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Early Help Worker
  • Employer: Rutland County Council
  • Reference: PEO/0822/31298
  • Published: Tue 16/08/2022, 15:48 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 31/08/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Flexible and agile working
  • Salary: £25,927 - £27,514
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Rutland - Oakham, Rutland

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Early Help Worker

This is an exciting opportunity for you to make a difference! We are looking for an Early Help Worker to work within our Front Door Service. Do you want to be part of a supportive team and make a difference to our Rutland families? Do you have experience working with children under 19 years and their families? Our Early Help Team provides a range of services and activities to help improve the life chances of children and their families.  This could be the next role you have been looking for…… 

Who you are…

  • Level 3 qualified in a relevant field in Early Years, Health or Social Care
  • Experienced in working with children from birth to 19 years and their parents
  • Knowledgeable at completing assessments of risk and need, using a signs of safety approach
  • Excellent at communicating with a wide range of people and have clear professional boundaries
  • Able to work independently and as part of a supportive team of professionals
  • Skilled at group work delivery (or willing to undertake training)

About the role…

As an Early Help Worker, you must share our commitment to working collaboratively with families, building on their strengths whilst keeping a focus on the needs of children. Duties also include:

  • To undertake the role of lead professional and to complete the early help assessment using a Signs of Safety approach
  • To ensure that accurate and up-to-date records are maintained for every child and young person
  • To ensure the voice of the child and young person is central to the assessment and intervention plan
  • To deliver in partnership with other agencies, a comprehensive early intervention and where required intensive support package of family support.
  • To deliver group work activities to parents and carers

As an Early Help Worker, you will be required to work flexibly, when families need support.  A full UK driving licence is required to travel around the county. 

The successful applicant for the Early Help Worker post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The costs for the DBS are paid by us. 

The Early Help Worker interviews will be held on14th September 2022. 

Rutland Council is committed to Flexible Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.


We are supportive of Hybrid working and welcome a conversation at interview about flexible working arrangements.    As well as working from home, we feel it is important that you have opportunity to spend time in the workplace with your colleagues to help you learn, develop and engage.

Our offer to you:

We are committed to supporting and empowering our staff to be the best workers that they can be and that Rutland Council is the place you want to be.    Our benefits go beyond the salary – being part of a great team, excellent Local Government Pension, generous annual leave, opportunities to learn and develop your career, and a demonstrable commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of our staff.

Find out more:

To learn more about working with us visit https://jobs.rutland.gov.uk or if you have any queries about this role please contact Donna Cartmell-Fry, Senior Practitioner Children’s Centre and Early Years’ Service at dcartmell-fry@rutland.gov.uk or on 07970 232030 or Suzanne White Senior Practitioner Front Door and Partnerships at swhite@rutland.gov.uk or on 01572 758242.

If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process, please call us on 01572 720965 or email us at recruitment@rutland.gov.uk