Community Health Connector
The Starting Well partnership brings together Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, Barnardo’s, Action for Children, and Redditch Borough Council and aims to deliver a new countywide model which reflects a change in how we support local children, young people, and families in our county. We look to improve access to early help and support, will empower local communities, and will help make Worcestershire a great place to grow up, to learn, develop and maximise potential.
Healthy development in early years is critical to the wellbeing of children later in life. Recent research shows the number of children starting school without basic developmental skills is currently at a record high, exacerbated by Covi-19. Additional investment to support school readiness means we can create additional community health connector activity to promote early language acquisition through community initiatives and engaging with families to support the home learning environment. The following posts will provide an excellent and exciting opportunity to join a team in developing services that will make a real difference to the lives of children, young people, and their families.
Community Health Connector, x2 37 hour posts, Grade 3 (£19,312 - £20,903), Fixed Term until 30/09/2023
The post holders will support families by ensuring they are aware of the Early Help services available locally within their community and improve access and provision of information and advice linked to targets and high impact areas, including childcare, early education benefits and NEF (nursery education funding), early years provision for children. The role will be expected to support any Community capacity building activities to promote home learning and school readiness. They will work to increase the number of volunteers, influencers and peer supporters and increase the promotion of self-help and community support groups. They will work closely with health colleagues to ensure those children and families who require additional pre-school support are aware of and are accessing the services available.
Are you experienced at working with children and families?
Are you innovative and enthusiastic with a positive ‘can do’ attitude?
Do you care about the community and want to make a difference?
Are you good at speaking to people and have the skills to support families with a range of issues?
If yes, then we would love for you to join our positive team.
Closing date is: 24/01/21 (midnight)
Interview date to be held on: 18/02/22
A full job description & person specification is attached. To speak further about the roles please contact Louise Hall on 07508016541.
CV’s will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed application form.
We operate an equal opportunities policy and applicants are positively encouraged irrespective of sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, race or religion. Job Share will be considered.
Redditch Borough Council – providing Community and Parenting services for Bromsgrove and Redditch is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care and expects its staff to share this commitment.
For posts where you will be working with children, young people and vulnerable adults:
• a DBS (formerly CRB) Disclosure will be required. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (exceptions) Order 1975 does not allow employees with access to children, young persons under the age of 18 and vulnerable adults the right to withhold information regarding previous criminal convictions, cautions and warnings, including those regarded as 'spent' - all must be declared. A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position.
Further information can be found at: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/
Right to Work
Anyone applying for a job with us will need to provide evidence of their identity and Right to Work in the UK and all of their documentation will be fully checked.
Further information can be found at: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/