Family Support Worker – Attendance
Start date: 02 January 2024
Location: Ark Alexandra Academy, Hastings, East Sussex
Salary: Ark Outside London Support Scale 8, Pay Points 20-28: £30,295 to £36,648 (pro rata)
Actual salary: £26,058.78 – £31,523.42
Hours: Full Time - 36 hours per week, term time only (39 weeks per year)
Contract: Fixed term to 31 December 2024 due to funding
Closing date: 9.00am, Tuesday 05 December 2023
Interview date: Monday 11 December 2023
Would you like to be instrumental in helping remove barriers to student progress and development?
This is a rare opportunity to join a new attendance team working across Hastings Primary and Secondary Schools to improve attendance and re-engage pupils with their education. The successful candidate will have a key role in supporting schools and families to overcome challenges that cause low attendance. Once established in the role, the successful candidate will also assess, develop and deliver programmes and interventions for targeted students to increase their motivation and address the social, emotional & mental health needs of students to remove barriers to their progress and development.
We need someone who is proactive, has excellent communication skills, is experienced in establishing successful learning relationships with young people and adults and has a genuine passion for and belief in the potential of every student. The ability to remain calm and professional under pressure in a busy environment is essential.
This is a fixed term role created through external funding with a specific project focus to improve attendance. The Partnership Attendance Lead and Attendance Co-Ordinator roles are also fixed term roles which have been developed specifically for this project.
For more information please read the job description and person specification in the information pack available for download from here.
As the ideal candidate you will:
- Have experience of working with and motivating young people
- Have a helpful, positive and patient nature
- Have experience in developing and implementing high quality programmes and interventions for students
- Be resilient, calm and professional under pressure
- Have a flexible attitude towards work
Ark Alexandra is a two-campus secondary academy with a Sixth Form provision in Hastings, East Sussex and is the largest secondary with 6th form in the Ark network. A popular school, we have grown to have over 1,600 students this year. We work across a split site which brings with it unique opportunities for growth and development.
As a Church of England school, our values of faith, excellence and kindness underpin our ethos, culture and behaviour. We have an inclusive admissions policy that welcomes, without preference, students of all faith and none.
We offer health benefits such as Local Government Pension Scheme with a generous employer contribution, subsidised gym membership, Cycle to Work scheme, Healthcare Cashplan and Employee Assistance Programme or if you prefer retail therapy, staff discounts (online and in-store) via instant vouchers or reloadable gift cards from the Ark Rewards scheme.
How to apply:
Please click here to complete an online application form by 9am on Tuesday 05 December 2023, however we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response. Early application is strongly encouraged. You will be able to pause, save and log back in to complete your application up until the vacancy closes.
If you have any questions about the role, please email ALEHR@arkalexandra.org
If you’re interested in further information about our school, please visit our website – www.arkalexandra.org
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.
Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link.
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies.
Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.
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