West London Zone
graduate job
Expires12 days

Link Workers

Job description

We are looking for Link Workers to work in primary and secondary schools. Link Workers work with families, WLZ colleagues, teachers and partner organisations to plan, co-ordinate and deliver a two year programme of support for children and young people. WLZ aims for every child to achieve good wellbeing, confidence and aspiration, positive relationships and improved academic achievement.

Responsibilities include:

  • Act as a trusted adult and role model in the lives of the children, young people and families
  • Engage with children/young people in order to build and maintain trusted relationships
  • Motivate and inspire children and young people to engage positively with additional support as part of the WLZ programme
  • Accurately assess the strengths and needs for each individual on the WLZ programme informed by work with children, young people, parents and professionals
  • Create robust individual support plans to meet the needs of children and young people, using a Skills Framework and SMART goals to monitor and review progress
  • Deliver 1:1 and small group engagement sessions to children and young people, which support their progress towards goals, consistent with WLZ policies and procedures
  • Support school classroom delivery through one to one support with certain children
  • Plan and participate in a range of educational trips and visits for children and young people in the school holidays
  • Maintain regular communication with parents and provide opportunities for home learning where appropriate.
  • Follow WLZ’s policies and procedures in relation to safeguarding

What we are looking for

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a passion for providing young people and families with the opportunities and relationships to enable them to flourish in life. Applicants will be highly proactive, professional, meticulous in their attention to detail and able to recognise the rigour required in reporting and data collection so as to evidence their own and other organisations’ work. WLZ Link Workers are individuals who are creative, constantly looking for new situations and solutions to improve the lives of young people and families, and who have great energy and enthusiasm for this work.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

 · Harlesden, Queens Park, North Westminster, White City and Hammersmith.
Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times

Full-time · Part-time

How to apply

Applications close at 11.30am on closing date.

  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 5:00pm on 16 June 2020.
  • Interviews with West London Zone will be during the week 22 – 26 June 2020.
  • Interviews would either be Face to Face or via video call but will be in-line with the most up to date government guidance.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 14 June 2020

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Closing date:  14 June 2020

Expires12 days

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