Job Vacancy – Education Assistant – Fortalice

Job Title: Education Assistant
Salary/ Rate: £11-11.50 (commensurate with experience)
Hours: 21 hours term time only Contract Type: Permanent post Deadline: 12pm Wednesday 3rd May 2023.

To apply for this position, please request an application pack by email

We are currently looking to recruit an innovative Education Assistant to join our dynamic Education Team. The post is part of an established team that delivers educational packages in schools and will contribute to our growing children and young people’s services.

Fortalice was established in 1977 to provide emergency accommodation and support for women and children experiencing domestic abuse within their own homes.

Purpose of the role:

The main area of work will involve the promotion and delivery of our specialist Healthy Relationships Programme. We consider the services we offer to children a prime element of our work and there is significant responsibility in relation to support and practical assistance to help the children and young people recover from the domestic abuse they have lived with. Through the delivery of our educational packages, this post will focus primarily on early intervention and prevention of domestic abuse by working directly with children in a classroom setting.

Key skills:

· Knowledge of domestic abuse and its effects on adults, families, children and young people

· An ability to assist with work the organisation undertakes with groups of children in educating them on healthy relationships

· A sound understanding of safeguarding, Child Protection, Early Help, Adults at Risk and a commitment to follow procedure

How to apply and other information:

· The post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check due to the nature of the work undertaken by the organisation

· A current valid driving licence and the ability to provide a suitable vehicle for work with insurance cover for business use is essential

· To apply for the post, please request an application pack by email

· The closing date for applications to be returned is 12pm Wednesday 3rd May 2023

· Please note we do not accept CV’s

· Successful applicants will be invited to an interview via email. Please note that if we receive a high volume of applications, we may be unable to contact applicants who are not shortlisted for an interview

· Women only applicants can apply for the post as this is an occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1, schedule 9 of the Equality Act under section 7.2e of the Equality Act 2010

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