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Family Support Worker - Full-time

Shears Green Junior School, Northfleet

  • Ref:KCC886-2431-162S
  • Posted:24/03/2023
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:27/03/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:4th April 2023


Family Support Worker - KR6

At Shears Green Junior School it is our mission for every child to be the very best version of themselves.  No matter their start point or background, children have equal opportunities to achieve their full potential.

We are looking for a talented professional who will be able to work under the direction of our Family Liaison Manager, to support families within our community. Your duties will include: 

  • Maintain regular communication with specific parents/carers and provide personalised support for families through issues as they arise
  • Put interventions in place to encourage parents/carers’ involvement in supporting pupils’ development and progress
  • Keep up to date on the latest services available in the local area so you can promote and signpost parents/carers to these via a range of communication channels (e.g. social media, newsletters, in meetings, etc)
  • Carry out home visits, where required 
  • Implement and monitor progress of action plans, working with parents/carers to make adjustments to support as necessary
  • Provide personalised support for parents/carers to help manage transition for their child
  • Support parents/carers through the application process for accessing local services and help them attend relevant meetings
  • Work with relevant staff to identify and bring onboard pupils and parents/carers that would benefit from personalised support
  • Develop action plans in consultation with relevant staff and professionals, where necessary
  • Provide mentoring to pupils
  • Provide supervision 

If you feel that you can match our vision, we want to hear from you!

We can offer you:

We have a bespoke Wellbeing package for every member of staff which includes physiotherapy, counselling etc

  • Each member of staff receives 1 Wellbeing day per year
  • A friendly, creative, committed team of staff in a school with a positive atmosphere
  • A supportive parent community
  • We offer clear pathways to professional development opportunities
  • A commitment to ensuring a good work-life balance
  • A large, oversubscribed school in lovely surroundings with forest school and a wildlife area.
  • Weekly planning opportunities in year groups

Shears Green Junior School is a popular over-subscribed four form entry school in Northfleet, Kent.  Transport links to M2/A2 are minutes away from the school. 

Closing date for applications : 12.00 noon Monday 27th March 2023

Interviews : Tuesday 4th April 2023

Please note that we reserve the right to interview candidates and appoint for this position earlier than the closing date. Please do not delay your application until the deadline for submission.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All appointments will be subject to an Enhanced DBS and satisfactory references.

Information about the school

Shears Green Junior School is a hive of activity. We pride ourselves on providing an engaging, exciting and immersive curriculum.

We are a supportive, friendly and professional group of staff whose moral purpose is to ensure each and every child becomes the very best version of themselves.

Shears Green is a large, popular, successful and over-subscribed junior school situated in Gravesham. There are currently 480 pupils on roll organised into 16 classes.

We are well resourced, have excellent ICT facilities, large splendid grounds, dogs, chickens and children who want to learn.

If you want to learn more about the school why not visit our website on www.shearsgreen-jun.kent.sch.uk.

Job Contact Information

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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.