Early Help Navigator x5 – Early Start & Families Service

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Early Help Navigator x5 - Early Start & Families Service
BARNSLEY. South Yorkshire
Contract / Temporary

Barnsley 0008 D1D2 / 1

Posted: 28th May 2024 15:19
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  • Pay Rate:

    £15.17 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • BARNSLEY. South Yorkshire,

    S70 2DR

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Early Help Navigator x5 - Early Start & Families Service

Reference no: Barnsley 0008 D1D2 / 1

Pay rate: £15.17 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 36-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 6 months  

City: BARNSLEY. South Yorkshire

Hybrid working

Enhanced DBS required for this role

The purpose of this role is to help establish a team of Early Help Navigators to work as part of the Family Hubs and Start for Life offer, to help improve the lives and wellbeing of people with the most multiple needs requiring support at an early help level to engage in services. Working in a multiagency context, to help support people who experience complex needs presenting at a time of crisis, enabling access to the right support services, at the right time, in the right place to help stepping into support and interventions to promote building their wellbeing, resilience, gain confidence and acquire the personal and social assets they need to meet their aspiration. Successful candidates will be allocated a family hub reach area but may be requested to work across the borough.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively and build trust with agencies, the individual and their personal and professional support network to collate all relevant information to co-produce individualised and flexible support plans.
  • Manage a team of early help engagement workers to promote early help services and family hubs and start for life offer.
  • Work with multiagency partners to build key relationships to ensure a strong early help offer is understood by the workforce including delivery or training, induction sessions for new starters, presenting reports.
  • Undertake data analysis to effectively understand the performance of the team and contribute to wider performance reporting systems.
  • Contribute to delivery groups and multiagency meetings to contribute to system wide delivery planning to promote and achieve the objectives of the service.
  • Accurately record and maintain progression, activity, outcomes and plans.
  • Complete and monitor agreed assessment tools and ensure it informs early help and prevention but ensuring it compliments any other support plan in place.
  • Assess and engage those individuals with complex needs who are not currently engaged in appropriate services.
  • Seek and respond to referrals from a variety of internal and external sources, pulling together intelligence and multi-agency meetings as required.
  • Coordinate the development and regular review of person-centred multi-agency support plans. Support service users to engage effectively with appropriate services to meet their individual needs and aspirations.
  • Develop effective working relationships with key voluntary and statutory services and their staff to improve the response to people with multiple needs.


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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.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles.

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:


  • Level 4 in a relevant field or equivalent qualification.



  • Evidence of relevant experience of working with children and families.
  • Experience of successfully delivering advice or support to vulnerable children, young people and their families aged 0-19 (25 SEND) in a voluntary, council, health or social care service setting.
  • Experience of working with people experiencing multiple and complex needs including homelessness, substance misuse, re-offending behaviour or mental ill-health needs.
  • Experience of providing professional advice and guidance to members of the public, external agencies and other forums.
  • Experience of working with highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Experience of working with and managing risk.
  • Experience of lone working and personal safety.



  • Knowledge of services provided by Family Hubs and other agencies within the scope of early intervention and prevention as well as a good sound understanding of child and family development.
  • Knowledge of local and national strategies, policies and legislation relevant to the area of work.
  • Knowledge of relevant practice in relation to safeguarding vulnerable groups, including children and young people.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to use your initiative, work as part of team and have creativity and passion to work alongside multi agency professionals is essential.
  • Strong communication skills and a flair for building relationships.
  • A flexible approach.
  • Able to travel across the locality to deliver services.
  • Ability to produce quality documentation including reports, ensuring they are suitable for particular audiences.
  • Strong organisation and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure, under minimal supervision, adapting to changing workload demands and organisational challenges.
  • Ability to adopt a creative approach to problem solving, adapting to changes in circumstances and information, suggesting new ideas, methods and processes.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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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.


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Job Ref: Barnsley 0008 D1D2 / 1
Early Help Navigator x5 - Early Start & Families Service
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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