Home School Support Worker, Medway

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The Thomas Aveling SchoolMedway

Date posted:
Start date: as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,762 -£23,866 pa FTE to be paid pro rata at £16,191-£20,596 pa
Contract term: Permanent


(Non-teaching – Term Time only + 15 days) 

 Salary: School Scale Point 17-26 pro-rata  starting point dependent on skills and experience £18,762 -£23,866 pa FTE to be paid pro rata at £16,191-£20,596 pa 

Term Time 37 hours per week:  8.00am - 4.00pm (Mon-Thurs) 8.00am – 3.30pm (Friday)  

We seek to appoint an organised and highly motivated Home School Support Worker to join this popular and successful mixed secondary school.  Your role will be to support families whose children are experiencing difficulties and to help them participate fully in school activities.  

The successful candidate will be expected to liaise with the school’s Children’s Team and outside agencies, as appropriate, in addition to making home visits. 

 Key Skills: 

• Experience of working with children and families 

• Excellent interpersonal, communication and ICT skills  

 • The ability to mediate, negotiate and problem solve

• A willingness to work with other agencies  

Key tasks for this varied role will include: 

• Overseeing and participating in Breakfast Club each morning before school 

• Girls’ Group – organise weekly activities and topics • Undertaking home visits • Facilitating review meetings 

• Admin – updating student and school databases  

It will be essential for the successful applicant to have a clean driving licence and to be willing to be flexible in their working hours  

Please visit www.thomasaveling.co.uk for a full job description and an application form  

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 17th September 2018  

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found  

Letters of application, together with completed application form (available on the school website) giving full details of qualifications and experience to date should be sent to:  

Mr P Jackson, Headteacher, Thomas Aveling School,  Arethusa Road, Rochester,  ME1 2UW         or emailed to jshelbourne@thomasaveling.co.uk  

Shortlisted candidates only will be contacted for interview which will take place shortly after the deadline.  

The Thomas Aveling School is an Equal Opportunities Employer – committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students – any offer of appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check will be required for all successful applicants.  

“Staff morale and relationships within the school are very positive.”       (OFSTED June 2016)

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More about The Thomas Aveling School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Arethusa Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 2UW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1634 844809
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