Primary Family Worker
We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic person to join our supportive team as a Family Worker.
The salary advertised will be adjusted pro-rata based on 42 weeks per year, 37.5 hours per week.
You will take on responsibilities in a range of areas, including student welfare support, attendance and punctuality of students and admissions and appeals. This position also incorporates the duties of Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for the academy.
As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With regular progression opportunities and outstanding CPD for support staff, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether at Harris Primary Academy Orpington, in one of our other 46 academies, or in our central team. Our aim is to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.
As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:
- The opportunity to develop and grow your career within the Federation.
- Performance and loyalty bonus
- Pension scheme (LGPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
- Bicycle Purchase and ICT loans
Click here for a full list of Harris benefits.
What we are looking for
We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. We are looking for:
- Knowledge of SEN, including a basic knowledge of special needs terms and their meanings
- Knowledge of many of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds
- Experience of working in a school or educational establishment
- Experience of working with young people who may have learning needs or challenging behaviour
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.
About Harris Primary Academy Orpington
Harris Primary Academy Orpington is a two-form entry school which opened in September 2016 in Bromley. We believe that every child is different and that everyone deserves the opportunity to be happy, secure and successful. The academy is surrounded by a large grounds which enables us to take our learning outside, including through Forest School.
Why work at Harris Primary Academy Orpington?
Harris Primary Academy Orpington is an ambitious two-form entry school, serving an amazing community of children in Orpington. The school has intelligent, witty and well-behaved children; an exciting curriculum; and a fantastic site including an extra large field and sports pitch.
We are located just ten minutes from Orpington Train Station on public transport, or alternatively you can use our car park. We became part of the Harris Federation in September 2016 and we are now looking for teachers to join us on the next steps in our academy transformation.
The Harris Federation
The Harris Federation is the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. We have an established reputation in transforming education in London and an unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.
Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation. We have transformed standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining the Harris Federation. Social mobility is the Holy Grail for the pupils we serve. The key to their futures is a high quality education.
We want every child in London to have the best possible education, enabling them to fulfil their potential and decide their own future.
Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement.