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Home School Support Worker - Part-time

St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-3755-63S
  • Posted:28/06/2022
  • Pay:NJC
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:06/07/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week begining 11th July


Home School Support Worker

Grade: C1

Hours: 32.5 hours per week term time only.

Location: St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1YH

We are seeking to appoint a Home School Support Worker to promote and further strengthen the link between home and school, providing support for families experiencing challenging circumstances. At St Mary's we are committed to working in partnership with parents to improve educational opportunities and future life chances of pupils.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Highly motivated and organised;
  • Have knowledge and understanding of child development;
  • Have knowledge and understanding of how schools operate and their relationships with the LEA and key agencies;
  • Able to use the computer effectively and has a knowledge of SIMS management system used in schools;
  • Able to understand the need for confidentiality;
  • Have excellent communication skills;
  • Confident with being out in the local community supporting our families;
  • Have a full driving licence/access to a vehicle/willingness to travel in return.

We offer:

  • An inclusive and caring ethos;
  • Enthusiastic, well-motivated and happy children;
  • Welcoming and supportive staff;
  • A well-resourced school;
  • Exceptional opportunities for professional development;
  • A wider professional learning community;
  • A supportive Governing Body;
  • A caring school and parish community.



The Home School Support Worker role is wide and varied and will include liaising with class teachers and encouraging effective dialogue between parents, carers and teachers regarding their children’s wellbeing and progress. You will need to be confident in providing a wide range of advice to parents, signposting them to outside agencies, making referrals and liaising with the Children's Health Team. You will work closely with Medway Attendance Service to identify pupils with poor attendance, work with parents to discover the reasons and implement measures to address the issues. Your day will include supporting children who have been identified as having SEMH needs by delivering 1:1 and small group interventions with the aim of improving self-esteem and promoting positive behaviour and engagement in learning (ELSA training would be beneficial). You will also be asked to support the Inclusions Leader and Headteacher in supporting staff, parents and pupils.



St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory References, Health Check and DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) for Children and Vulnerable Adults and proof of right to work in the UK. We are an equal opportunities employer.


Closing date:      6th July 9am                        Interviews: Week beginning 11th July

Information about the school

St Mary's is a successful and happy school, combining a caring Catholic ethos with enthusiastic learners. Children's behaviour is outstanding due to our commitment to high expectations and a positive approach to learning.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01634 856 459


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).