The Mead Educational Trust (TMET) is a growing partnership of primary and secondary schools situated in the East Midlands. The Trust draws its educational excellence from the established track record of the high-quality education provision of Rushey Mead Academy, the Trust's convertor academy.
TMET provides its academies access to a world-class education network and staff with an employer providing high quality professional development. We are committed to ensuring each academy enables every pupil to achieve the very best. We believe that together we make a positive difference.
Rushey Mead Academy is a thriving, oversubscribed, diverse and happy school with a long history of success. We have been rated by Ofsted as outstanding since 2007 and became one of the first Teaching Schools in 2011.
Family Support Worker
Fixed term for 1 Year in the first instance, Full Time, Term Time 41 hours per week
Start Date: 25th April 2022 (or sooner, if mutually agreed)
Job ref: FSW22/23
Grade 7, Scale Points 19 - 22 (£29,461-32,208 FTE)
Pro Rata Salary: £29,194- £31,916
41 hours per week, Term Time, plus 2 weeks Holiday hours (40 weeks per year) plus 3 Professional Learning Days
Monday to Thursday – 8:00am to 4:30 pm (with 30mins lunch)
Friday – 8:00am – 3:30pm (with 30mins lunch)
Plus 2 hours per week to be worked flexibly, as required by the department
We are looking to recruit a Family Support Worker to join our passionate and progressive Inclusion Team, to work in conjunction with the senior leadership team to improve the attendance and engagement of targeted students by providing focused practical and emotional support to those with students and families with complex needs.
We are looking to appoint a positive and enthusiastic person to join our highly supportive and growing team, who wants to work in a school where:
• strong, positive relationships are a strength of the school;
• all of our students are taught in mainstream lessons which allows them to thrive in a positive and productive learning environment;
• students of all ages and abilities readily demonstrate an eagerness to learn and make progress across the curriculum;
• outstanding behaviour is apparent throughout the school; students are polite, open and articulate, making it a pleasure to engage with them in lessons;
• professional Learning is a priority and time for this is integrated into the school day;
• all students, teachers and parents share a common vision to "make a positive difference".
The Family Support Worker role involves building trusting professional relationships with the hardest to reach students and targeted families in order for them to overcome any challenges they face and with a view to re-engaging them with their education and break down barriers to attendance, engagement and to empower parents to support students at home and by maintaining contact with the most vulnerable students during non-term time; make phone calls, check ins, drop ins, home visits as necessary. The successful candidate should be able to engage, motivate and support children, staff and parents.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure check.
How to apply:
If you are interested in this post, please read the Applicant pack for instructions.
Please see the documents listed below, which may assist you in making your application:
• Applicant Pack
• Job Description
• Application and Recruitment Process document
Closing Date: Monday 31st January 23:59pm
Interview Date: W/c 21st February 2022
Rushey Mead Academy is committed to:
• safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
• equal opportunities and equal value for staff and students, prevention of discrimination in its many forms
NO AGENCIES OR CV’s PLEASE
We are committed to keeping children and young people safe from harm and abuse and to promoting their welfare, and we expect that everyone who comes to work for us will share the same commitment. Fulfilling this responsibility includes making sure that our recruitment process includes a range of measures to identify those who may be unsuitable to work with children and young people.
In addition, all roles within the school/college are covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975, and are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. These posts may also be subject to further DBS re-checks at appropriate intervals. Further information about what the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 means for applicants is provided on the Application Form. Please note that having a criminal record is not an automatic bar from working with us: whether or not your criminal record has a bearing on the post you have applied for will be carefully considered as part of the recruitment process. This may involve a discussion with yourself about the circumstances and background to your offences