Who are we: Everton Free School and Football College provides a high quality alternative educational environment for vulnerable young people aged 14-16, and opportunities for all students’ post 16 in Everton Football College.
The school is supported by and takes inspiration from the award-winning Everton in the Community charity which delivers innovative programmes to promote health, education, social inclusion and equality of opportunity across Merseyside through the power of sport.
Everton Free School and Football College offers many other specialist routes for young people including Arts, Culture and Digital Media pathways. Students are referred to the school by other schools, academies and local authorities.
About the opportunity: We have an exciting opportunity for a Family Support Worker to come and join our specialist taskforce who will support some of our most hard to reach students.
The programme offers intense support and positive interventions to individuals who are involved in criminality or being criminally exploited, struggling, or excluded from education, having troubles within the family home, in the care system, at risk of care or leaving the care system.
As a Family Support Worker, you will work in partnership with other professionals who have identified children and young people who need additional support to achieve the outcomes as outlined above and continuously develop effective relationships with parents and carers via a whole family approach, ensuring positive partnerships between parents /carers, pupils and school are fostered and developed.
Other key responsibilities within this role include:
Advise, assist and support parents to take responsibility for their child’s attendance, behaviour and health needs by building on the strengths of the family in addition to offering practical support where required.
Promote the safeguarding of children and young people in accordance with relevant Safeguarding Procedures and appropriate framework for the care and protection of children.
Effectively and cooperatively work alongside partner agencies using common processes including the Common Assessment Framework (CAF), Team Around the Family (TAF), and Lead Professional (LP) roles.
Develop clear individual targeted plans of intervention in accordance with the needs of the child / young person and their family as part of the CAF process.
Who we are looking for: We are looking for a dynamic individual who has experience of working effectively with young people, families and carers.
Ideally our successful candidate will have experience within a children’s social care or education setting, along with knowledge and understanding of working with the most vulnerable children in need who require intensive support and safeguarding.
This position is on a 2-year contract, with the closing date of this advert being Monday 20th September at 23:59.
The Everton Family is committed to equal opportunities and is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We provide a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process, we accept all job applications in a variety of formats and should you need any documents in a different format or require any further support or assistance please contact the Recruitment Team via email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Everton Family is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.