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Family Support Worker

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Reference:
9634
Organisation:
Thurston Community College
Place of work:
Bury St Edmunds
Salary details:
£29,055 pro rata
Job term:
Part Time
Hours:
Appointment:
Permanent
Closing date:
01 April 2019 09:00 AM
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Working in our thriving Inclusive Learning Hub, alongside our Inclusive Learning Co-ordinator, our tutors and our Clinical Psychologist, your role will be to support vulnerable and hard to reach students and their families to enable the students to maximise their learning potential.

You will be adept at forming positive relationships, empathetic and adaptable. You will have experience and / or knowledge of working with young people and families in crisis, the whole school approach to mental health and safeguarding.

Amongst the requirements of this position you will have responsibility for managing a caseload, leading parental workshops and providing therapeutic interventions under supervision. The position requires flexibility with regard to working hours and an element of lone working due to the need to visit families off-site.

Thurston Community College is a thriving mixed comprehensive school which boasts a strong sense of community, a supportive, caring ethos and a positive, friendly atmosphere. Thurston Community College offers an exciting, dynamic learning environment, where students display a positive attitude to learning and make good progress.

“The behaviour of pupils is good. Pupils enjoy school and say that they feel well supported. Most groups of pupils, including the most able and those who are disadvantaged, now make strong progress from their starting points.” (Ofsted March 2018).

Staff work collaboratively, share a common sense of purpose and are relentless in the pursuit of outcomes of the highest quality for every student.

“Staff morale is high and most staff are positive about the leadership and management of the school. This is because leaders have provided them with high-quality training and supported their development well at all levels. Newly qualified and trainee teachers are passionate advocates of the school and its pupils. School leaders support them well and subject leaders develop their teaching skills through regular mentoring and effective support.” (Ofsted March 2018).

Thurston Community College enjoys a rural location with free parking and convenient transport links to Cambridge, Ipswich and London. If you are excited by this post, its challenges and opportunities; if you relish the prospect of joining our team of outstanding staff; please submit an application form. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

An application pack can be downloaded from the related information section.

Alternatively, to apply, please visit: www.thurstoncollege.org.uk

Please return the completed application form to the school.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.



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