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Family Help Worker

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

Job Information

The Service 
We are looking to recruit two Early Help Family Workers to support families with children and young people 0-19 within Northumberland’s Supporting Families Framework across the Central Northumberland Locality covering Ashington, Bedlington ,Choppington, Newbiggin & Morpeth areas. This exciting opportunity will be to work with any children young people.

The role
Working within an established team, we are looking for self-motivated and responsible applicants, with good communication skills. You will enjoy working as part of a team, but also be able to use your own initiative and work independently to manage your commitments. 
You will need to be competent in working directly with children and families and completing assessments, also able to work effectively alongside our partner agencies to achieve the best outcomes for children and families. 
We provide a full induction programme to our supportive and nurturing team approach. We encourage and value your personal and professional development and you will be joining an enthusiastic, welcoming and committed team who are keen for you to succeed. 
As we are committed to keeping children and young people safe, we will apply for full DBS checks. 
We are offering: 
A starting salary of £29,269 working 37 hours a week 
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
Flexible working arrangements 
Essential requirements:  

A minimum of Level 3 Childcare qualification or equivalent is essential, as is a good depth of understanding and knowledge of child / young person development. You need to show knowledge and experience of the Early Help Assessment process and be able to demonstrate an ability to chair TAF meetings. 

For a informal chat regarding the post please contact : 

Julie Ayre or Emma Grant (Family Help Managers) or

Further information
For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here.  

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.    

Alternative application format:
British Sign Language:  
For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930 

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications 

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