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Leodis Academies Trust

Forging Young Futures

Family Support Worker

Permanent position

Term time only plus 10 days, 33 hours per week

Required as soon as possible

Grade C3/SO1

Actual Salary £18,591 - £22,177

Closing date 3 December 2018


Leodis Academies Trust is a successful Multi Academy Trust with five schools in the South Leeds area, serving the Ardsley and Tingley communities. As part of the ongoing development of the Leodis Support Service, we have an outstanding opportunity for a Family Support Worker to join the team and play a key role across the Trust.

The successful candidate will work with students and families to improve outcomes for young people aged 2-19 across the Multi-Academy Trust. Work will focus on providing advice, guidance and strategies to support with overcoming difficulties in family and peer relationships, behaviour issues, home environment and education by providing Early Help.

The post is an excellent opportunity for someone with experience of working with young people and families in an educational, youth work or social care setting. The ideal candidate will be able to confidently act as a Child Protection Officer supporting students within Leodis Academies Trust and as a Lead Professional as part of the Early Help Process.

Candidates must have a willingness to work flexibly (including occasional evening work) and hold a full driving licence.

The post offers challenge, reward and role development for the right candidate. The role is based at Woodkirk Academy and travel to all schools in the Trust will be required.

Applicants are welcome to visit the Trust prior to application. Please contact Sally Adkin, HR Assistant at to arrange a convenient time and date.

Application packs can be downloaded using the following links or by contacting 0113 887 3607.

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Interviews are scheduled to take place on Thursday 6 December 2018

All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, two references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check (DBS), medical clearance and provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK and evidence of qualifications.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.