Connected Person’s Support Team (CPST) Early Support Consultant

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Children & Families
Learning & Early Support
37 hours
Across Kirklees
Grade 10

£31,895 - £34,373

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of the Early Support Service which is made up of the following Teams; Family Support, Mental Health in Families, Family Group Conferencing, Parenting, Communities, Youth, Outdoor Learning, Play, School Transition & Reach Service, Early Support and Inclusion (Disabled Children), Early Year’s Outcomes Team, and Connected Persons Support Team. 

Early Support services work within a Families Together model which is an integrated early support model that brings together diverse services across all sectors to provide a joined up, whole family approach to supporting children and families when, where, and how they need that support. 

As an Early Support Consultant within the CPST, you will work with partners to embed the Whole Family approach into their way of working, ensuring the planning and provision of our support to Kinship children and families is as effective as possible. To achieve this, you will need to be an experienced early support practitioner who understands the needs of Kinship families with a good understanding of the regulatory framework applicable to Special Guardianship Orders.

The restorative approach underpins our work. As well as following the restorative approach, you will use coaching, consultation and co-working skills to build relationships with partners, working in a collaborative way to ensure positive outcomes for children and families.

You will work to support children's services to reduce the need for statutory intervention by encouraging early support partners to work in a Whole Family way, building on family strengths and making the most of community and universal resources.

You will have a level 4 qualification in a relevant field (for example degree; Level 4 qualification in Working with Families) or be able to demonstrate your knowledge and skills through significant experience. 

You will need to demonstrate a clear understanding of safeguarding in practice and understanding of safeguarding procedures. 

For full details about the role please see the Early Support Consultant Job Profile and CPST Focus Sheet.

In order to be shortlisted for an interview you must demonstrate how you meet the shortlisting criteria.  

What we can offer you;

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Ongoing Training and Career development
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • A range of family friendly polices
  • We offer a wide range of well-being initiatives including a cycle to work scheme and discounted KAL membership

Interview dates – 19th & 20th October 2022

This is what two Kinship Carers said about the support from our Team: 

“I just want to say a huge thank you for sending a Family Support Worker to see us and your continued support. It has been a challenging time for our family, and I know we would not have made it through without the support of your team.” 

“This support group has helped immensely in that I have gained friends who understand the struggles I face on a daily basis. There have been numerous information sessions that have been extremely useful and informative. The life story work completed was very thorough, but at the same time was done very sensitively. The team is very passionate in supporting us and trying to make sure we are getting help as necessary in order to effectively manage our day-to-day struggles.” 

For a discussion or further information about the role please contact Mickaela Irving - Team Manager - Family Group Conferencing and Connected Persons Support Team on 01484 221000 or


This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email: or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

10 October 2022, 7:00 AM

Important Information

This vacancy is closed to applications.