6 Family Advocacy Workers wanted

  • Closing Date 27 September 2007

  • Temporary Until: 31 August 2010

Short term funding Funded From: Burngreave New Deal for Communities BNDfC/CYPD Education Advancing Together Project – Family Advocacy (Parents and Schools).

Based in Burngreave schools, managed through Burngreave/Shiregreen Service District of CYPD

Each post will be based in one of the seven schools (four primary and three secondary schools, listed below) who are partners in the Advancing Together Programme:

  • Fir Vale

  • Parkwood High

  • St Catherine’s

  • Pye Bank

  • Byron Wood

  • Firs Hill

Post Details

Supporting Burngreave children and their families to ensure better attainment in school. Working with children and their families to overcome barriers to do well at school.

This team of 6 officers will work with the team Co-ordinator to deliver activity to a targeted group of children to ensure those children achieve their potential at school.

The team will work on a casework basis using the city’s Integrated Practice arrangements for multi-agency casework.

Whilst being based in school, the officers will also undertake home visits, liaison with non-school organisations and work as part of the wider Multi-Agency Support Team for the Service District.

These six posts and the Co-ordinator role which forms the Family Advocacy Team is a major component of the ‘Advancing Together’ Programme which is partly funded by Burngreave New Deal for Communities.

We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority communities as they are under represented in this area of work: Section 38(1)b of the Race Relations Act 1976 applies.

  • Informal Enquiries: Julie Tasker on 0114 2331189

  • Grade/Salary SUG 4/5: £18,450 – £22,293 pay award pending

  • Hours Per Week: 37

  • Weeks Per Year: 52

  • Temporary Until: 31 August 2010

  • Closing Date 27 September 2007

  • Interview Date: Week starting 8 October 2007

Application forms and further details are available from and returnable to leaf Organisational Development, Bannerdale Centre, 125 Carterknowle Road, Sheffield S7 2EX.

Please quote post reference number: CYPD1092

Applications can also be done on-line from the Council's jobs website: http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/whats-new/job-vacancies

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