Family Support Worker (fixed term) - Grafton Primary School, Islington

Location: Grafton Primary School, Islington, N7 6AR

Hours: 3 days per week term time only – 21 hours per week

Salary:£12,344 – £13,741 per annum

Closing date: 22 August 2022

First stage interview date: 1 September 2022

Second stage interview date with school: To be confirmed

This is a fixed term contract until March 2023.

Our mission at School-Home Support is simple. We get children and young people back in school ready to learn, whatever it takes. The work we do is truly life changing, you should join us on this mission.

We are looking for a Support Practitioner to join our team and to make a difference in children’s lives every single day. As the Support Practitioner, you will work in close partnership with school staff to deliver a programme of casework to promote and improve educational outcomes for the children and their families we support. You will also focus your support to help improve attendance, punctuality and engagement in learning.

You will have excellent relationship building , creative and communication skills with a proven ability to communicate with a wide group of people.

You’ll have previous experience of:

  • working and engaging with parents, carers or guardians, children or individuals through individual and/or group-based support
  • working in an educational environment
  • working effectively with social and emotional factors affecting a child’s capacity to learn
  • working with families from diverse communities

To view the job description please click here.

To apply for the role please download the application form here and then send your completed form to recruitment@shs.org.uk by 10am on Monday 22nd August. The subject line in your email should be Grafton Primary School.

We are committed to maximising staff wellbeing and creating an inclusive, safe environment where everyone feels comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work. To find out more about our current initiatives and offerings, please view our EDI & Wellbeing initiatives document which you can find here.

As an employer we offer:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement – 28 days and bank holidays
  • Perkbox membership
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Life assurance
  • Pension scheme

For an informal and confidential chat about the role please email Daniel Newman, HR Manager at daniel.newman@shs.org.uk.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please email recruitment@shs.org.uk or call HR on 020 7426 5000 if you need any special arrangements or adjustments to help you take part in this recruitment process.

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. All roles at SHS are subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.