Family Support Worker

Brent Knoll SchoolLewisham

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and energetic person to  act as a Family Support Worker. The successful applicant will work under the direction of our Designated Safeguarding Lead and Pastoral Support Manager to provide support to families to help reduce barriers to learning. The effects of the Covid Pandemic have heightened the need for the school to provide direct support to families and builds upon the work done by the DSL and Pastoral Support Manager over the last 18 months. The contract is initially for a one-year period as it is part of our strategy to support recovery from the effects of the pandemic on our families. The post will offer a tremendous opportunity to help support families to work in tandem with the school to help achieve the best possible outcomes to ensure that pupils make the necessary progress to fulfil their potential to ‘Be the best that they can be’.

This is a fixed term one year only contract, part time position for 21 hours per week (3 days per week) and term time only (39 weeks per year).

Brent Knoll is an all age (4 – 16 years) special school for children with a range of special educational needs. The majority of pupils have social and communication difficulties including autism. In September 2015 the school moved to a brand new purpose built building with outstanding facilities which have provided new and exciting opportunities for enriching the curriculum and learning.

Staff at Brent Knoll School benefit from an excellent team ethos. We encourage all staff to be active in their professional development and a comprehensive package of induction will be provided along with the opportunity to further develop skills and knowledge through training. We are committed to the well being of all our staff and offer a programme of activities  in support of this.

At Brent Knoll we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to the completion of an enhanced DBS check and receipt of satisfactory references.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Salary – SC6N spine points 18 to 20  (London Borough of Lewisham)

£29,544 p.a. to £30,618 p.a. (this is the full time, all year round salary which will be PRO RATA for term time only, 21 hours per week, 39 weeks per year)

To apply for the role the Application Form and the Safer Recruitment Forms must both be completed and returned to hr@brentknollschool.co.uk  or by post to Brent Knoll School, Perry Rise, London SE23 2QU

CVs are NOT accepted

We are currently unable to show applicants around the school due to COVID 19 restrictions but you can find out more about our school by visiting the website at  www.brentknollschool.co.uk where you can also view the virtual tour.

Closing date for applications – Friday 17th September 2021

Shortlisting - week commencing 20th September 2021

Interviews - to be held week commencing 27th September 2021

(please note - Interview dates can be subject to change)


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