Home School Link Worker
£25,957 - £29,456 pa, pro rata (£18,518 - £21,014 pa, actual)
Part time, 30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time)
Where possible interviews will be held on site within our schools and we will adhere to our current Covid policy for external visitors. Otherwise interviews will be held remotely by Teams or Skype.
Working pattern: five days per week, 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday with a 30 minute unpaid break. This role will be working one day at Fox Grove School and four days at Linden Bridge School.
- Would you like to make a difference by working with the school in supporting families, children and young people?
- Are you an exceptional person who is keen to be part of this exciting new project?
- Do you have experience in community work, counselling or social care?
- Do you have good communication and people skills?
- Can you find solutions to problems?
- Are you well organised and able to work under your own initiative?
We have an exciting opportunity for a Home School Link Worker to join the teams at Fox Grove School and Linden Bridge School. The successful candidates will work directly with children and families, individually and in groups, particularly focusing on parenting skills, behaviour management and practical skills; while also supporting teachers in facilitating the emotional and educational development of targeted children.
The successful applicant must: be an excellent and passionate individual who is committed to supporting the teacher in providing innovative and challenging learning opportunities to ensure that all children reach their potential; have as a strong belief in inclusion and the right for each child to be successful whatever their needs and abilities; be enthusiastic about working as part of a year group team.
Fox Grove School is a brand- new special school, based in Leatherhead. Fox Grove will welcome all-ages (4-19) which will enable you to see the amazing part you play in supporting pupils to become successful independent adults. They will provide for pupils who have autism with complex social and communications needs.
Linden Bridge School is a special school in Worcester Park, Surrey for children and young people with complex communication and interaction needs. Originally part of the LIFT Partnership Multi Academy Trust, a family of schools who work together to use and share a wide range of expertise and services, LIFT Partnership has now merged with The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) from March 2021.
The successful candidate must have their own vehicle to use to travel for this role, mileage will be paid.
THPT value their staff very highly, as reflected in the excellent retention rates across the Trust. THPT also operate an extensive Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty & Service Awards, consideration of relocation packages, travel allowances and grants, access to discount schemes and membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme.
For more information about working within The Howard Partnership Trusts and what we can offer please visit www.thehowardpartnership.org
Closing date: 2 August 2021.
Interviews may happen earlier than the closing date by mutual agreement, early applications are encouraged.
Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Our Vision is to excel at ‘bringing out the best’ in young people of all abilities and aptitudes, and so increase their life chances for their future success and fulfilment.