We are looking
for an enthusiastic, highly skilled, and flexible Family Support Worker to work
across our schools.
candidate will play a crucial role in offering practical and emotional support
to our pupils, parents, and families. This post would suit someone who
has worked in a welfare capacity, who is non-judgemental with a commitment to
supporting others and to help us expand our early help offer and support safeguarding our children and their futures.
The Family Support worker
will carry out planned
programmes of work with individuals and support schools and their families.
This will ensure children and young people get the best start in life. The post holder
should be prepared at times to work alone in families’ homes and have an
ability to respond quickly to changing needs and circumstances; this may
include travelling to other service areas.
- Provide a consistent, reliable and outcome focused support service to a
caseload of families.
- Work with parents, carers and children promoting
their emotional health and well-being through a relationship-based
- Develop a portfolio of resources, interventions, and training
a family assessment and develop a clear set of objectives and targeted
- Establish and maintain effective multi-agency links with key partner
agencies to promote an integrated and joined up approach.
- Ensure that programmes of support for parents are available both formally
and informally. This will be initiated through assessment
and local intelligence gathering to ascertain needs of the family.
- Be alerted to safeguarding issues within a family, raising these as appropriate.
- Support and enable families to feel confident so exit the service
- Attend and participate in relevant multi-agency meetings, and prepare detailed reports.
- Develop excellent relationships with a range of staff across Early Help,
Adult and Children’s Services as well as with non-statutory partner
As an organisation assessing applicants’ suitability for positions which are included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order using criminal record checks processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), TEAM Education Trust complies fully with the code of practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. TEAM Education Trust undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a criminal record check on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed.
TEAM Education Trust is committed to the fair treatment of its staff and potential staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with criminal records.
Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar a person from working in school. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of the offence(s).
At Application stage, you will be asked to declare Criminal Records. At interview, or in a separate discussion, TEAM Education Trust ensures that an open and measured discussion takes place on the subject of any offences or other matter that might be relevant to the position. Failure to reveal information that is directly relevant to the position sought could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment.
Failure to declare a relevant conviction, caution or pending police action, will disqualify the applicant from appointment or result in summary dismissal if the discrepancy comes to light later.
Please follow the link to find details of school policy: Policies & Statutory Information | Together Everyone Achieves More (teameducation.org)
Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All school posts involve working with children and therefore the successful candidates will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
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