SHS Practitioner - Christ Church Primary School

School-Home Support Practitioner

Based in Christ Church Primary School, Tower Hamlets

Three days a week, term time only

School-Home Support

School-Home Support is a dynamic charity with proven impact. For over 35 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.

School-Home Support Practitioner

The post-holder will be based in a primary school in Tower Hamlets, focusing their support on improving attendance, punctuality and engagement of its pupils. 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 for the successful candidate, who 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

The 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, punctuality and engagement.

As over half of all students and their families have Bengali or Sylheti as their first language, the ability to speak Bengali and English fluently is an essential requirement of the post so that the Practitioner can effectively support as many members of the school community as possible. The ability to speak Sylheti, although not essential, would also be beneficial.

Please see Job Description for full details.

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

For an informal discussion please contact Natalie Murrison, Coordinator on 07811 996645

Salary range: £12,344 – £13,741 per annum – depending on experience.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 22nd April, midnight

First stage interviews: Tuesday 27th April

Second stage interviews: Friday 30th April (to be confirmed)

Please note that interviews will most likely take place online.

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. These roles are subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.