Family Support Worker, Northampton

Closing date:Expiring soon

Kings Heath Primary AcademyNorthampton

Date posted:
Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £19,446pa FTE (£17,004.35 pro rata)
Contract term: Permanent

Kings Heath Primary School is now recruiting for a Family Support Worker. This role at could be the ideal next step in your career.

Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

About the role

To work under the direction of the Head Teacher, in partnership with other professionals, to offer practical help and emotional support to pupils and families experiencing various problems.

37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time).  Permanent role.

About our Academy

Kings Heath Primary Academy in Northampton is a GOOD school as rated by OFSTED in 2017. We are a forward thinking and vibrant 2 form entry primary school. We are looking to appoint an excellent class teacher with a passion for ensuring the best for the children they teach.

At KHPA we are a positive and skilled team of teachers and support staff, who work together to achieve the best outcomes for our well behaved and enthusiastic pupils. Staff are encouraged to be ambitious, develop their careers and we aim to provide personalised, professional development to suit the needs of the individual.

We are looking to recruit an experienced, passionate and energetic family support worker to join our team.

Salary & Benefits

  • £19,446pa FTE (£17,004.35pa pro rata)
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme

Who we are looking for

  • GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent)
  • A professional qualification relevant to the post such as social work, teaching, youth work or other relevant qualification
  • EHA co-ordination certified
  • Driver’s Licence and access to a vehicle
  • Early Years SEND qualification
  • Speech and Language qualification
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to maintain an organised and professional working environment
  • Significant experience of direct work with children and families
  • Experience of working in family homes
  • Child development
  • Safeguarding and child protection
  • Ability to work in partnership with children and families and also with other agencies and professionals
  • Ability to work on own initiative and under supervision
  • Ability to motivate self and other to achieve change
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and families in individual and group settings
  • Ability to maintain accurate written records and produce concise and informative reports
  • Ability to recognise own limitations where specialist skills are required
  • Good ICT skills
  • Positive, professional manner
  • Good communication skills
  • Committed to professional development and performance management
  • Willingness to undertake duties outside normal working hours as required

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment.

Apply now

To apply for the position, please complete our application form on our website.

Kings Heath Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.



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More about Kings Heath Primary Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: North Oval, King's Heath, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN5 7LN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 751165