Child and Family Support Worker

Hamstel Junior School, Southend-on-Sea
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Job Ref No. ECC8822092-122S Position Type: School and Child Safety Pay Range: Level 6, grade 13-20
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 06/07/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: 13th July 2022  

Job Description

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Child and Family Support Worker



Hamstel Junior School, Hamstel Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 4PQ


Pay range Level 6, pt 13-20 depending on experience (£18,377.47 - £21,109.78 actual salary)


35 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm (with 1 hour unpaid for lunch)

Term time only, 38 weeks per year.

Start Date

Wednesday 1st September 2022

Closing Date

6thJuly 2022 at 12 noon

Interview Date

3rd July 2022

About the Role

Would you like every day to be different?

Would you like the opportunity to make a difference in children's lives in school?

Would you enjoy the change to have a change from dealing with crisis to prevention when making change happen in children's lives?

Have you got experience in safeguarding and working with adults or young people, or have you worked locally in Early Help or a social work setting?

If you have answered yes to these questions, then you may the right person for our children and their families!

We are looking to recruit a Lead Designated Safeguarding Leader to oversee our whole school child protection procedures (in conjunction with the Head teacher), oversee the Early Help referrals, represent the school at CP and CIN and Strategy meetings. You will need to develop creative ways of engaging and working with families, working across organisational barriers and building partnerships working at all levels. You will also need to have experience of direct work with children or families and have a child centred approach as well local knowledge to support families.

For the successful candidate you will be working closely in the school's inclusion team and looking to break down barriers for children, and make a difference.

To get a feel of the school please check out our YouTube channel and our website:

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subjected to an enhance DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references.

For further details or an application pack, please contact Mrs Sanderson, HR Manager, Portico Academy Trust, Ronald Hill Grove, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2JB.

Telephone: 01702 987890

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Application Documents

Support Staff Application Form

CFSW Job Description & Person Specification

Application Email

Information about the School

Hamstel Junior School is part of Portico Academy Trust.

Portico Academy Trust aspires to be at the heart of the local communities it serves. We aim to deliver to local families an excellent primary education and create new opportunities for our pupils.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Jenni Openshaw
Hamstel Road, Southend-on-Sea
Essex, SS2 4PQ
Telephone: 01702 987890