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Locality Early Help Advisor
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/14001/12882
  • Published: Wed 24/03/2021, 12:33 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 19/04/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,430 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Leatherhead

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Locality Early Help Advisor

Are you an early help practitioner with experience of working with children and families?

The service has undergone a rapid transformation and we are looking for proactive individuals to join us in moving forward with continuous improvements and working towards robust and positive outcomes for our children.

As a Locality Early Help Advisor you will join our Early Help and Partnerships team. We have developed and delivered a promotion campaign for the Helping Families Early Strategy in Surrey and the Locality Early Help Advisor will promote this to schools in Surrey. You will help build capacity and empower schools to support children and their families needing early help (level 2) to reduce the need for further escalation to level 3 or statutory services and improve outcomes for children.

The Locality Early Help Advisor will advise schools to help families early including helping to coordinate the most appropriate support needed for children and families to ensure they receive the right support at the right time.

This role will require you to be able to establish effective relationships with colleagues, partners, children and families, working respectfully in a way which encourages them to recognise what help they require and empowering them to develop strategies to support their needs. You must have the ability to communicate clearly, remain calm under pressure and deal with each request confidentially, applying a discreet and sensitive approach to all that you do.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence that you:

  • Are a skilled listener with high level verbal and written communication skills
  • Have an understanding or awareness of the relevant legislation
  • Have a good knowledge of the Early Help Assessment process and leading a team around the family
  • Have previous experience of delivering training
  • Have previous experience of working with children and families
  • Have successfully collaborated with partners to effectively deliver work
  • Have the ability to plan your work using your own initiative
  • Have good IT skills

As part of the role you will be working in various locations across the county, the office base is Fairmount House, Leatherhead. Surrey County Council operates an agile working policy and there will be opportunity to work flexibly from different locations according to business need. This includes working in our Children's Single Point of Access in Woking and with schools in one of Surrey's four quadrants and as such travel is a necessary part of the role. You must therefore have a full driving licence and the use of a car.

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For an informal discussion please contact Sue Turton on 07968 834127 or by e-mail at

The job advert closes at 23.59 on the 19th April 2021. Interviews will take place on the 30th April 2021.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff. 

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

Please note due to the Coronavirus and current health situation, if you are shortlisted for interview you may be offered to interview virtually on Microsoft Teams, as an alternative to a face to face interview. Phone calls are an option, however will offer limited ability for us to engage with candidates in the same way face to face allows. SCC will communicate with candidates in advance to confirm the most suitable interview method.

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