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Early Help Worker - Open Access

Role Responsibility

Early Help within KCC Integrated Children’s Services provides targeted support to children and young people aged 0-19 (25) and their families.  Open Access provision is delivered through our network of Youth Hubs and Children’s Centres and through outreach work in the community and by one-to-one bespoke interventions with individuals.

Kent Youth Hubs are where young people can come to meet friends, learn new skills, and have opportunities to participate in a wide range of activities and youth achievement awards.  We also offer a range of interventions tailored to meet the needs of individual young people who are experiencing personal challenges. In all our Open Access provision we are committed to the benefits of group work understanding that, when done well, it provides context in which people can help each other as well as influence and change personal, group, organisational and community problems.

About You:

  • You will hold a recognised qualification and have professional work background relevant to the job you are applying for e.g., early years/family support/youth work/health/education.   
  • Be passionate about changing outcomes for children and young people. 
  • Have good communication skills to engage children and young people and families to participate in Open Access services.  This will include working with parents, and you will demonstrate the ability to establish warm, respectful, and supportive relationships with children across all age groups along with their parents, families, and carers.
  • A team player as well as able to work on own initiative.
  • Have knowledge of safeguarding and relevant legislation.
  • Ability to work in partnership across a range of providers including Health, Schools, and voluntary organisations.
  • Willingness to work across the sites and the District as required.

In return, you will join established teams and work with supportive colleagues and have access to a workforce development plan 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 wide geographical area throughout the county of Kent and 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 on this role, please contact Natalie Penfold 03000 412492

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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