Practitioner (School Home Support) - Charity

Blackpool, Lancashire
Starting salary: £20,505 to £23,145 depending upon experience
23 Jul 2018
19 Aug 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Our client is a dynamic charity working to ensure every child is in school ready to learn. 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 issues. They get children and young people back in school ready to learn, whatever it takes.

Looking for a new challenge for the new academic year?

School Home Support Practitioner
Term time plus 6 weeks
Fixed term contract for 1 year with potential to extend
Starting salary: £20,505 to £23,145 
depending upon experience

This is an opportunity to work alongside Montgomery High School to support children and families to improve issues which are causing poor attendance and behaviour, helping parents to become more engaged with their child’s learning attainment and aspirations. The practitioner will work with pupils in Montgomery High School who are falling behind their peers in literacy and/or numeracy, by removing any barriers to their learning. Another crucial part of the role will be to provide practical and emotional support to vulnerable families across the school.

The role will include working with the whole family to tackle poor attendance and behaviour, helping parents to become more engaged with their child’s learning and engaging parents in family learning. Successful candidates will have experience working in a school environment, delivering learning programmes and strong abilities in engaging challenging children and their parents. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of their established teams.

Duties of the role:

  • Providing targeted casework for vulnerable pupils and families
  • Organise group work for both children and families
  • Provide 1:1 emotional and practical support for families
  • Encourage parental engagement in learning
  • Undertake work supporting improved attendance
  • Support wider parental engagement in school
  • Work as part of a team
  • Collate and utilise data and statistics and produce reports for the funder
  • To provide additional after school clubs throughout the school week for small cohorts of students
  • To offer support to families on their caseload throughout the holidays, occasionally providing sessions for families and students.

Closing date for applications: Midnight, Sunday 19th August 2018
1st stage interviews to be on: Thursday August 23rd 2018
2nd stage interviews at the school: Friday August 24th 2018
Potential start date: Monday 27th August 2018


To find out more information and apply for this position, please click the apply button. You will then be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to the employer’s website.

Our client 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. All roles above are subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

No agencies please.

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