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Assistant Early Help Practitioner

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Glossop Area Office, Victoria Street, Glossop
Salary details
Grade 5 £21,189 - £21,575 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
11 December 2022
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Derbyshire County Council is committed to providing Early Help services to the most vulnerable children. Our Children's Services work hard to ensure that our employees have the time and the resources they need to deliver good outcomes for children and families. Our vision means working creatively to inspire our children, young people and their families to be the best that they can be.

The Parenting Assessment and Family Time (PAFT) team were established in 2019 following a review of the service and we are currently seeking to employ a full time Assistant Early Help Practitioner in the High Peak North Dales locality. You will be forward thinking, proactive and have a can-do approach.

The successful candidate will support the setting up, planning and delivery of high-quality Family Time for children/young people and their families. Family Time is a service for children who are not able to reside currently with their parents/carers and are in receipt of social care intervention and support. Sessions are an opportunity for parents/carers to come together and spend good quality positive time together under the supervision of the Assistant Early Help Practitioner. You will be an effective and confident communicator, who is confident in managing difficult situations, in a fast-paced front-line service.

Successful candidates will complete records of work undertaken with families in accordance with the Department’s systems and processes and ensure the safeguarding of children and young people in accordance with safeguarding procedures, health and safety requirements and relevant processes and practices, whilst maintaining the confidentiality of families.

You must be proficient with IT systems. Please refer to the job description for full details of the role. 

You will have the ability to travel into remote areas and out of County and able to transport service users and resources in your own vehicle.

A mileage allowance is attached to this post, but it is possible for the allowance to be converted to other forms of transport where there is a requirement to undertake travel as part of this post.

Successful candidates will be supported through regular reflective supervisions with opportunities for professional development and career progression.

Provisional Interview Date: Week commencing 19 December 2022

For an informal discussion please call: Marie Beardsley on 07799 860 436

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.