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Senior Family Support Worker

Kings Heath Primary AcademyNorthamptonshire

Kings Heath Primary School is now recruiting for a Senior 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.

32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time).  Fixed Term Contract to August 2022.

NJC8-12 depending on experience.  £20,493-£22,183pa FTE (£15,740-£17,038.51pa pro rata).

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. 

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.

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 lead a team

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 by visiting our website.

An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

The David Ross Education Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

It is our objective to ensure that job applicants and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential. We do not discriminate against any applicants on the basis of any protected characteristics.

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