Early Support Worker
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/19064
  • Published: Fri 19/11/2021, 11:45 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 02/12/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,991 - £30,510
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

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Early Support Worker

The starting salary for this role is £27,099 per annum and is based on a 36 working hour week. 

Holding a caseload of families living in up to 3 of the following Boroughs: Guildford, Waverley, Surrey Heath, Runnymede or Woking.

The office base will be Quadrant Court in Woking but the role will mostly community and home based.

The Early Support Team works with families holistically to improve outcomes for their children, 0-5 years old with multiple, complex health needs and disabilities. Life can be very challenging when there is a child with complex needs or a disability and this can impact on the whole family. There may be a large number of people and services involved and we help by coordinating such services.

We work in different ways, according to the needs of the individual family. We carry out home visits, attend groups, offer information, advice and practical support about local services, and ensures everyone works together.

We are continually looking at different and creative ways we can support families. We aim to empower parents to have the confidence to ensure for themselves that their child and family reaches their full potential.

The post holder will be expected to hold a caseload of families who have young children with complex needs or disabilities and will use a variety of assessment tools with the family to gain a shared understanding of the child's needs and the family's aspirations. Working with the team around the family (in partnership with parents and professionals from health, education, family services, community and voluntary sectors) , they will take an active and monitoring role in order to deliver the coproduced Family Support Plan which puts the child at the very centre. The post holder will liaise closely with the Early Support Coordinator to ensure the delivery of personalised family support. 

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

  • Experience of working with children with disabilities and their families
  • An ability to build relationships and work effectively with parents/carers and the team around the disabled child
  • Have Vocational Qualifications Level 3/4 or equivalent in relevant field

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on Thursday 2 December 2021.

Interviews will take place in the week beginning Monday 6 December 2021.

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.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Lisa Fogerty-Scott on Mobile: 07812737124 or by Email: lisa.fogertyscott@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


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 to assist you in 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.

Our Commitment

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.

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