Family Support Practitioner – Blackpool (Maternity Cover)

School-Home Support is a dynamic charity with proven impact. For over 30 years it has been working with children and young people struggling to stay in school due to a wide range of complex family issues. We get children and young people back into school ready to learn, whatever it takes.

Family Support Practitioner – Maternity Cover (12 months)

Full-time post to be based in schools across Blackpool

Salary starting from £22,438 per annum

The post-holder will work closely with the Local Authority and Schools to deliver targeted casework and other activities to promote educational outcomes for disadvantaged children, young people and their families. The role’s main focus will be on improving school attendance and engagement in learning. This is to be achieved by building a bridge between school and home, including regular home visits and other forms of outreach work. The successful candidates will work with the whole family to tackle issues which are causing poor school attendance and exclusions.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team in Blackpool. The successful candidate will have good experience of working effectively with social and emotional factors affecting a child’s capacity to learn, strong abilities in engaging challenging children and their families, and a confident ability to form professional partnerships with children and their families.  

For an informal discussion about the position please all Sarah Loy on 07985 436034

Please see the job description for full details.

To apply for this post, please fill in an application form and send to


Closing date for applications:  5pm Friday 30 July 2021

Interviews: w/c 2 August 2021

Start date: As soon as possible


School-Home Support takes very seriously the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring that our safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. Our safeguarding policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check