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Family Support Practitioner - Full-time

Herne Bay Junior School, Herne Bay

  • Ref:KCC886-5206-182S
  • Posted:11/09/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 7
  • Start Date:November/December 2023
  • App Close Date:09/10/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:20th October 2023


Do you have excellent relationship building and communication skills? Do you have experience of providing pastoral support to children and families? Can you work effectively with social and emotional factors affecting a child’s capacity to learn? 

We are looking to appoint an efficient and well organised colleague with excellent interpersonal skills to join our inclusive, high-performing and collaborative team. 

Some young people experience difficulty engaging with school and can find themselves struggling with poor attendance, low self-esteem, anxiety or behaviour issues that create barriers to their learning and enjoyment of school. This role will involve working directly with young people and their families to help improve their motivation, participation and engagement with school so they are able to achieve their full potential.  

The hours of work will be 8:15am - 3:45pm per week (paid 45 weeks). 

We strongly recommend that you visit the school prior to application. Please contact Hollie Edwards (Director of Mental Health & Wellbeing) via the office 01227 374608 to arrange.

We look forward to meeting you!

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS check will be sought from the successful candidate.

Information about the school

Herne Bay Junior School is situated on the coast, close to Herne Bay town centre. Our large four form entry co-educational Foundation School caters for junior age range (7-11 years). We offer excellent teaching facilities including 16 well equipped classes, specialist teaching rooms and extensive playing fields. We pride ourselves on ensuring that pupils have the best possible opportunity to enjoy school and make excellent progress in all that they achieve.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01227) 741055


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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 Education.