0-19 Early Help Practitioner – Children’s Services

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0-19 Early Help Practitioner – Children’s Services
Barnet, London
Contract / Temporary

Barnet RQ818609

Posted: 23rd February 2023 10:59
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  • Pay Rate:

    £18.30 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Barnet, London,

    N11 1NP

What's involved with this role:

Temporary 0-19 Early Help Practitioner – Children’s Services

Reference no:  Barnet RQ818609

Pay Rate: £18.30 per hour PAYE 

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

Enhanced DBS disclosure required for this role

The 0-19 Early Help Service delivers early help assessments and family support interventions to children, young people and families across the borough. The post holder will provide flexible, practical and evidenced based support to children and their families utilising a range of strengths based approaches to build resilience and promote improved outcomes and life opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide a flexible and responsive service to children and young people at times when they need it, including weekends and evenings.
  • Undertake Early Help Assessments to determine children and young people’s needs.
  • Deliver a range of Early Intervention activities and programmes for children, young people and families.
  • Deliver flexible and targeted outreach support across the 0-19 age range.
  • Work as part of the locality hub team undertaking Early Help (EH) Assessments and associated work as allocated by the Multi-Agency Early Help Panel and as directed by the Team Manager.
  • Undertake Early Help assessments including identifying any risk to children, young people and their families and escalating immediately to line manager and through agreed processes.
  • Provide evidenced based early help interventions to children, young people and their families to support the management of problems and improve their outcomes.
  • Undertake direct work with children, young people and their families in a range of settings including their homes, schools and communities.
  • Establish rapport and build trusted relationships with children, young people and their families to assist them in gaining insight, defining goals, and planning actions to achieve and sustain change
  • Provide support and challenge to families to empower them to identify and build on their strengths, supporting them to change and develop
  • Deliver programmes and group activities designed to build resilience by supporting children, young people and their families in their local community across the 0-19 age range
  • Communicate effectively with any other professionals involved in the child’s care with regularity.
  • Work collaboratively with the early help multi-professional system, providing and using direction, support and guidance of your supervisor/line manager and the team to effectively the work required for each child and family
  • Support statutory interventions for children and young people by being part of a Team around the Family and building trusted relationships that support them to access help and support through positive activities.
  • Use flexibility and creativity to engage children and young people and develop relationships of trust, bringing to the attention of your supervisor/line manager any concerns relating to the quality of parenting or the safety and well-being of children and young people within their home, school or community environments.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. GCSE, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in a related field to children and young people



  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Experience (two years or more) in either a paid or voluntary capacity working with children, young people or families.
  3. Experience of integrating the principles of inclusion, equality and diversity into programme/ casework development and delivery
  4. Experience in planning activities and/or programmes for children, young people or parents
  5. Experience of working collaboratively, with professionals to enable effective joint working and positive outcomes for families
  6. Experience of relating to children* and young* people positively both as individuals and in groups, encouraging participation and involvement.
  7. Experience of engaging and working in partnership with children, young people and families.
  8. Experience of engaging families in accessing their child’s Early Education Entitlement.
  9. Experience of delivering a range of outreach activities that reduce child poverty.


Skills & Abilities:

  1. Ability to plan and implement programmes for disabled young people and those with SEN.
  2. Ability to work with children and young people who present challenging behaviour.
  3. Ability to undertake (continuum of need) Early help Assessments and act as Lead Professional, delivering direct interventions and co-ordinating services for children, young people and families.
  4. Ability to work as part of a team and demonstrate a clear team work ethic.
  5. Ability to undertake work as directed and to consult with management, where appropriate.
  6. Effective communication skills, written and oral including excellent listening skills.
  7. Ability to deal with sensitive issues, manage conflicting views and expectations and cope with unpredictable issues and behaviours.
  8. Ability to manage and prioritise competing demands, capacity to use supervision effectively.
  9. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: Barnet RQ818609
0-19 Early Help Practitioner – Children’s Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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