South West London, London
£18 - £19 per hour
about 1 month ago
Early Help Practitioner - Early Help Team - South West London
Remedy Recruitment are currently working with a local authority in South West London and are currently seeking an experienced Early Help Practitioner.
The successful candidate should require the following
- You will work with the Early Help Pathway Team Manager in the review and prioritisation of the referrals that come from the Initial Point of Contact (IPOC) and directly to the Early Help Pathway Team.
- You will take a Lead Professional role, where appropriate, for children and families and for the Assessment of children and families who are showing early signs of vulnerability to identify risk and developing risk management plans.
- You will to provide support to other Lead Professionals from universal services to strength the Team around the Child (TAC) in order to improve engagement with the family and develop a SMART child specific plan that will improve outcomes and manage risk.
- You will be flexible and adaptable in your approach to support work, including responding to call outs at short notice where appropriate. This will at times necessitate working out of office hours.
- To use effective communication, influencing and negotiation skills to work with professionals from across the partnership to support the Lead Professional and the TAC.
- You will utilise excellent safeguarding knowledge, escalating concerns to the appropriate line manager where necessary and where appropriate raise issues of poor practice through your line management.
- Demonstrate a high level of competence and confidence in the use of the Council electronic case recording/reporting tools, maintaining accurate, high quality and up-to-date child records.
- To utilise a good working knowledge of Signs of Safety and Wellbeing and of evidence based practice within early help support services and promote this across early help services.
- Build professional credibility within the multi-professional partnership by brokering and supporting timely actions that evidence improved outcomes for children and their families.
- To promote equality, diversity, and inclusion, maintaining an awareness of the equality and diversity protocol/policy and working to create and maintain a safe, supportive and welcoming environment where all people are treated with dignity and their identity and culture are valued and respected.
- Develop an excellent knowledge base of and collaborative working with local support services, particularly those provided by services outside of the council including the voluntary and community sector.
- To contribute to the analysis of data and the performance framework of early help and children's services.
- Develop professional expertise in at least one of the key risk factors affecting the welfare of children; parental alcohol/substance misuse; child/parental mental health problems; domestic abuse; learning difficulties; and homelessness etc.
- To participate in regular, structured supervision sessions in accordance with Departmental procedures
For more information please contact Bronte at Remedy.
or 0208 418 7676.