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Family Support Worker - Washingwell Primary School

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time
Advert Start Date:
25/11/2016
Advert End Date:
08/12/2016 23:59
Salary:
£21,057 - £23,166
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
157780
Employment Location:
Washingwell Primary School
Post Number:
P123895

Job details 

Closing date:
8 Dec


Further information

The Head Teacher and Governors of Washingwell Community Primary School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, empathetic and resilient Family Support Worker to join our team as soon as possible on a permanent basis.

The role of the Family Support Worker is to assist in tackling underachievement by working in partnership with families, parents, carers and children and young people in our school context. The focus of the role is to engage with children and their families within the school context to support positive choices and healthy relationships by developing groups and 1:1 support opportunities. The Family Support Worker will work with families in a non-judgemental way empowering them to access support services and educational opportunities, overcoming barriers to learning and participation, and impacting positively on outcomes for children.

Graded Good, Ofsted February 2016: 'The warm buzz that permeates the school, its positive ethos, helps pupils feel settled and welcome. The orderly environment is comforting and supports skills of independence.
The school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare is good. Pupils are involved in decision making, which effectively promotes their self-confidence and self-belief. Members of the pupil council, for example, are rightly proud of the changes they have wrought. This school respects pupils and their ideas and acts upon them.'

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a proven track record of and commitment to:
* be an effective team player
* forge strong relationships with pupils, parents, agencies and the wider school community
* play an active role in continued professional development
* be able to promote our school ethos by being an outstanding role model and leading by example

In return we can offer:
* Strong leadership with a clear vision shared by all
* Exemplary children who are eager to learn, laugh and grow in all areas of school life
* Dedicated staff who are committed to fulfilling our school moto of 'Achievement for All'
* A thriving community school with lots of opportunities for professional development

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting Miss C Bulman; School Business Manager on 0191 4884400.

Deadline for Applications is midnight on Thursday 8 December 2016
Short listing will take place on Friday 9 December 2016.
Formal Interviews will take place during week commencing Monday 12 December 2016.

Washingwell Community Primary School is a safeguarding school.
If successful you will need to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.
This post may require a declaration under the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2009 including Disqualification by Association.

Application packs are available on request from the school office via email or can be downloaded from the school website www.washingwell.gateshead.gov.uk.
Completed Application forms should be returned to Miss C Bulman, School Business Manager, Washingwell Community Primary School, Bucks Hill View, Whickham, NE16 4RB by midnight on Thursday 8 December 2016.

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