Family Support Worker Required
Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: Full Time- 32.50 hours a week
Contract: Term Time Only- 39 weeks p.a.
Salary: £19,405 - £20,474 Grade 5 NJC12 to NJC15
The Auriga Academy Trust was established on 1st October 2016. The trust comprises of two separate and distinct special academies:
· Clarendon School
· Strathmore School
Clarendon is a community special school for pupils aged four to 16 with moderate learning difficulties, many of whom have additional complex needs, including autism.
Strathmore is a community special school for learners with complex learning difficulties. Many pupils have an additional diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or have additional physical and sensory disabilities.
The Auriga Academy Trust is founded on the vision that, through working together, we can provide outstanding learning experiences for the pupils and students in our communities, both now and in the future.
Under the closer collaboration that the Auriga Academy Trust brings, there are enhanced opportunities for sharing best practice, expertise and professional development. We are building on our expertise and experience to become a recognised national leader in special needs education. We will give staff the opportunity to gain and share knowledge, to encourage and inspire each other and others in our wider community. And we are actively addressing the demand for future specialist provision now.
Successful candidates will:
· A positive, non-judgemental, empathetic and sensitive approach.
· Experience of working with or good understanding of children with learning difficulties including SLD/ PMLD
· A good understanding of the challenges faced by the families you help.
· Good knowledge of child protection issues.
· Good communication and listening skills.
· Ability to remain un-biased towards a range of family situations.
Closing date for applications: midday 28th September 2020
Interviews: 2nd October 2020 ( remotely via Teams)
To apply for this post please refer to our school website where you can find a copy of the job description and the application form.
All applicants will undergo safeguarding screening, including checks with past and current employers and an enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.
Strathmore School is committed to providing equality of opportunity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced criminal record check with the DBS.