways and willing to learn. Whilst working collaboratively to innovate and find new solutions, taking personal and professional responsibility for your actions and performance. Applicants will need to be able to work as part of a team and understand multi-agency working, as well as work using their own initiative.

You will be Line managed, supported, and motivated by experienced managers, the role of an Open Access Youth Early Help Worker is to be part of a team providing help and guidance to young people and their families.

The Job Description for this role is generic and covers Early Help Support Workers in both Children’s Centres and Youth Hubs, this role is based within a Youth Hub.

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 more information about the role, please contact Ellen Shaw (Youth Hub Delivery Manager) at Ellen.Shaw@kent.gov.uk or telephone 03000 419507

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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