Salary: £27,108 to £32,358 per annum

2 Year Fixed Term Contract

37 Hours per Week

Family Hubs and Start for Life Engagement Coordinator x3

This is an exciting new role within the newly developing Family Hubs in Thurrock, that is part of a Government Funded Programme.

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    Support for children aged 0-19 years, young adults up to 25 who have special educational needs and/or disability (SEND), and services to support parents/carers will be delivered through a family hub network. These services will be designed to enhance and expand a range of existing children’s centre and early help provision. Thurrock Council must involve parents and carers in the development and design of local services (co-production) and look at opportunities to co-locate services including those delivered by the voluntary sector and community groups.

    The programme has a focus on the Start for Life period from conception to age two, incorporating recommendations from ‘The Best Start for Life: A Vision for the 1,001 Critical Days’ review (2021). In response to this, funding has been specifically allocated to develop or enhance perinatal mental health and parent-infant relationships services, and infant feeding and parenting support. Local authority areas are also required to deliver a range of multi-agency core services through their family hub network.

    The role of engagement Co ordinator will be varied and will include the following:

    To provide high quality support and parent outreach services to identified families with children 0-19, 0-25 for SEND families.

    To be an integral part in the delivery of an effective service to children and families in Thurrock.

    To be the first point of contact for families and partners, either by face to face, online or telephone.

    To reach out to and engage the seldom heard families.

    To be the face of the Family Hub within the community. To attend community events, forums and partnership meetings to promote and embed the Family Hub offer/model.

    To link with the Voluntary and Faith groups across the Localities

    To ensure accessibility barriers are removed, enabling all families to access Family Hub services across the locality.

    A high level of inter-personal, negotiation and communication skills, engaging at appropriate levels with a variety of audiences are required

    To provide a variety of targeted family services according to the need of the families.

    A Full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required

    Closing Date: 22nd January 2023

    Interview Date: TBC

    Thurrock Council is committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.

    We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.If you want to be part of an ambitious, exciting yet challenging council, where you can really make a difference join #TeamThurrock now!


    About the Council

    We are home to some of the most exciting opportunities in the country. Our growth programme is possibly the largest and most ambitious in the country. £6 billion has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock up to 2017, with 7,000 new jobs created and 1,170 new businesses coming to the borough, including leading ports and logistics centres, retail and creative industries. We expect a further 30,000 new jobs to be created by the year 2037. More than 1,000 acres of land are ready for commercial development, with 30,000 new homes likely to be built. Thurrock is at the heart of global trade and logistics, with no fewer than 3 international ports. We are well positioned on the M25 and A13 corridors, with excellent transport links west into London, north and east into Essex, and south into Kent.

    A great place to live

    Our urban centres are a vibrant mix of established towns and new young communities, with a diverse and growing population of around 160,000 residents. Rents are more affordable than those in neighboring London boroughs Our population is diverse, with a mix of nationalities living across our towns and villages. Massive investment and growth is bringing new jobs and opportunities to the area. For shoppers, we have 3 huge malls within easy reach – Lakeside in Thurrock, Bluewater and Westfield Stratford.

    Green and pleasant land

    Whilst London is directly on our eastern border, Thurrock itself is not as built-up. Behind our 18 miles of riverfront we have a varied green belt that covers 70% of the borough. Those who prefer unspoilt countryside will enjoy our 2 nature reserves – Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve and Thameside Nature Park – along with many other open parks and woodlands. Thurrock can offer you a great quality of life.

    Equality duty

    Thurrock Council is committed to eradicating discrimination on the basis of race, religion or belief, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognize that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We are committed to agile working and welcome applications from those interested in flexible working. We strongly welcome applications from individuals that consider themselves to have a disability and individuals from black and minority ethnic groups as we recognize the positive benefits of a more diverse workforce at all levels.

    Our values

    At the heart of our organisation is a common approach to defining ‘who we are’. Our values, quite simply, inform everything we do – our thoughts, words and actions.

    Every individual and every organisation is involved in making hundreds of decisions every day and these decisions are a reflection of our values and beliefs.

    Not only this, our values guide our vision of empowering all our staff regardless of which part of the business they work in.

    Proud – of everything we do and championing Thurrock Council

    Ambitious – by continually improving

    Compassionate – by building relationships based on empathy, respect and dignity

    Empowered – by removing barriers to influence better outcomes

    Collaborative – by working together to achieve better outcomes

    Inclusive – by fully accepting and supporting those we work with and serve

    It is through our behaviours and day to day actions that we demonstrate and bring to life our values. By working together and embodying these values we will be able to successfully deliver our vision and priorities.

    Job Identification 1096 Job Category Childrens Services Posting Date 12/29/2022, 04:30 AM Apply Before 01/22/2023, 05:59 PM Job Schedule Full time Job Shift Day

    Locations Civic Offices, Grays, Essex, RM17 6SL, GB

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