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Child and Family Support Worker

Local Government (NJC): Scale 5

Main area
Child and Family Support Worker
Grade
Local Government (NJC): Scale 5
Contract
Part Time, Fixed term - 3 years
Hours
17.5 Hours per week
Job ref
DRA/537
Site
Arvon Road, London N5 1PJ
Town
London
Salary
Actual Salary: £11,147 to £11,760 pro rata
Closing
09/02/2020 23:59
Interview date
13/02/2020

A rare and great opportunity: Drayton Park Primary School is recruiting!

Child and Family Support Worker

Salary Grade: Scale 5 - Spine Point 12-15

Salary Range: £25,833 to £27,255 per annum

Actual Salary: £11,147 to £11,760 pro rata

Contract: Part time, 17.5 hours per week (these can be very flexible), TTO, Fixed Term for 3 years

Required for an immediate start 

Drayton Park is a vibrant and successful primary school in Islington, with a high-performing, creative, child-centered, inclusive and very friendly staff team. We are currently recruiting for a part-time Child and Family Support Worker with a desire and passion to make a real difference to the lives and life-chances of our children.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Work with the Inclusion team, families, parents and carers to overcome barriers to learning
  • Help drive improved attendance and punctuality
  • Deliver a range of family learning
  • Provide support and guidance for parents
  • Signpost parents/carers to the support they need
  • Work with pupils to improve self-esteem and build confidence and resilience

We are looking for candidates with:

  • The ability to act as advocate, mediator and negotiator for our parents and carers in a range of situations
  • Significant experience of working with and engaging parents/carers and children through individual and/or group-based support
  • The ability to develop and deliver a range of family learning opportunities to support parents/carers to engage more fully in their child’s learning and to reintegrate parents into work or study
  • An understanding of how to promote good school attendance and punctuality and how to tackle poor attendance (Including persistent absence or exclusion)
  • Drive, enthusiasm, resilience and positive attitudes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong partnership skills, including ability to work professionally and confidently in close liaison with schools and other agencies

We can offer you:

  • Diverse, motivated, creative, happy children.
  • A genuinely child-centered approach.
  • A very supportive team.
  • A real focus on staff development.
  • A commitment to inclusive practice at all levels.
  • High expectations and great outcomes for pupils.
  • A real commitment to the welfare and wellbeing of all pupils and staff.
  • A stimulating working environment

Visits to the school are encouraged and can be arranged as follows:

To arrange please call the school office on 020 7607 4142. 

If you wish to visit the school but are unable to make any of the dates above, please still call and we will try to arrange another time.

Drayton Park Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) with barred list check is required for all successful applicants.

Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Visits to the school are encouraged and can be arranged as follows:

To arrange please call the school office on 020 7607 4142. 

If you wish to visit the school but are unable to make any of the dates above, please still call and we will try to arrange another time.