Early Help Family Navigator
Early Help Family Navigators
Scale 6 - £30,699 - £31,731 Fixed Term Contract until March 2025
The role of the Family Navigator is an important component of Early Help delivery in Newham. The aim of this role is to help families to navigate the Early Help System by signposting families to services within their local community to access the support they need when they need it. Where necessary, the postholder may support families to access provision for the first time.
The post holder may be required to work evenings and possibly weekends in order to meet service requirements and travel outside the borough to meet the needs of families.
This pivotal role will also help us to understand the needs of our local community, identify the gaps in current provision and inform future opportunities for service development.
The Family Navigator will provide a point of contact, supporting families to increase their confidence and encourage meaningful engagement with relevant support services/organisations. They will make themselves available to families by having a regular presence in key community settings where children, young people and families attend so that they are able to signpost and direct families to appropriate services.
The Family Support Navigator will apply a whole family outcome focused approach, working closely with a range of partners to meet the needs of families and young people up to the age of 18 (and 25 years of age if the young person has a special educational need or disability).
Please note that this role is not limited to the above and other duties may apply in accordance to the overall aims and objectives of the Early Help Strategy.
Prospective applicants that can speak a local community language will be highly considered (i.e. Ukranian, Bengali Sylheti, Bengali Dhaka, Urdu, Romanian, Tamil, and Portuguese etc).
To apply please:
- Submit supporting statement via LBN website (no more than 250 words) by Sunday 19th March 2023.
- The start date will be confirmed following interview
- Position is open to secondment opportunity however candidates need to seek approval of your current employer
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IMPORTANT: If you are an LBN member of staff and applying for this role as a secondment you should note that secondments are subject to the agreement of your current employing service. Please ensure that you inform your line manager of your intention to apply for the post in the first instance.
We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.
The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.
We practice anonymised recruitment. Please ensure that you remove all personal information from any documents that you upload.
The personal information we have collected from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found by https://www.cifas.org.uk/fpn.