Child and Family Support Worker, Chobham

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Wishmore Cross AcademyChobham

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: SCP 19 - 23: £24,799 - £26,999 pro rata
Contract term: Permanent

30 hours per week, 41 weeks per year (4 days per week)

£24,799 - £26,999 pro rata

Inspire their remarkable with us 

Wishmore Cross Academy, part of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), is a residential special school in Chobham, Surrey, for boys aged 9 to 16 years who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties. We can admit up to 70 boys and can offer up to 14 residential places (including extended days) on a flexible basis for up to 4 nights per week. 

We provide a highly effective and individual package of education, care and pastoral support to young people who may have had only negative experiences of school. A safe, caring environment supported by high levels of staffing ensures each pupil has the opportunity to make progress and achieve their full potential. 

The role:

We are looking for a passionate, motivated and dedicated Child and Family Support Worker to work in partnership with teaching and other educational support staff within the school as well as the student's families.  You will  act as a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, providing high level support to the Designated Safeguarding Lead and you will attend child protection and other safeguarding meetings on behalf of the Academy.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • To research and prepare reports, chronologies and referrals in connection with safeguarding
  • To offer practical help and emotional support to families experiencing short or long-term difficulties. 
  • To provide focused family support to families with complex needs to improve the social, emotional development and health of pupils at the school and their families. 
  • To give targeted individual support to families and carers
  • To provide advice and signposting to enable families to access relevant services
  • To create effective working relationships with other professionals and multi-disciplinary teams focusing particularly on social care and CAMHS colleagues

We warmly welcome visits so do come and see what makes Wishmore Cross so special! Call the office on 01276 857555 to arrange a time to pop in.

We passionately believe that every child can discover their own remarkable life. It’s what motivates us around here. We know this vision requires something extra. Which is why at AET, you’ll find more. More opportunities, so you can forge your own path. More care and support, so you can prioritise what matters most. More purpose, for you and for the children we’re inspiring. 

We offer:

  • More training and development, so you can get better at what you do - Varied and stretching continuous professional development opportunities.
  • More support for you and your loved ones - A health cash plan, employee loans and savings scheme, discounted gym membership and employee assistance programme.
  • More technology so you can make more impact - G Suite for Education embedded throughout. Collaborative cloud technology gives you access to the latest tools, when and where it suits you. More tech enabled classrooms mean less time spent on admin and more time teaching.
  • More reward - A generous and flexible Local Government Pension scheme for support staff.
  • More possibilities - To inspire children to find their remarkable. 

This position is required to commence September 2019.

Closing date: Friday 05 July 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 10 July 2019

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's.  To apply, please click on the 'Quick Apply' button.

Each of the academies within the AET is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts.

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AET are currently recruiting for School Direct Placements, please visit our website for further details.

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More about Wishmore Cross Academy
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Alpha Road, Chobham, Woking, Surrey, GU24 8NE, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1276 857 555
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