Job Description

Supporting children to increase attendance at school. Work with central locality schools in Cheshire East. Working directly with children, families, schools and other services.Must be flexible to meet the needs of the service. Must have current skills in carrying out assessments.

JOB TITLE: Education – Family Support Worker EVALUATION REFERENCE: JAJB4480 GRADE: 7 REPORTS TO: Team Manager – Attendance & Children Out of School JOB PURPOSE Devise, implement and review individual education support plans/pathway plans for children, young people and their families to support children to increase their attendance at school. Support children, young people and their families in the community through a range of interventions which improve family / individual functioning and ensure that children can attend school in order for them to reach their full education potential. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Act as an Education key worker to a caseload of children, young people and their families, working in partnership with them and any other relevant persons to identify and meet their assessed needs and focus on supporting children to increase their attendance at school. 2. Devise, implement and review individual support plans/pathway plans so that families are properly supported to the standards identified in the service specification. 3. Maintain effective record systems to enable the preparation of necessary reports to contribute to the care planning process. 4. Liaise and communicate with other agencies, parents and professional staff so that appropriate resources may be identified and mobilized for the benefit of children, young people and their families to increase children’s attendance. 5. Be aware of and comply with the statutory requirements, departmental policies, equal opportunities and other regulations and procedures in order to ensure statutory and Departmental requirements are met. This will include issuing attendance orders and supporting schools to issue Fixed Penalty notices if the need arises. 6. Network with local schools in order to increase the range of support interventions and strategies to support pupils to increase their attendance at school. 7. Ensure that good communication and liaison is sustained throughout the team and with relevant external people, so that appropriate resources may be identified and mobilized for the benefit of the individual. OFFICIAL August 19 8. Evaluate the provision of service and contribute to the policy / planning processes within the team, involving service users and potential users to ensure the continuing relevance to the service specification. 9. Be responsible for the health and safety of staff and individuals and the health and safety of equipment and operations within the team in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act The job holder may be required at any time to undertake any work up to and/or at a level consistent with existing responsibilities. These tasks may be at any location in Cheshire East, to ensure the effective deployment of labour, materials, transport and equipment to meet daily service requirements.

You must have:

  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 3 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the ‘Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**