Home School Link Worker, Birmingham

Closing date:Expiring soon

Waverley SchoolBirmingham

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £17,007 - £19,446 (Full Time, Pro-Rata, TTO)
Contract term: Permanent

We are a Humanities Specialist College which became an all through school in September 2012. We achieved IIP Gold in December 2013.

At Waverley we try to create an environment which allows everyone to develop mutual respect for each other and a respect for learning. This is an exciting time to join Waverley School. 

We moved to new landmark buildings that provide everyone with state of the art facilities for learning, teaching and training. As part of the exciting growth plans for the School, we are expanding our team to meet future requirements. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team as a Home School Link Worker. This is a full time 36.5 hours per week position.

The Home School Link Worker will work preventatively with families, children and the school to provide early intervention, signposting support and guidance in times of change and stress, thus enabling improved attendance and behaviour by reducing family and environmental barriers to learning.  Applicants must have:

• Knowledge of child development

• An insight into the needs of young children and their parents

• A working knowledge and understanding of the Children’s Act 1989, particularly in relation to Child Protection

• A working knowledge of the Assesment Framework and Human Rights Legislation

• An understanding of ‘Every Child Matters; Children Act; National Occupational Standards on Working with Parents

• Good knowledge of the school system

The Home School Link Worker must be able to communicate confidently and build effective relationships with pupils, parents and other professionals as required.  A background in either Health, Social Care and or extensive experience of working with parents and families would be very beneficial. 

All applicants must be numerate and literate and educated to GCSE standard.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Home School Link Worker to further their experience and contribute to the positive achievement of our children

The successful candidates will need to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion. Only applications submitted on the schools application form will be accepted.

Waverley School is committed to the protection and safety of its students. 

For an application pack, please visit our website: www.waverley.bham.sch.uk 

The closing date for applications is 10.00 a.m. on Friday 25th January 2019.   Applications received after this time and date will not be accepted. Completed applications should be sent to applications@waverley.bham.sch.uk   Please note, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks from the closing date, please assume that on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful. For further enquiries please call 0121 566 6607.

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More about Waverley School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: 311 Yardley Green Road, Bordesley Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 5QA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 566 6600
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