Family Support Worker

Archdiocese of Birmingham 

ST WULSTAN’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
a part of Christ the King Catholic Collegiate Multi Academy Company

Family Support Worker Grade 6
32 hours per week
Term time only (temporary for one year in the first instance)
FTE £19819-22401 (Actual Salary £14743-£16664)

The children staff and governors are seeking to recruit a Family Support Worker to help our most vulnerable children and families. St Wulstan’s is a kind and caring learning environment where staff and children are proud to be part of the St Wulstan’s school community. St Wulstan’s offers a rich curriculum, a wide variety of after school clubs and an excellent Care Club.

We have the highest ambitions for our children and families with our vision to give children the best start in life and to support families to be independent, responsible and successful by ensuring that we provide the highest level of support for our most vulnerable children.

The successful candidate will support our vision and our Catholic ethos working alongside the leadership team to mentor and support children and families towards better outcomes.

We are looking for a person who:

  • Supports us in delivering our Catholic ethos and mission throughout the school and the community.
  • Believes and subscribes to the positive growth mind-set philosophy
  • Can thrive in a busy, fast changing environment
  • Demonstrates a can do attitude, is a positive thinker and is solution focused.
  • Is self-driven to achieve the best outcomes for children and families.
  • Has excellent communication skills
  • Can carry out assessments and maintain own record keeping system.
  • Has experience of pupil mentoring and is confident to liaise with all parents/carers and any relevant family members to develop positive working relationships with families which can be sustained.
  • Has experience working as part of a multi-agency team on Early Help Action Plans.
  • Has the ability to consider the perspective of both the family and the school and can work closely with both to ensure a respectful and harmonious working relationship.
  • Will keep abreast of research and developments in the field
  • Will readily and passionately share their knowledge, skills and understanding.
  • Is familiar with safeguarding procedures and will actively promote the welfare of our children and any other vulnerable members of our school-wide community.

Visits to the school are encouraged. Please contact the school office to arrange a visit on 01782 973722.
Enquiries and completed applications should be emailed to office@stwulstansprimary.co.uk, please.
Closing date Monday 28th January 2019.

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