4 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    31 January 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 December 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

FTE: £33,443.00 - £34,825.00 per annum Actual: £29,662.51 - £30,888.29

Pay scale

Grade R6, spine points 35 - 38

What skills and experience we're looking for

To work with families, children and the school to provide early intervention, signposting, support and guidance, particularly in times of change and stress. To provide a link between home and school that ensure good, consistent and effective communication between the two. The Home School Link Worker needs to develop strong partnerships with outside agencies and form positive working relationships with families to enable effective support for pupils, students and their families. They will need to develop a good understanding of the complex needs of our learners and their families.

Some of the essential attributes and competencies include:

  • Level 2 Qualifications in English and Mathematics.
  • Relevant childcare, education, social care or health qualification to at least NVQ Level 3 or equivalent and/or considerable experience.
  • Nationally recognized qualification in education.
  • Up to date Designated Safeguarding Leading Training (willingness to complete this is essential).
  • Training in community work, counselling skills, or similar.
  • Training in facilitating parenting groups or experience of successful signposting.
  • Thorough knowledge of statutory services and relevant children’s legislation especially child protection and safeguarding.
  • Ability to work with children and families in a variety of settings within school, at home or in the community.
  • Ability to work in partnership with teachers and other professionals as well as agencies, voluntary groups and service providers.
  • Experience of handling complex Child Protection.
  • Evidence of experience of direct work with children and parents within a variety of settings and from a range of ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds including those who may not have previously accessed services.
  • Be reliable and trustworthy, able to use judgment in receiving and dealing with sensitive information.
  • The resilience to deal with challenging situations involving Child Protection issues.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details on the role.

What the school offers its staff

St Dominic’s School is a rewarding and inspirational place to work where pupils and students enjoy the holistic programmes and educational opportunities offered to them by nurturing staff whose goal is to encourage growth, development and independence in preparation for further education and employment. To find out more about us visitwww.stdominicsschool.org.uk.

St Dominic's School is a rewarding place to work. We seek to recruit high quality people to join our amazing and supportive team!

Benefits include: Free car parking, lunch provided on site, and Employee Assistance Programme.

Please note that we may close this advert and interview before the closing date if we receive applications from exceptional candidates.

Commitment to safeguarding

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applying for the job

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About St Dominic's School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 19
School size
146 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 19
Phone number
01428 684 693

St Dominic’s School is a special academy in Surrey and provides outstanding education for pupils and students aged 7-19 typically with a primary diagnosis of Speech Language & Communication Needs and/or Autistic Spectrum Condition. The school is located in Hambledon, close to Witley, Milford, Guildford and Godalming. We are part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a specialist Trust with 12 Academies and seven College Centres across London, Surrey and Sussex. At St Dominic’s we believe passionately in a multi-disciplinary, ‘needs led’ approach to meeting each child’s and young person’s needs, resulting in carefully managed groupings, including specialist intervention work from our in house therapeutic team. The school works closely in partnership with families, referring authorities and external agencies to coordinate the best possible education, care, guidance and support for its pupils and students.

Arranging a visit to St Dominic's School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email zpetkova@stdominicsschool.org.uk.

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