School-Home Support – Intensive Support Practitioner

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Contract: Temporary – 7 months
Term: Full-time
Salary: £22,438
Hours per week: 35 hours
Days per week: 5 days
Reporting to: Intensive Support Coordinator
Location: North Liverpool and South Sefton.

This is a key role in their organisation and they need the right candidates to be with them for the full duration of the fixed-term contract, therefore they are also offering a £2000 retention bonus (subject to tax and national insurance) which would be paid in the final salary upon completion of the full contract term.

School-Home Support has been working for 40 years to improve attendance, behaviour and attainment in schools by providing family support to tackle whole-family issues that get in the way of learning. Their mission is to get children and young people back into education and ready to learn – whatever it takes.

Using early intervention and partnering with schools, local authorities and communities, their practitioners work one-to-one with vulnerable families. They look past the classroom, tackling issues like poverty and mental ill-health, providing bespoke support to overcome barriers to learning.

The post-holders will work closely with the local authority and schools to deliver targeted casework and other activities to promote educational outcomes for disadvantaged children, young people and their families.

The role’s main focus will be on improving school attendance and engagement in learning. This is to be achieved by building a bridge between school and home, including regular home visits and other forms of outreach work. The Intensive Support Practitioner will work with the whole family to tackle issues that are causing poor school attendance and exclusions.

Successful candidates 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.

To read the full job description and to apply, please visit their website.

For more information, please email: nicola.williams@shs.org.uk or call 07917 518 972.

There is no formal closing date for this vacancy. Please note, this vacancy was published in November 2021 and may have expired since then.

Due to the rolling closing date, interviews will include WC 29 November 2021 and 6 December 2021 via Google Hangouts.

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