SHS Practitioner - Gateway Primary Academy and Mereside Primary Academy

About School-Home Support

School-Home Support is a dynamic charity working to ensure every child is in school ready to learn. 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 issues. We get children and young people back in school ready to learn, whatever it takes.

SHS Practitioner – Gateway Primary Academy and Mereside Primary Academy

Five days a week, term time only.

Starting salary: £18,074 per annum to £20,401 per annum depending upon experience.

This is an opportunity to work alongside both Gateway Primary Academy and Mereside Primary Academy to support children and families to improve issues which are causing poor attendance and behaviour, and helping parents to become more engaged with their child’s learning, attainment and aspirations. The SHS Practitioner will work with pupils and their families to provide practical and emotional support to vulnerable families across the school.

The successful candidates will have experience working in a school environment, be a motivated creative thinker and have strong abilities in engaging challenging children and their parents.

Duties of the role

  • Provide targeted casework for vulnerable pupils and families.
  • Organise group work for both children and families.
  • Provide one-on-one emotional and practical support for families.
  • Encourage parental engagement in learning.
  • Undertake work supporting improved attendance.
  • Support wider parental engagement in school.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Collate and utilise data and statistics and produce reports for the funder, sometimes at short notice.
  • Support families and children transitioning to secondary school.

Read the job description here.

For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Loy on07983 436 034.

To apply for this post, please fill in an application form and send to recruitment@shs.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 18th May at 9am

First stage interviews will be held: Thursday 20th May

Second stage interviews will be held: Friday 21st May

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. All roles above are subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.