Early Help Co-Ordinator – Fixed Term

This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            Early Help Co-Ordinator
  • Job Location:                     Edinburgh House, 1st Floor 
  • Salary:                               £30,825 – £33,945 per annum (pro rata) 
  • Hours per Week:               25.90 
  • Contract Type:                   Fixed Term 
  • Duration:                            Fixed term until 31/03/2025
  • Closing Date:                     26/05/2024 
  • Job Requisition Number:   8749 
  • This post is not open to job share



We are currently recruiting for a part-time Early Help Coordinator to join our Cheltenham based Early Help and Targeted Support team on a fixed term contract until the 31st March 2025.



Reward and Support


For all your hard work, you will receive the following:


  • salary of £30,825 – £33,945 per annum (pro rata)
  • flexible and agile working opportunities
  • 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service
  • option to purchase 10 days of additional leave per year (pro rata for part-time staff)
  • family friendly employer offering benefits to help support you and your family
  • career development opportunities
  • supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone
  • an in-house Occupational Health service
  • employee discount scheme
  • cycle to work scheme
  • salary sacrifice green car scheme (T&Cs apply)
  • links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) and the Young Employees Network
  • career development and qualification opportunities
  • access to our Social Work Academy



Our Vision


Right child, right support, right time, every time


Working together to support families and communities to give every child the best chance of a happy and rewarding life, especially those who need more help.


For those looking for a future in public service and Children’s Social Care in particular, Gloucestershire offers a myriad of opportunities to start or develop your career, supported by a phenomenal Social Work Academy offer, a developing systemic practice methodology, an ambitious leadership team and an award-winning workforce.


Children’s Services are improving. Our latest Ofsted inspection (February 2022) identified that:


‘Significant progress has been made in many areas of Gloucestershire’s children’s services… significant financial investment and the backing of political leaders, has led to

improved services that are now more effective in meeting the needs of children and families’.



About the team


You will be joining our Advice, Guidance & Support Team which is part of the Early Help and Targeted Support service, a resource within GCC’s Children’s Services. Early Help Coordinators (EHCOs) support practitioners and partners in the community who work directly with children and families. Early Help Coordinators are not case-holding roles which facilitate community practitioners to be confident in implementing an Early Help approach to respond to emerging and escalating needs of children and families.



Your role


You will work alongside practitioners from a wide variety of organisations to identify, with children and families, their needs and resources, agree next steps and follow up to ensure practitioners are confident in leading on co-ordinated packages of support which improve outcomes for children, young people and their families using Gloucestershire’s Graduated Pathway of Early Help.


You will be part of a skilled team and actively effect positive change for children and families by facilitating the right support, at the right time. You will develop and maintain positive working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders from different teams, agencies and providers in the Cheltenham and Tewkesbury locality for the purpose of coordinating Early Help services which make a positive difference for children, their families and communities. EHCOs also develop and deliver practitioner training and upskill practitioners through a coaching & mentoring approach to disseminate best practice in meeting the emerging needs of children and families effectively.



About you


You will need experience of working with children, young people, families and/or communities, along with experience of effective partnership working which demonstrates the skills and qualities needed for successful collaborative working. As well as your experience of working within a team providing preventative services, you will have an ability to problem solve and work creatively with partners in meeting the needs of children, young people, families and communities.


You will be using a range of IT and case management systems and you will need to be able to prioritise your time and workload when required, to meet timescales.


This role will involve a combination of agile and hybrid working and county-wide activities determined by the needs of the organisation.



How to apply


If you feel you have the skills, desire, passion and experience required to make a positive difference then please submit your application. For an informal chat about the role, we would welcome you to contact Natalie.Groom2@gloucestershire.gov.uk





Additional Information

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-

EHCO role profile

This position is subject to a DBS check.

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.

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