School-Home Support Practitioner- Liverpool - North Liverpool & Sefton

Our mission is to get children in school, ready to learn – whatever it takes. 

Using early intervention and partnering with schools, local authorities and communities, our practitioners work one-to-one with vulnerable families. They look past the classroom, tackling issues like poverty and mental ill-health, providing bespoke support to overcome barriers to learning.

We currently have 11 exciting opportunities to join School-Home Support’s expansion into our newest area Merseyside.  Initially, these roles are for a 7-month fixed term contract with the possibility of a further extension, funding permitted.

Intensive Support Practitioner x 11 – Full-time posts to be based across schools across South Sefton and North Liverpool

The post-holders 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 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 Intensive Support Practitioner will work with the whole family to tackle issues that are causing poor school attendance and exclusions.

Successful candidates will have good experience working effectively with social and emotional factors affecting a child’s capacity to learn, strong abilities to engage challenging children and their families, and a confident ability to form professional partnerships with children and their families.  

 

Salary starting from £22,438

‘This is a key role in our organisation and we need the right candidates to be with us for the full duration of the fixed-term contract, therefore we are also offering a £2000 retention bonus (subject to tax and national insurance) which would be paid in the final salary upon completion of the full contract term. 

Receipt of the retention bonus will be subject to terms and conditions which will be detailed at the offer stage’

 

Please see the Job Description for full details. 

To apply for this post, please send your CV to: recruitment@shs.org.uk 

Closing date for applications is: Tuesday 7th December 9 am

Interview: Thursday 9th and Friday 10th and WC 13th 2021 via Google Hangout 

Start Date: Ideally 4th January 2022

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, as we may close this advert at any time, and earlier than the above deadline, should we receive sufficient applications.

For more information please contact Nicola Williams, Family Intervention Manager on – nicola.williams@shs.org.uk or 07917 518 972  

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.