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Family Support Worker

Addington Special SchoolWokingham

32.5 hours per week, 41 weeks per year • Flexibility required to work hours during term time, after school, some evenings and during school holidays

Addington School is a large all age Outstanding Special School on the edge of Reading located in Woodley catering for pupils with a wide range of learning disabilities, many of whom also have associated sensory, motor, medical and behavioural needs.

We pride ourselves in our commitment to induction, professional development and on-going support to all of our staff.

An opportunity has arisen for a Family Support Worker to establish and foster good relationships with all parents/carers of pupils within school. You will be pro-active in identifying needs in order to support children and families, develop and run effective parent coffee mornings/workshops and will encourage parental involvement in the school and its activities.

With previous experience of working with pupils with special needs and families, you will have the ability to deal with sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy and will provide support to enable effective parenting. By supporting inclusive practice and focussing on preventative and early intervention activities, you will build relationships with vulnerable and ‘yet to be reached’ children. You will keep up to date with and maintain knowledge of the range of agencies and services available locally that parents might be signposted to and will actively promote the family support services provided by Children’s Services, Social Care, neighbouring LA partners etc.

For further information, please contact Amanda Cherry, HR Administrator on 0118 966 9073.

For further details, please visit To apply, please submit an application form to Please note, we are unable to accept CVs.

Closing date: Friday 22 January 2021

Interview date: Thursday 4 February 2021

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.