Early Help Assessment Co-Ordinator
In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles.
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About the team we are recruiting to
We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.
Early Help responds to the emerging needs of children and their families, focusing on building their resilience as well as providing help at a time when evidence indicates that support can have the most impact. Coventry continues to invest in the Early Help Service and is proud of the work that is delivered by a multi agency team from the 8 Family Hubs located in the communities across the city
We are dedicated and committed to help empower children, young people, and families to build resilience and thrive. By collaborating with the Supporting Families Teams, Social Care Teams and a wide range of partners we will ensure that families receive the right help at the right time by the right people.
Coventry was one of the 15 Local Authorities who was selected to be a ‘trailblazer’ we will share our learning and best practise with other Local Authorities across the UK. We will continue to lead the way and being able to evidence the difference we make to children and families lives. Join us in making a difference.
What is the job role?
Early Help Assessment Coordinator, work across the early help partnership, supporting early help partners to deliver help to families. This role is key to effective early help delivery by providing advice, information and support to a number of partners including schools, colleges and health professionals. One of the key roles of the post is to help increase the use of the early help assessment as the tool for identifying the needs of the family.
You will be part of a multi disciplinary team working out of one of the family hubs and part of a wider Early Help Assessment Coordinator team.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Who are we looking for?
The successful candidate will have experience of working in partnership with services that deliver early help and have been able to influence the practice of others.
You will understand the importance of assessing families needs and developing an outcome focus plans.
You will have a good understanding of the right help, right time guidance document, in order to make threshold decision.
Relevant level 3 qualification and substantial experience of working with children, young people and families in early years, children’s services, health or school settings.
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Interview date(s): 15th January 2024
Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.
We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.
At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.
To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.
If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies
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