School-Home Support Practitioner
Location: Primary School, Tower Hamlets
Hours: 3 days a week, term time only
Salary: £12,344 - £13,741 per annum - depending on experience
Our client 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. They get children and young people back into school ready to learn, whatever it takes.
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.
Closing date for applications is Midnight on Thursday, 22nd April 2021
1st Stage Interviews: Tuesday, 27th April, 2021
2nd Stage Interviews: Friday, 30th April, 2021
Please note that interviews will most likely take place online
Start Date: ASAP
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Our client is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
The charity takes very seriously the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring that their safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. Their safeguarding policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances.
This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.
No agencies please.