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Home School Support Worker - Temporary

St John's Catholic Primary School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-3708-80S
  • Posted:04/07/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 6
  • Start Date:1/9/22
  • App Close Date:14/07/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:18/7/22


Initially a one year contract. 35 hours per week, term-time only, 8.30am to 4.30pm

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic Home School Support Worker to join our caring, dedicated staff team.

The post holder will be based in school and will demonstrate a child-centered approach in providing support and guidance whilst creating effective working relationships between home, school and other relevant agencies.

The post holder will:
• have experience of working intensively to support families in order to promote the wellbeing and attainment of children
• have an excellent understanding of education safeguarding to be able to assist the Inclusion Manager and DSL by contributing to case conferences and the implementation of child protection plans
• support the Attendance Officer by working with families to improve punctuality and attendance across the school
• have a proven track record of planning, preparing and running high quality, outcome-focused parenting sessions and family work
• have the ability to organise themselves and manage a demanding caseload
• have excellent communication skills and IT competency
• have high expectations of themselves along with a commitment to whole school development and success

As the role will involve an element of working within the wider community, a clean driving license and access to a vehicle is essential.The following would be a distinct advantage:

• A therapeutic background (including an understanding of the benefit of therapeutic approaches)
• Experience of the positive handling/team teach approach
• A degree of flexibility within the working pattern to enable them to attend evening parents’ meetings    as and when required

In return we can offer:
• A welcoming and friendly community of committed and supportive staff, governors and parents.
• Enthusiastic children who are proud of their school and want to learn.
• A comprehensive induction programme and opportunities for personal and professional development.

Visits to the school are highly recommended. We would love to meet you.

Information about the school

St John’s is a happy and thriving 4-form entry Catholic Primary School, with a 100 place Nursery attached. Our Mission is to provide for the spiritual, ethical and moral education of our children, as well as to strive for outstanding academic excellence. Our strong Catholic ethos ensures that all staff and children feel valued and supported.

The school is graded as Good by Ofsted, but we are not resting on our laurels and the strong leadership team is driving rapid improvements.

Jonathan Shields HEADTEACHER

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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).