School Social Worker

Closing date: 08/04/2024 12:00 am
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Contract type

Full-time, term-time plus 4 weeks

Hours per week

35 hours per week; 42 weeks per year; discretionary time off in-lieu


£35,525–£38,454 PA; actual salary: £33,202–£35,939. Pay award pending in September 2024

Start date


Reporting to

Assistant Principal

Responsible for


Raise Education & Wellbeing School
54–56 Holmeswood Road,
Great Lever, BL3 3HS

Primary Purpose of the Role

To complement the work of our multi-disciplined team by:

  • Providing a school social work service to promote the safety, welfare, and health and wellbeing of our young people.
  • Using social work skills and experience and applying a trauma informed and attachment aware approach to ensure that our safeguarding practices and procedures are outstanding across the organisation.
  • Supporting school policy and processes for improving attendance, managing safeguarding concerns, and promoting young people’s wellbeing.
  • Supporting the management and leadership team with compliance, implementation and management of the school’s Positive Behaviour and Restorative Discipline Policy, child protection and attendance policy. Contribute to the compliance and quality of the Independent School Standards.
  • Providing core group support for the delivery of Early Help functions including accountability for leading implementation, monitoring, and development across school, families, and partners.
  • Identifying needs and implementing agreed programmes that enable children and young people to overcome their barriers to both learning and wellbeing.
  • Establishing good relationships with the children and young people and follow the Raise the Youth ethos of putting the needs of children and young people first and promoting positive behaviour.
  • Promoting and delivering effective collaborative ‘working together’ with all agencies and organisations to promote the welfare of young people and professionally respond to young people identified needs, vulnerabilities and risks and take timely action to ensure the school safeguard young people and their families.

Principle responsibilities

All aspects of safeguarding and risk management work. To have a focus on attendance, welfare, and promoting young people wellbeing so that they can safely enjoy attending and engaging in school and its learning and activities to make overall progress in their lives and prepare them for positive destinations. To deliver a highly skilled social work-based model of care, support, prevention, intervention, and response to the needs of young people, families, and the wider school community. To contribute to the assessment, action planning, delivery of services and reporting and review process.

About Raise Education & Wellbeing School

Raise Education and Wellbeing school is a trauma informed independent SEMH special school that caters for 11 to 19 year olds (up to 25 if their needs require) with education and healthcare plans in addition we provide a Day 6 service to councils for children that have been permanently excluded, providing them with specialist assessment in order to determine their overall needs. We are a new school, having registered in 2016 and received an Ofsted judgement of Good with Outstanding features, in 2017 & 2022.

It’s in our name to, Raise the Youth, and we place child’s welfare and wellbeing paramount, treating all our students with a person-centred approach, with dignity, compassion and respect. We are a compassionate learning and developmental organisation with a strong team who support one another, and a school which has outstanding features and fully committed towards being outstanding in all areas. We provide a quality education with the freedom to teach, whilst meeting needs and supporting aspirations to encourage learning for life.


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    The benefits of working with Raise

    Time to teach

    • Small class sizes
    • Full TA support
    • Generous PPA time
    • Support of our multi-disciplinary team
    • Modern assessment and learning platforms


    • Work with supportive colleagues across curriculum areas
    • Receive regular CPD and updates
    • Develop new skills and competencies
    • Access training and professional development
    • Be part of our ‘grow our own’ talent pool


    • Excellent work life balance
    • Paid Wellbeing days
    • Mindfulness courses
    • Employment Assistance Programme (including Counselling and legal and financial advice)


    • Trauma and Mental Health Informed approaches
    • Attachment Aware
    • Compassionate and supportive
    • Restorative


    • Making a real difference to pupils’ lives
    • Autonomy within your role
    • Freedom to be innovative within your subject and beyond
    • Supportive SLT, proprietor & governors
    • Team ethos
    • Competitive salary

    What Ofsted said about our school:

    “Pupils enjoy attending this school. They like the wide range of experiences in which they can participate and the way staff help them to succeed. The school’s curriculum is ambitious for all pupils and reflects the school’s ethos. It has been designed to help pupils to overcome their considerable barriers to learning”.

    Raise the Youth Foundation CIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, marital status, disability, or age. All applicants are considered based on their merits and abilities for the job. All posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks. We operate a strict safeguarding policy which is consistently and rigorously applied.