Family Support Worker – Hounslow – Permanent

Behaviour Mentor/Learning Mentor - Hounslow, North West London

Ref: 572Tuesday 21 December 2021

Family Support Worker – Hounslow – Permanent

Are you driven to help some of London’s most vulnerable young people and be a positive role model?

Due to the effects of the COVID pandemic, many people have had to re-adapt and learn to take new steps to secure a different life balance. Those hit hardest by the pandemic are those with special educational needs or disabilities and especially children.

I am working with one of the largest SEN schools in the country who are in the process of designing a bespoke integrated Educational Therapeutic Model which puts individual pupil voice at the centre. Since moving into a new purpose building in 2018 the school has double in size and now educates children with SEND all between the ages of 4 and 16.

The job as a Family Support Worker includes:

  • Working directly with children, parents, and schools to deliver a programme of Family Support to address the specific needs of the schools, parents and children and which contributes to the achievement, progress and engagement in learning of pupils.
  • Designing and/or facilitate a flexible range of programmes of intervention to support parents/carers of children identified as vulnerable.
  • Participating in / lead support groups established for parents and / or children.
  • Undertaking outreach work which may include home visits, to offer a flexible support service in accordance with the school’s lone worker policy, to improve parental engagement with the school and with the child’s learning.
  • Offering support, guidance and practical help to children, parents and school staff on issues relating family support and outreach.
  • Ensuring access to opportunities for children, by helping families to engage in services or by offering services tailored to specific needs.
  • Supporting the monitoring, tracking and outreach support given to pupils and families

 The right Family Support  Worker will have the following Key Attributes:

  • Maintain professional status and competence at a specialist level, taking responsibility for keeping own knowledge and skills up to date by engaging in continuing professional development and maintaining a portfolio of CPD.
  • Be a First Aider or be willing to undertake the necessary training. Attend any mandatory training and induction courses as requested by the school.
  • Hold a current and clean UK driver’s licence.
  • Collaborate with other members of therapy and interventions team by way of regular peer supervision and joint planning.
  • Represent the school at multi agency meetings where appropriate.
  • Recognise and respond effectively to equality issues as they arise, including challenging stereotyped views, bullying or harassment
  • Degree or equivalent qualification in family support, child development, social care or community development etc. or equivalent significant work/voluntary experience


  • Long-term contracts are available for those who are looking for immediate work. We understand that pay is extremely important, and it must be clear and simple! For that reason, we have chosen to pay our staff via PAYE only. Quoted rates are gross pay and your pay will never involve employer's NI deductions or admin fees
  • Just as roles vary, so will the remuneration be depending on the role requirements and your experience. You will often see these roles advertised as daily rates, please note that we pay PAYE only, please bear in mind that all school-based work will be term time only
  • Again, we are happy to help you with any rates queries, just ask us!

Interested in hearing more about our Family Support Worker ?

  • If you want to hear more about Family Support Worker opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert, uploading your CV to our website or by emailing your CV to
  • If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV and you are welcome to contact us to discuss your SEND career development.
  • Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will help you with this.
  • By applying for this SEN Teaching Assistant role, you are consenting to Parker Smith Inclusion Ltd storing your personal details in our fully encrypted database, in line with the new GDPR requirements


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