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Early Help Access Point Coordinator

Social Care

Children's Services

Bolton Council

Job Title: Early Help Access Point Coordinator

Team: Targeted Early Help

Hours: 37      

Grade: J scp 35 £41,496 to scp 39 £45,495

Contract: Permanent

Essential Requirement: Full driving licence

Qualification: Degree in relevant subject area (for example, Childcare, NPQICL, Management, Health, Social Care, Childcare, Education or Youth and Community Work) OR CQSW/DipSW/CSS and experience of working with children, young people and families

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Early Help function of the Integrated Front Door service to lead and coordinate the Early Help Access Point.

The role will help to strengthen and embed the Early Help processes across the partnership, establishing effective working relationships between partners and working as part of an integrated team to provide appropriate responses to referrals.

The Early Help Access Point will be located alongside the Multi Agency Screening and Safeguarding Service and be a central point for pathway navigation, resource allocation, advice and guidance regarding early help cases.

The Early Help Access point aims to meet the needs of Children and Young People earlier and avoid escalation and more costly interventions that impact on all partner agencies.

About You

The Early Help Access Point is located within the Integrated Front door in Bolton. All referrals into Bolton children’s services are triaged into the front door so the role of the coordinator is to lead and coordinate the Early Help function within the Integrated Front Door.

You will be passionate about supporting children, young people and their families and have a proven knowledge and experience around Early Help and supporting families at this level.

You will be confident around thresholds and professional challenge and a confident leader to the Early Help function.

About Us

Bolton are committed and passionate about delivering high quality services.  This is an opportunity to be part of shaping these developments and supporting improved outcomes for families. You will be a key member of the Early Help team within and supported as part of a wider Children’s Services Team. 

You will have access to a wide range of benefits to support you to be the best you can be, including:

  • Generous Annual Leave
  • Essential Car User Allowance on top of your salary
  • Access to our staff benefit platform – Vivupproviding you with a wide range of staff benefits and savings
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Relocation scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Supportive work environment
  • Access to learning and development opportunities and activities for your Continued Professional Development
  • Health & wellbeing support including access to our Employee Assistance Programme

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS with check of relevant barred list is therefore required for this post.

This post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as per the person specification.

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. That means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority, giving you access to our service-related benefits.

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working hours

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application deadline

12 00 pm

23rd Oct 2023

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