Orchard Hill

Family Support Worker – Addington Valley Academy

Please note this vacancy application date has now passed

We are currently seeking a Family Support Assistant to join our dynamic and committed staff team. You will be responsible for family liaison, which will include initial contact with students, parents and carers and will be maintained throughout their time at College/Academy School through to their identified progression route.

The right person for this job will have:

·        The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people including students with mild and severe learning difficulties.

·        Commitment to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

·        The ability to maintain confidentiality.

·        The ability to prioritise and organise own workload.

Please see attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for.

Addington Valley Academy is special Free School in Croydon for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties. The school opened in 2020 and provides 150 places for children and young people aged 2-19 who have autism and social communication, cognitive, sensory and social, emotional, and behavioural needs.

The new purpose designed school is equipped to meet the needs of students and includes sensory gardens, indoor sensory rooms, soft-play area, and a large cookery room along with other facilities to encourage students to learn skills to live independently. Students access specialist support enabling them to learn and achieve in a nurturing and aspirational environment.

Addington Valley Academy is a rewarding and inspirational place to work and the whole school community comes together to create the best possible outcomes for its students. To find out more about us visit www.addingtonvalley.org 

Addington Valley Academy is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit https://www.ohcat.org/work-for-us/

For an informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact the School via email jobs@addingtonvalley.org  to arrange a time to discuss this further.

To apply for the role please use the quick apply option to submit an application. If you have any queries, please contact email of School.

Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role.

Please note that CV applications cannot be considered.

Closing date:   12pm on Monday 17th April 2023  

Shortlisting:  Monday 17th April 2023

Interview to be held:    24th and 25th April 2023

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.