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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 May 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£25,000.00 - £35,000.00 Annually (FTE)

Family Support Worker job summary

Job Title: Family Support Worker (part time 0.5 fte)

DoWAT Central Team: Waxwell House, Pinner (schools are located across Hertfordshire and North London and a school base will be provided)

Pay Range: £25-35K pro rata depending on experience and qualifications (fixed term for 2 years Sept 2024-August 2026 in the first instance)

Directly reporting to: DoWAT SEND and Safeguarding Lead

Key relationships: SENCos, teachers and teaching assistants within each school

Overall Job Purpose:

We are seeking to appoint two dedicated individuals to join the newly formed DoWAT central SEND team as Family Support Workers. Each person will work on a part time basis (0.5 fte) and support school leaders and teachers to support a range of vulnerable pupils and families across our primary and secondary schools.

Each individual will play a pivotal role in providing comprehensive support to families within the DoWAT school communities (schools are located throughout Hertfordshire and North London).

Each successful candidate will collaborate closely with individual school SEND and Safeguarding leads to ensure the successful implementation of robust family support plans maintaining a consistent approach across the Trust. The Family Support Workers will play a key role in leading Team around the Family meetings and co-ordinating with other external services.

The ideal candidates will exhibit a compassionate and caring attitude, demonstrating an empathetic approach towards families in need. At DoWAT, we value resilience, and each successful candidate will showcase the ability to manage emotionally challenging situations with grace and determination.

Applicants will need to be proactive and self-motivated, demonstrating the initiative to address the diverse family support needs that may arise.

Key Responsibilities:

- Providing a high standard of support to families by developing and executing programs that cater to the diverse needs of families within the Trust.

- Facilitate effective communication and collaboration between families, schools, and other external agencies.

- Assess and address the unique needs of families, providing resources, referrals, and support as required.

- Plan and participate in community events to foster family involvement and support networks.

- Oversee day-to-day family support operations, aligning them with the trust's strategic priorities around the preferential option for the vulnerable.

- Contribute to the development of new systems and procedures, particularly related to family support initiatives.

- Prepare regular reports on family support matters for internal and external stakeholders.

- Maintain accurate records of family interactions and support initiatives.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and the post holder must be committed to safeguarding the welfare of children.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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