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Early Help Worker

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

Role Responsibility

An excellent opportunity has arisen within the Integrated Adolescent Service for an Adolescent Early Help Worker in South Kent, who has experience of working with young people and their families.

You will need an understanding of the dynamics of adolescence and the impact of trauma upon development and behaviour.  The post holder will assess and respond to a young persons needs, vulnerabilities and experiences of extra familial risk, by delivering direct work and working with a multi agency partnership.

Work will include a strong focus upon supporting family relationships and improving communication to ensure young people remain with their family.

Part of the role will include assessing risk of offending, harm and working to increase safety for the young person, in order to avoid entering the criminal justice system.

As a service we strive to increase resilience in young people and their families to ensure positive outcomes and decrease risk of harm.

This post requires ability to form and maintain positive relationships with adolescents and their support networks, alongside excellent organisation skills, effective communication and the ability to use case management systems.  The role will require managing a case load and the ability to  travel  across south Kent.

The successful candidate will  meet the requirements  within the Job description  and demonstrate this in both application and interview .(See attached  job description for full details of requirements)

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 an informal discussion or to find out more please contact:

Emma Plumridge on 03000 411067.

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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