Ref. 55365

Early Help Gateway Officer

  • Location: Bradford, England
  • Salary: £14.03 - £14.03 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time
  • Contact: Michal Boguslawski

Seven Social Care is looking for an Early Help Gateway Officer to fill an exclusive opportunity specialising in the wellbeing of children in Bradford.

The role:

To work as part of children’s integrated front door to receive, risk assess and triage

referrals and enquiries to children’s services in a timely manner ensuring the safeguarding

of children and young people

To work in partnership with other professionals involved with children and families to

gather and analyse information and signpost families for support in a timely manner.

Respond to children and families in crisis and to ensure the safeguarding needs of children and young people are met and to work within legal frameworks and policies and procedures appropriate to your service.

Key Responsibilities:

To receive and process referrals to children services using a variety of methods

Using the continuum of need and other relevant models to identify risk, triage referrals and signpost to the appropriate agency

To ensure timely turnover of work and prioritise work in accordance with deadlines

To support families in crisis over the phone and face to face and when applicable home visits whilst assessing need

To encourage the participation of children and young people in discussions about referrals.

To work in partnership with other agencies to achieve best possible outcomes for children young people families and carers.

To maintain accurate up to date and appropriate records using identified electronic systems and equipment.

To write reports as required for meetings, management etc.

To attend court as required representing the department.

To undertake the different roles within gateway on a rota basis i.e. telephones and case work.

To attend and contribute to team meetings and contribute to service developments as appropriate.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Degree approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Experience: 2+ years working with children as a qualified Social Worker in the UK.
  • Compliance: Up to date HCPC registration and DBS.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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