TA Family Support Worker

Job Vacancy

Family Support Worker

Permanent, 37.5 hours per week, term time only

WPT Band 5 £22,627 – £24,491 (£19,845 – £21,480 pro rata)

As soon as possible

Thrybergh Logo - Colour - 2021

thrybergh academy

thursday 14th july 2022 (noon)

About us

At Wickersley Partnership Trust, students and learning are at the centre of everything we do. We nurture the development of knowledge, creativity, skills and understanding to help our children develop into happy, healthy, caring and successful citizens. We do this in a safe and positive learning environment where every individual is valued, self-belief is encouraged and each individual is able to achieve their full potential.

Wickersley Partnership Trust was founded in 2014 with charitable status and currently comprises of 8 primary schools and 5 secondary schools (including 1 sixth form) across Rotherham and neighbouring counties. WPT is committed to ensuring that all students have the best educational experience possible, and to do this, we recognise the importance of supporting our staff thoroughly in their professional development through the dissemination of best practice and collaboration, and through reflecting and debating on their practice. More about WPT’s vision can be found on our website.

About the role

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and energetic Family Support Worker to provide learning support to identified students within Thrybergh Academy. You must possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our students and share our single goal of ‘students first’.

You should ideally have an understanding of learning strategies, have good communication skills, both written and oral, be able to work as part of a team, independently within a classroom setting and 1:1 with students.

The successful candidate will focus on mental health SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health).

Duties include:

  • Providing an independent and confidential counselling service to pupils through individual sessions, responding to their personal, social emotional or educational concerns
  • Working closely with the pastoral team to ensure the wellbeing of pupils, maintaining confidentiality; to assist with safeguarding referrals when disclosures are made
  • Under the guidance of teaching staff, work with targeted pupils providing specific support to assist individuals or small groups in overcoming barriers to learning
  • Observing and providing feedback on pupil progress to assist teaching staff in identifying individual needs
  • Mentoring pupils on a 1:1 basis to assist in the implementation of individual learning plans
  • Planning and delivering SEMH interventions and review progress
  • Providing additional support to pupil’s enabling them to access resources
  • Assisting in building relationships and communicating with pupil’s families and guardians to ensure they are kept up to date with any concerns and progress
  • Maintaining pupil records to ensure accurate records are maintained

Please visit our new recruitment website to apply.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, the appointment will be subject to an enhanced criminal record check and satisfactory references.

Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

Please note we operate safer recruitment and we do not accept CVs, all applicants must complete an application form in full.