School-Home Support Practitioner – Erkenwald Centre Dagenham (starting 3 days a week with the possibility of being increased to 5 days a week, term time only)

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.

Through a mixture of growth and staff turnover we now require the following post:

School-Home Support Practitioner – Erkenwald Centre Dagenham (starting 3 days a week with the possibility of being increased to 5 days a week, term time only)

This is a varied role and the post-holder will be based within a PRU. The post-holder will work in close partnership with school staff to deliver a programme of casework and other activities to promote educational outcomes for disadvantaged children and families.  The post-holder will need to be persistent, resilient and tenacious along with having the experience of working with hard to engage parents.

This is an exciting opportunity and successful candidates 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 along with experience of transition work

Post holder will work alongside key school staff in school to promote excellent attendance, reduce levels of absence and work with children and families to promote high levels of attendance and punctuality. To apply for this post please visit our website www.shs.org.uk.

Please see job descriptions and person specifications for full details on our website.

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

For an informal discussion please contact Jameela Gidden on 0845 337 0850

Starting salary: £13,741 per annum 3 days a week (rising to £22,901 per annum 5 days a week should the number of days be increased).

Closing date for applications is Midnight Sunday 20th January 2019   

First stage interviews:  23rd January 2019

Second stage interviews at the School: TBC

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. These roles are subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

 

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.schoolhomesupport.org.uk/about-us/jobs/