SHS Practitioner (Thurrock)

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

Olive AP Academy – Thurrock, Essex

Full-time role, 5 days per week (term-time only)

Salary from: £22,901 FTE per annum depending on experience

Olive AP Academy is a unique facility in Thurrock. Olive AP Academy is Thurrock educational alternative provision for secondary aged children and young people. You will work in close partnership with the setting. With a focus on improving and administering attendance, your role will also require you to deliver a programme of casework to promote educational outcomes,  positive behaviour and supporting parents in their homes This is an exciting role and the successful candidate 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 parents, and a confident ability to form professional partnerships within the setting and with other agencies.

Please see the job description for full details.

To apply, please fill in an application form and send to

For an informal discussion, please contact Kim Steward on 0207 426 5017

Closing date: 23:59pm, Sunday 5 April 2020

First stage interviews: Wednesday 8 April 2020

Second stage interviews: week commencing 20 April 2020


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. This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.