Ref. 63120

Early Help Practitioner

  • Location: Darlington, England
  • Salary: £14.44 - £17.87 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Early Help Practitioner to work in Darlington. This position is initially for a period of 1 month and is paying £14.44 (PAYE) or £17.87 (umbrella) per hour. The working hours are Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm. 

The role:

To undertake and ensure the effective delivery of preventative work with children, young people and their families and improve their life changes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To work in partnership with children, young people, their families and other professionals to support families who have multiple problems by providing targeted interventions. This will include supporting families who meet the criteria for the National Troubled Families and High Impact Household Programmes.
  • To act as a Lead Professional when required and coordinate packages of support.
  • The interventions will include addressing issues such as behaviour, relationship difficulties within the family, anger management, employability and to help children at the edge of care by assisting parents in developing strategies to enhance their parenting skills to prevent family breakdown.
  • To have an understanding of key issues that impact upon families, for example, domestic abuse, substance misuse, worklessness, mental health, debt and anti-social behaviour, young people being at risk of not reaching their potential in education or training.  To undertake assessments and planning to reduce the impact of these issues on the children and their families. To offer advice and guidance to the whole team dependant on specialist areas of knowledge.
  • To provide intensive practical support and advice and guidance to children, young people and their families and where appropriate refer to other agencies.
  • To have an understanding of child development, family dynamics and the impact of family life.
  • To adhere to practise standards timescales and contribute to the performance agency
  • To assist by undertaking appropriate additional tasks that supports the delivery of specific case interventions
  • To play a key role in the assessment and identification of the needs of children and young people in the context of a whole family approach. To contribute, lead and deliver a package of interventions to address needs through assessment, planning, review and direct work.
  • To support other families to understand how the intensive interventions are part of an overall plan for the child or young person and ensure the service delivery complements that plan

Applicant Requirements:


      NVQ3 or equivalent recognised professional qualification relevant to service specialism f or Early Years provision, NVQ3 or equivalent recognised childcare qualification. 

Experience: Must have minimum of 2 years experience of working with families with complex needs.

Compliance: Proof of ability to work and live in the UK. Current DBS and 2 x references. 

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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