Child and Family Support Workers
Salary Grade: Scale 6 Spine Point 26 - 28
Salary Range: £23,648 - £25,036 per annum
Working Hours: Full Time 35 hours a week, Term Time Only (8:30-4:30)
Fixed Term for 3 years due to funding
Required: April or September 2019
We are looking for 4 x FTE Child and Family Support Workers:
- 1 x Child and Family Support Worker at Pakeman starting in April 2019
- 1 x Child and Family Support Worker – To work across 2 schools - Duncombe and Ambler - starting in April 2019
- 1 x Child and Family Support Worker - To work across 2 schools - Drayton Park and Montem - starting in September 2019
- 1 x Child and Family Support Worker - To work across 2 schools- New North and Rotherfield- starting in September 2019
Do you have what it takes to help improve life outcomes and opportunities of disadvantaged and vulnerable children:
- by working with families, parents, carers to overcome barriers to learning?
- by driving improved attendance and punctuality?
- by delivering a range of family learning?
- by providing support and guidance for parents?
- by signposting parents / carers to the support they need?
- by working with pupils to improve self-esteem and build confidence and resilience?
We are looking for candidates with:
- A desire and passion to make a real difference to the lives and life-chances of our children
- The ability to act as advocate, mediator and negotiator for our parents and carers in a range of situations
- Significant experience of working with and engaging parents / carers and children through individual and / or group-based support
- The ability to develop and deliver a range of family learning opportunities to support parents/carers to engage more fully in their child’s learning and to reintegrate parents into work or study
- An understanding of how to promote good school attendance and punctuality and how to tackle poor attendance (Including persistent absence or exclusion)
- Drive, enthusiasm, resilience and positive attitudes
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong partnership skills, including ability to work professionally and confidently in close liaison with schools and other agencies
We can offer you:
- Stimulating working environment
- Opportunities for professional development and the opportunity to make a difference within our schools
- Friendly, supportive colleagues who are committed to continuous improvement.
- Enthusiastic children who want to learn
The schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will require an DBS clearance.
Start Date: April 2019 or September 2019
Closing Date for Applications: 22nd March 2019
Interview Date: 28th March 2019