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Northfield and Edgbaston

Full-time

Early Help Development Worker

We have a rewarding opportunity for an Early Help Development Worker to ensure that children, young people and families can access timely Early Help support and activities to improve their wellbeing and quality of life.

If you are passionate about identifying, supporting, and developing a community offer provided by individuals, groups, organisations, services and places, then apply today!

Position: Early Help Development Worker

Location: Harborne/hybrid working (this is an outreach position and you will be expected to be based in the community especially within Edgbaston and Northfield but with some city-wide work as well)

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £26,000 per annum

Contract: 2 posts available. 1 x Permanent and 1 x Fixed Term until March 2025

Benefits: Staff Benefits include: Hybrid and Flexible working, Workplace Pension, Employee Assistance Programme, Enhanced annual leave allowance, workplace wellbeing support

Closing Date: Midnight on Sunday 7th July

Interview Date: 15th/16th July (please hold dates)

The Role
  • Engaging statutory, community and voluntary organisations in a locality and working with all communities in the city.
  • Engaging with a broad range of health, education, early years and social care organisations.
  • Working with community providers to enable a ‘live’ understanding of community needs and resource capacity as part of a ‘gap analysis’ of the children and families offer across the locality.
  • Supporting residents to lead on community projects and the development and delivery of new groups, services, or activities to meet needs or improve services in the community.
  • Working with the Family Hub to align outcomes and workstreams with Family Hubs Outcomes.
  • Increasing children and families’ engagement with local assets by working with groups and organisations to improve accessibility, identify gaps in provision, and encourage innovation and improvement to services including local commissioning in line with identified needs.
  • Responding to targeted areas of work on a city-wide basis.
  • Alongside the Service Lead, develop and deliver communications and engagement plans.
  • Engaging with the citywide Early Help network, coordinated by BVSC, including regular attendance at meetings, as appropriate.
Requires Skills/Experience

We are looking for an empathetic communicator with excellent engagement and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of people.

You will have experience of:

  • Working in an engagement or community development role with diverse community settings with statutory and third sector organisations
  • Working with community/grassroots organisations
  • Information sharing, consent and confidentiality issues and risks.
  • Importance of equalities, diversity, and inclusion.
To Apply

Please review the attached Job Description –  Early Help Community Development Worker JD

To apply, please email your CV and a Covering Letter stating why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience match the Person Specification to recruitment@gatewayfs.org by the closing date specified.