Early Support Practitioner

Ref: 26622

Location: Harrow Council

Directorate: Peoples Services

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Working Hours: 36 hours

Closing Date: 24/10/2021

Interview Dates: TBC

Salary Range: £26,730 - £28,371


Harrow Early Support Service are seeking a range of experienced and talented practitioners to work across our network of Early Support Family Hubs.

We are  looking to recruit a full-time Early Support Practitioner on a Fixed Term contract. This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled and experienced practitioner with a passion for supporting children and families to take a lead role in identifying and supporting the holistic needs of children, young people and supporting children and families to fulfil their potential. 

The post holder will report into the Early Support Hub Manager and join the Early Support - Pre-natal – 19years (up to 25years SEND) team to ensure high quality direct work takes place with babies, very young children, children, young people and their families to improve their outcomes through the provision of direct support and/or working in partnership with other early help services and/or specialist services. The nature of the role will involve working with children and families both universally as well as supporting children and families requiring more targeted support to access services and support that make a positive impact and difference.

The post holder will work as a lead worker directly with our client group and undertake universal plus key worker functions when necessary.

In addition, the post holder will work with other staff across the 3 Harrow Early Support Hubs and the network of other Early help Services and Professionals in the provision of integrated care, health and education activities, parenting programmes, individual work, group work and in a range of targeted universal and universal plus interventions planned to ensure good outcomes for children, young people and their families.  

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

About you

To be successful in this role you would need to have the below skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of delivering and leading the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and key stage curricula
  • Knowledge of participating in the changing environment of Children’s Services, Children’s Centres, Youth Service and associated Government initiatives
  • Working with children, young people and families with diverse needs, including well-being, social and health needs and leading the planning and delivery of a range of activities to meet these needs
  • Have an Early Years Care and Education vocational qualification level 3 or above and commitment to study to level 4 and above.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Tools including Outlook, Word and Excel with a willingness and aptitude to learn other IT systems, databases to proficient user level
  • Ability to travel between sites to plan and provide services, including travel widely and frequently across the borough

For additional information please refer to the Role Profile/ Selection Criteria.

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Important Note

Our staff are our greatest asset and therefore no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification applies.

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We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBTQ+ applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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