Part-time Family Support Worker – closing date 9 October 2019

Red Balloon Reading provides a blended academic and therapeutic education to severely bullied and traumatised self-excluding children. As the Family Support Worker and a member of the Red Balloon Community you will work to:

  • offer face-to-face support to students and families
  • cultivate a mentoring relationship with the young people
  • facilitate a range of evidence-based parenting programmes
  • negotiate personal plans with students
  • work with students and staff to monitor and measure progress
  • organise and facilitate outings and trips
  • attend meetings regarding the student
  • work with other agencies (GPs, CAMHS, SENCOs etc) in support of students’ needs
You will also have:
  • experience of working in helping or caring capacity with children or families with complex needs
  • experience of supporting parents with development of their parenting skills
  • the ability to build effective working relationships using mediation and negotiation skills
  • the ability to record and provide reports, feedback, and letters of support as required
  • a current and clean UK driving licence and use of own vehicle for work purposes when required.
Address Line 1
220 Kings Road
Contract type
Part timePermanent
Central Reading
Christina Pepper, Deputy Head (Pastoral)
Main contact telephone
0118 958 3004
How to apply

Please note CVs alone will not be accepted for this post. To receive an application pack and form please contact Christina Pepper using the details provided or see our website.

Open for applications from
16 September 2019
Closing date for applications
9 October 2019
Scheduled interview date
17 October 2019
Will my application be acknowledged?
We regret that we will only be able to acknowledge applications from shortlisted candidates