Family Support Worker – Permanent

  • Contract type - Permanent, 37 hrs pw, Monday to Friday inclusive. Term time plus five training days (you’ll be paid in 12 monthly instalments)
  • Salary range - Salary  Level 3. SCP 7-17 £17,138pa - £21,062pa
  • Location - Bradford - Co-op Academy Grange
  • Closing date - March 13, 2022
Based in Bradford, West Yorkshire we have an immediate opportunity for a Family Support Worker at Co-op Academy Grange:
  • You’ll offer a whole family centred approach to families with complex needs and those requiring early help including emotional and practical support, building strong relationships.
  • Manage the delivery of the family support service in line with the school plan and budget.
  • Work in partnership with external agencies to support attendance initiatives, campaigns, parental responsibility measures and school attendance.
  • Advise on effective family support for school staff and families and disseminate good practice.
  • Prepare reports for the senior leadership team and governing body; ensure maintenance of accurate and factual records.
  • Manage caseloads and maintain casework documentation.
  • Build up knowledge and understanding of local resources and community and statutory services
  • Work alongside colleagues to assess the needs of the families referred for support and participate in the reviews and evaluation of the work.
You’ll have successful experience of :
  • working with children, their families and carers in a statutory (e.g. education, health or social care) or voluntary agency which provides services to vulnerable children and their families.
  • Building effective relationships with a range of stakeholders including students and their families.
You’ll have a NVQ3 in respect of working with children and their families or equivalent.
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Co-op Academies Trust aims to provide an outstanding education for all our learners, founded on co-operative values, at the heart of the community. It is responsible for twenty-eight academies in West Yorkshire, Wirral, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent with the Co-op acting as the sponsor.
You’ll join a talented staff team and a successful partnership of schools which is committed to raising the educational ambitions of the communities it serves. As part of the Trust we can offer successful candidates a huge variety of opportunities for development and progression across all phases.
What we offer:
  • Excellent opportunities for personal and career development within the Co-op Academies Trust
  • Employee benefits such as retail discounts, reduced gym membership, cycle to work scheme and much more
  • Free access to a confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Effective, supportive and dynamic leadership
  • A superb, school building with a flexible and creative ICT rich working environment
  • Enthusiastic students who are keen to make good progress
  • a welcoming, friendly, supportive, effective and efficient professional/Continuing professional development
Co-op Academies Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnerships.
Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles, and the Ways of Being Co-op.
The Co-op Academies Trust operates blind shortlisting as part of its recruitment process to ensure a fair and rigorous process. To Apply please complete Application Form PART A and Application Form PART B and email them to:

For further detailed information please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification. Should you have any questions in regards to this role, or would like an informal discussion with the manager please contact Human Resources in the first instance on 01274 779662, or vial email to:

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