Early Help Partnership Co-Ordinator
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In Coventry, we are working hard to build something special. Children and families are at the heart of everything we do, and we believe they deserve the best outcomes. Children’s Services provides a wide range of statutory and non-statutory duties, from Early Help Services, through to children who are looked after.
The service reflects and responds to the changing needs of children and their families. It works to enable a reflective and flexible approach, with a strong Early Help offer and a real focus on Relationship Based Practice and Signs of Safety, which focuses on intervention and keeping families together.
Children’s Services is proud of its achievements to date and is continuing to ensure children and families remain at the heart of all it does. We will provide you with an environment where social work can flourish, with high support, high challenge and manageable caseloads. Children’s Services is proud of its workforce, who are committed, dedicated, and work to a high standard. We are seeking other like minded practitioners who would like to join us. We pride ourselves on building relationships with families and partners and hold respectful practice at the centre of all we do.
Coventry’s Early Help Service is led through eight Family Hubs which are located across the city. The Family Hubs provide services for children, young people and families, and work in partnership with the Social Work Teams and with partner agencies to ensure that children and families are in receipt of the right help at the right time.
Early Help is the identification and response to emerging needs within children and their families, focusing on building resilience as well as providing help at a time when evidence indicates that support can have the most impact. Coventry continues to invest in the Early Help Service and remains proud of the work undertaken by the Family Hubs and its Partners.Our Values
It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
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What is the job role?
The Early Help Partnership co-ordinator is a crucial role in developing and supporting the Early Help offer in Coventry, to support children, young people (0-19 years) and their families to get the right help at the right time by the right people.
In Coventry we have an ambitious and inspiring Early Help Strategy and this role supports Children’ services to achieve this strategy through working in partnerships with teams, services and agencies across Coventry in the Council, with other statutory partners, those in the voluntary and community sector, and with residents in local communities. The successful candidate with join a small team working to deliver a city wide programme, as well as have a local focus in supporting the Family Hubs to develop and embed integrated partnership working to meet the needs of local children, young people and their families.
You will work alongside the Family Hub leadership team to identify the needs of children and young people and services, and enable teams/services and community assets that can come together to create innovative ways of meeting these needs. You will also facilitate various forums of integrated partnership working such as Early Help advisory groups, Doing it together Early Help workstreams, and would attend a range of partnership and stakeholder meetings representing Children’ Services and advocating for the needs of children and young people.
Please note, the salary advertised is full-time salary based on 37-hour working week so will pro-rata accordingly for this role. This role is 18.5 hours per week.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
We are looking to welcome into our team a professional who can demonstrate the following skills, values, and behaviours :
- Professional Qualification equivalent to minimum level 4 or substantial experience of working with partners to deliver early years, health and or community development services
- Ability to self-initiate and lead their own practice, whilst working under direction of key priorities to achieve successful outcomes for local residents and in city wide projects
- Experience of positively influencing the practice of others in supporting residents
- A team player who is willing to be flexible and support other colleagues in achieving key priorities and get stuck in to a varied and dynamic work programme
- Committed to listening to and responding to the lived experiences of residents and enabling them to live the life they want to live
- Loves people, as well as tasks, a great connector and excels in building relationships across a wide range of practitioners, officers and elected members
- Good communicator, with the curiosity to have new big conversations to try and understand big issues and develop innovative solutions
- A willingness to bring your whole self to work and work authentically with residents who may face many adverse circumstances in their lives, with compassion, commitment , perseverance, and hope.
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Interview date: 8th November 2021Introduction to Coventry City Council
Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;
- Flexible working arrangements
- Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
- Pay progression through multiple increments
- Outstanding local government pension scheme
- Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
- Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
- Vibrant employee networks