School Social Worker

Pro rata Salary:£28,346.86 (FTE £32,810)

 Start Date: September 2024

37 hours | Term Time Only | Monday to Friday

Smestow Academy | Support Staff
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Smestow Academy – Windmill Crescent, Wolverhampton, WV3 8HU

The role:

At Smestow Academy, we want the best for every single child and are looking for a School Social worker to help us achieving this. You will play a key part in supporting our pupils and families by joining our Safeguarding and Pastoral team. There should be no barriers to learning and a strong, supportive and dedicated social worker will help young people be successful in school while preparing them for success in their future careers.

Your skillset will include:

  • Certificate of Qualified Social Worker (CQSW), Diploma in Social Work (DipSW), Social Work Degree or other qualification as recognised by the current Social Work Regulatory Body
  • An up-to-date registration and complying with requirements of current Social Work Regulatory body.
  • Ability to work with multi-agencies as necessary to deal with complex situations and manage boundaries in partnership working.
  • Effective communication and working relationships with pupils as well as being an open, honest and active listener
  • Being able to remain calm when under pressure and have a strong level of judgement

Please see the job description for the exact duties, skills and experience required.

About us:

Smestow Academy recently joined Matrix Academy Trust in January 2023. We have a shared belief that no child should fail and are committed to improve life chances of all pupils through outstanding teaching. We offer opportunities for staff to coach and support each other and also offer a range of staff benefits including the Tech Scheme and an Employee Assistance Programme.

We are committed to fostering a culture that values the health and well-being of all employees at Matrix Academy Trust. We are proud to offer a comprehensive well-being package to all employees, including access to 24/7 online GP, physiotherapy services and counselling services. We also offer all employees annual health checks which includes the flu jab, BMI checks and a general discussion with a qualified Nurse.

To apply please download an application form and send to the Headteacher Ian Chamberlain: ichamblerlain@smestowacademy.co.uk.

You may also wish to contact him to arrange an informal look at the school for yourself.

Application Deadline: 2nd July 2024

Please note that suitable candidates will be called for interview and we reserve the right to remove any advertised role early.

Matrix Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and preemployment checks in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education