Bi-Lingual Support Worker (Arabic and English or Kurdish Sorani and English)

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Children & Families
Learning & Early Support
Children Services
Bi-Lingual Support Worker
37 hours (Term Time Only)
All Kirklees Location (inc Working from Home)
Fixed Term
£20,092 - £21,748

As a Bi-lingual Support Worker you will work as part of a team to support children, young people and their families who are International New Arrivals [INA) which include asylum seekers, refugees and economic migrants, and children missing in education who have arrived in to Kirklees and require educational provision.

The Bi-lingual Support Workers will work in partnership with other services e.g. Schools, Early support, C & K Careers, housing, health and the voluntary sector to develop and extend effective home school liaison and positively impact on family integration, well-being, school attendance and pupil attainment.

You will need:

  • Fluency in the language spoken by the target clientele.
  • Experience of working positively with children and families.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the process of language acquisition.
  • Knowledge and understanding of child development.
  • Awareness of the many difficulties present in the daily life of some INA families and how these can negatively contribute to their children achieving and sustaining school attendance.
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal in English.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Primary/Secondary School curriculum. 
  • Experience of working in partnership with other agencies e.g. Early Support, Social Care, schools, health, housing

Please contact Kathryn Howard on 01484 221000 or e-mail for further information about this job.

12 October 2020, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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