Family Support Worker Merridale Primary School
Grade 5 Salary: £25878.00 - £29439.00 (Actual £4811.50 To £5475.28)
8 hours per week (days and times are flexible e.g. 1 day per week could be 8am-4.30pm with a 30 minute lunch break but days/times of working to be agreed upon appointment)
To commence as soon as possible.
Term time only
Merridale Primary School is a one-form entry school near to the centre of Wolverhampton. Our school is a happy and thriving place which serves a diverse community. We are committed to providing our children with a high quality education and support.
We wish to appoint an experienced individual to work with our Safeguarding and Inclusion Team to offer and coordinate pastoral, practical and emotional support to students and their families. Applicants will have experience of working with children and young people and have an excellent working knowledge of safeguarding as outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023. The successful candidate will have had experience of working closely with families to support with Early Help interventions and programmes of support for children and families.
The Family Support Worker will work with a range of vulnerable pupils, but give priority to those who need the most help, especially those experiencing multiple disadvantages including children who are looked after, children who have social care involvement, children with emotional, medical or additional needs, children with challenging behaviour and children with an EHCP.
The successful candidate will need to be organised, efficient and work effectively as part of a team to meet the needs of our children and families. You will need to be flexible and passionate and knowledgeable about supporting children and families in a school setting.
We are looking for a Family Support Worker who:
Has experience of working with children and families delivering support and interventions.
Has an excellent knowledge of safeguarding procedures.
Has knowledge and experience of the Early Help process and can use Eclipse.
Is able to arrange and lead meetings with families and other professionals.
Is able to communicate effectively, including keeping written logs and notes using CPOMS.
Is able to interact effectively with families, children and a range of agencies and professionals. Understands the importance of effective multi-agency working.
Can work independently, organising own workload effectively and in a timely manner.
Has a good knowledge of a range of issues, support and services for families and can signpost and engage with these.
Has a full, clean driving licence and access to own car with business use insurance.
Has an excellent standard of Literacy, Numeracy and IT skills.
Has experience of working positively with children presenting challenging behaviours
Is resilient and passionate about the social, emotional and mental well-being of young people
Can work effectively as part of a team and is committed to supporting children and their families.
The School can offer:
A friendly, supportive working environment. A caring team where children and families are at the heart of all we do.
Children who are well behaved and enjoy learning with creative, friendly and enthusiastic staff.
Opportunities for professional development and CPD.
This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. This role will entail working in regulated activity. Further details regarding this check is available by visiting: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service.
It is also subject to, where applicable, an overseas check on staff who have lived or worked overseas for a period of 3 months or more.
Shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online check.
This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to two very good references.
Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged. Please contact the school office to arrange a mutually convenient time.
To apply, contact the main school office for an application form. Please include a supporting statement that outlines why you think you should be Merridale Primary School’s next Family Support Worker.
Closing date: Monday 18th December 2023 at 12pm
Interviews: Week commencing 15th January 2024