Practitioner (School Home Support) - Charity

23 Mar 2019
27 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a dynamic charity with proven impact. For over 30 years it has been working with children and young people struggling to stay in school due to a wide range of complex family issues. They get children and young people back into school ready to learn, whatever it takes.

School-Home Support Practitioner - based in Islington: St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, St John’s Upper Holloway CE Primary School and Ashmount Primary
Full time, 5 days a week (term time only)
Fixed term contract for 1 year initially
Salary range starting from: £20,574 pa

This is an opportunity to support children and families in Islington to improve attendance, aspirations and welfare. The practitioner will work with pupils across three Islington primary schools who have issues with attendance and punctuality. The practitioner will engage pupils and their families to identify and resolve issues affecting pupil’s attendance. The role will include working with the whole family to tackle issues which are causing poor attendance and behaviour, helping parents to become more engaged with their child’s learning and engaging parents in family learning.

Successful candidates will have experience working in a school environment, using SIMS to track and report on attendance and strong abilities in engaging challenging children and their parents. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of our client's established teams.

Duties of the role:

Engage with targeted families, deliver practical and emotional support
Analyse attendance data and identify referrals in liaison with schools
Undertake work supporting improved attendance across the school
Engage parents in the playground, raising profile and awareness of support available
Encourage parental engagement in children’s learning
Conduct home visits and welfare checks where necessary
Support wider parental engagement in school
Liaise and signpost with other services where appropriate
Support the school’s safeguarding processes
Provide termly reports for funding partners and schools

Closing date for applications is Midnight Monday 15th April
1st stage interviews to be the week commencing: Thursday 18th April 2019
2nd stage interviews at the school: The week of the 22nd April 2019

To Apply and for More Information:

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These roles are subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

Our client takes very seriously the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring that their safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. Their safeguarding policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances.

They are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

No agencies please.

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