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Early Help Support Officer Ref: 50066319

County Hall

Grade 7, £22,183.00 to £23,541.00

Vacancy Reference: 50066319

Closing Date: 14/05/2021

Hours: 37 hours per week 
Contract Type: Fixed Term until 01 June 2022


The Early Help Support Officer will support and help to transform Early Help services so that they are in line with the supporting families agenda, by changing culture to ensure that Early Help is everyone's business. Providing guidance and support in the Early Help Assessment process to partner agencies with particular emphasis on the 0-19 service by helping to train new lead professionals, support and train lead professionals, attend Team Around the Family meetings, oversee Early Help assessments, carry out audits and ensure that lead professionals know what support is available to their families.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Carol Attrill on 01983 823434 x 6725.

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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and14/05/2021 is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council's Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

Please note that this role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children's services functions and did so for an agreed period of five years from 1 July 2013. The original five year partnership under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years. The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children's Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children's services.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online, telephone 01983 823134 or email callcentre@iow.gov.uk if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.

Closing Date: 14 May 2021