About the Role
We are looking to appoint a Family Support Worker and Learning Mentor with extensive experience of working with disadvantaged and hard to reach families in a professional capacity, to join our pastoral team. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to show initiative. Knowledge of policies and procedures relating to child protection, safeguarding, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection will be required.
At Oakfield Primary Academy we inspire children to believe in themselves and each other. We create a safe, happy and inclusive environment that encourages independence, resilience and learning.
Together we are curious and creative we love to learn new things and discover new skills and ask lots of questions.
We are committed to working in partnership with our community and teach our children to be respectful citizens, preparing them for the challenge and opportunities of our future world.
We celebrate our diversity and nurture our differences. We are all unique.
We would love to hear from you if you are an individual who:
• Has a hardworking ethos and high expectations of themselves
• Is passionate about the achievement of all children enabling them to thrive in all aspects of their life
• Builds and maintains positive and supportive relationships with children, parents, staff and outside agencies
• Is a strong team player who enjoys collaboration with colleagues
• Is dedicated to ensuring the overall safeguarding and wellbeing of all children
• Is committed to your own professional development and seeks a new challenge
Oakfield Primary Academy and REAch2 can offer a successful candidate:
• the chance to work with a fantastic team, both within the school and the wider Trust
• membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme;
• free and confidential access 24/ 7 to REACh2’s Employment Assistant programme for you and your family;
• free car parking;
• generous annual leave entitlement
• an excellent CPD training programme with support from a Regional Safeguarding and Family Liaison Lead
• you will be joining the REAch2 Academy Trust – a national family of primary academies committed to raising standards and achieving excellence for all pupils, whatever their background or circumstance.
If you feel you have all the necessary attributes, are highly motivated, dedicated to making a positive difference to children’s lives and want to be part of creating a legacy for the future – apply now!
To discuss this opportunity further: please contact Leah Adams, Head teacher via the email address [email protected] on or call 007825723456
Visits to the school warmly welcomed.
The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.
Completed applications forms should be sent to Leah Adams, Head teacher via the email address [email protected]
REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.
REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions.
We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.
REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.
Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.
We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.
• A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
• A competitive salary,
• Membership of the generous Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership to ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.