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Family Support Worker

Impington Village CollegeCambridgeshire

Impington Village College
Family Support Worker
Hours: Fixed Term Contract - 17 hours - Term Time Only
Required: 1 September 2021 (or sooner)
Salary: Scale 3 Points 5-6
£19,312 - £19,698 FTE

Based at Impington Village College, but working across the cluster primaries as well, the Family Support Worker will provide an intensive support service to pupils and/or their parents, identified by the schools as ‘vulnerable’ or ‘in need.’ 

The post holder will provide a link between home and school to help resolve difficulties at an early stage.

We are looking for a candidate who can:

• build positive partnerships between school/s and parents in order to improve attendance and behaviour and support children's development and learning

• identify and tackle difficulties at an early stage and link families to more specialised help and support when necessary

• organise, plan and run groups as deemed necessary to support families and achieve the objectives of the project, such as parenting, self-esteem and coffee mornings

The successful candidate must have NVQ3 or equivalent in a field relating to working with children and/or young people, together with excellent communication skills and the commitment to build good working relationships with children/parents/educational establishments/outside agencies etc.  A good understanding of child protection procedures is essential.

The College is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Closing Date:   9am on Monday 7 June 2021

Please visit the IVC website for further details and an application form at www.impington.cambs.sch.uk. Applicants must complete a College application form - we cannot accept CVs. Completed applications should be returned to the HR Department at  hrenquiries@ivc.tmet.org.uk by the closing date.

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