An exciting opportunity has arisen at Sandwell Community School for a Family Support Worker.
Vulnerable young people in Alternative Provision (AP) are at high risk of disengaging from education and becoming involved in serious violence.
Following commitments laid out in the government’s beating crime plan, the Department for Education has provided funding to support young people most at risk of serious violence or gang exploitation, preventing them from entering a life of crime and helping them move into further education, employment or training.
Keeping young people engaged in their learning can be absolutely vital in preventing them from being drawn into serious violence or exploited by gangs. That is why we are setting up these taskforces to provide the intensive and targeted help these vulnerable young people need, not only for their education but also for their wellbeing, to ensure they stay on the right track that will ultimately provide them with the bright future they deserve.
Children and Families Minister Vicky Ford
The pilot initially ran for 2 year, however had recently recived further funding until 2025. The purpose of the pilot is to test the impact of co-locating in AP schools, specialist workers from across health, education, social care, youth services and youth justice. Co-locating this workforce full-time in AP should remove the need for referrals to outside services and provide opportunities for practitioners to build trusted relationships with AP pupils.
Each Taskforce will focus on reducing truancy, NEET rates, involvement in serious violence, and improving mental health and well-being.
If you are interested in working with other professionals to change the lives and improve the futures of Sandwell Community School’s young people – what are you waiting for…..
Applicants will need to be confident and enthusiastic about working in a school environment with KS3 & 4 pupils who have a range of complex issues and challenging behaviours.
Application packs are available to download below. Completed application forms should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date.
CVs will not be accepted.
Please ensure application forms are signed if sending via email.
If shortlisted for interview you will be contacted either via email or via a telephone call. If you do not receive such an email or call, please conclude that you have not been shortlisted. Please ensure you check your junk/spam boxes as well as your inbox incase any correspondence has been delivered there.
An online search will be undertaken on all shortlisted candidates. This search does not form part of the shortlisting process and you will have the opportunity to discuss any issues of concern that may arise from this search at the interview.
Sandwell Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post holder will be expected to contribute to safeguarding in accordance with the agreed policy. An enhanced DBS clearance is required for this role.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and is eligible for an enhanced DBS check including a Children's Barring List Check. If you are barred from working with children you are breaking the law if you apply for this post
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.
Hours: 37 hrs, Term Time Only
Grade: Grade E, SCP 18-25 (£27,344 - £32,020 p.a) Actual Salary is £23,979 - £28,941 p.a
Location: Sandwell Community School, Westminster Road, West Bromwich. B71 2JN
Closing Date: 07/01/2024
Visits to The School: By Appointment, please contact the school directly