Family Support Worker, Liverpool

Location: Outreach based working across a range of primary and secondary schools

Hours: 35 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Salary: £23,007 – £25,969 depending on experience

Closing date: 10am on Friday 7 June

Please note: We will be interviewing candidates on an ongoing basis, as such we encourage you to submit applications early to avoid disappointment.

This is a fixed term position until March 2025.

 

Our mission at School-Home Support is simple. We get children and young people back in school ready to learn, whatever it takes. Is this a mission for you? Yes? Then read on.

We have new exciting opportunities for you to join School-Home Support’s expansion across Liverpool and the surrounding areas, in partnership with Liverpool City Council.

We have 2 full time vacancies and 1 part time vacancy (3 days per week).

The main focus of this role will be on improving school attendance and engagement in learning. You will achieve this by building a bridge between school and home, including regular home visits and other forms of outreach work. You will work with the whole family to tackle issues which are causing poor school attendance and exclusions.

You 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 their families.

You 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.

You’ll have previous experience of:

  • providing expert pastoral support
  • working and engaging with parents, carers or guardians, children or individuals through individual and/or group-based support
  • working in an educational or outreach environment
  • working effectively with social and emotional factors affecting a child’s capacity to learn
  • working with families from diverse communities

 

To view the job description please click here.

To apply for the role please download the application form here and then send your completed form to recruitment@shs.org.uk by 10am on Friday 7 June. The subject line in your email should be Liverpool Outreach.

We are committed to maximising staff wellbeing and creating an inclusive, safe environment where everyone feels comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work. To find out more about our current initiatives and offerings, please view our EDI & Wellbeing initiatives document which you can find here.

As an employer we offer:

  • Perkbox membership
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Life assurance
  • Pension scheme

 

For an informal and confidential chat about the role please email the recruitment team on recruitment@shs.org.uk

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please email recruitment@shs.org.uk or call HR on 020 7426 5000 if you need any special arrangements or adjustments to help you take part in this recruitment process.

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. All roles at SHS are subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.