SHS Practitioner – St John's Catholic School, Gravesend

Job advert

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 St John’s Catholic School in Gravesend, 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.

Please see Practitioner Job Description for full details.

To apply for this post, please fill in an application form and send to 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: Sunday 7 March.

First stage interviews:  Tuesday 9 March.

Second stage interviews:  To be confirmed.

Please note interviews will likely take place online.

Start date: ASAP

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.

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