London, Greater London

£24,955 pa, depending upon experience



Job Description

This is an opportunity to work alongside Arco Academy to support young people 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.

School-Home Support (SHS) 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. We get children and young people back in school ready to learn, whatever it takes.

School-Home Support Practitioner - Arco Academy, Camberwell (Alternative Provision Based)
Location: Arco Academy, Camberwell
5 days-a-week - Term time only (plus 4 weeks)
Fixed term contract for 3 years with potential to extend
Salary: £24,955 pa, depending upon experience

The practitioner will work with pupils and their families in Arco Academy to provide practical and emotional support to vulnerable families across the school. The role will require you to deliver a programme of casework to promote educational outcomes, positive behaviour, and supporting parents in their homes

This is an exciting role and the successful candidate 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 parents, and a confident ability to form professional partnerships within the setting and with other agencies.

Duties of the role:

  • Provide targeted casework for vulnerable pupils and families
  • Organise group work for both young people and families
  • Provide one-to-one mentoring with individual children and parents, setting personal development goals.
  • Provide 1-to-1 emotional and practical support for families
  • Provide transition support back to mainstream education
  • Encourage parental engagement in education
  • 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

Closing date for applications: Monday 8th October 2018
1st stage interviews to be on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
2nd stage interviews at the school: Thursday 11th October 2018
Potential start date: TBC


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply on Website' button to be directed to the School-Home Support website where you can download the relevant information pack and application form. 

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and require all successful applicants to undertake an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

School-Home Support takes very seriously the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring that our safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. Our safeguarding policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances.

SHS is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

No agencies please.

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