Early Help Worker

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 3 (£24,525 - £29,268)
Location: Medway Children and Family Hubs
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 15/04/2024 at 23:59
Reference: CSC/24/067/EG

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Medway Family Solutions Service as part of the wider Early Help agenda for the position of Early Help Worker.

Family Solutions work holistically with families with multiple and complex needs to enable them to see their strengths and build upon these to make positive changes to their lives. This will be achieved through the Early Help Worker providing both practical and specialist advice to the family as well as acting as a lead co-ordinator for any additional support services. The Early Help Worker will undertake assessments with the family and formulate a plan of intervention with the support of relevant partner agencies which will give the child and their family every opportunity to address the identified difficulties with a positive outcome.

For an insight into what Family Solutions has to offer, please view this video 

About You:

  • You will hold a recognised qualification and have professional work background relevant to the job you are applying for such as 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 their families
  • You will be respectful and able to build positive relationships in all aspects of the role
  • Have knowledge of safeguarding and relevant legislation
  • Experience of working in a multi agency environment
  • You will hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle for work purposes.

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers

For an informal conversation about this role, please contact Nikki Lloyd, Group Manager on 01634 338847 or 07736924078

This post is subject to an enhanced children's DBS

As a Medway Council employee you will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking  relevant training opportunities,  enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee  advice, information and counselling service,  employee forums and  an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.


Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

For more information on our Children & Adults Social Care jobs please visit: www.medwaysocialcarejobs.co.uk.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date. Previous unsuccessful candidates need not apply.

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS


If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.


All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed