Ethos Family Support Worker

Grace Foundation

Our Vision for Transformation

At the heart of all we do is a passion to help transform students’ lives, helping develop the whole person and equipping them reach their full potential

We exist to transform young people’s lives through holistic education. Through our Christian ethos we are committed to working with schools from the inside out to support the aspirational, relational, and spiritual needs of students and their families. Our approach to education focusses on developing the whole person, enhancing student wellbeing, and improving OFSTED outcomes to help transform school communities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To work with a caseload of identified families to support with practical, social and emotional needs that may be hindering student progress in school
  • To work with families who are experiencing difficulties relating to issues such as bereavement, caring responsibilities, domestic violence and abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, finance and debt, housing and homelessness, separation and divorce, including care orders, lack of parenting skills, physical and mental health issues, disabilities and learning difficulties
  • To complete assessments of families' needs to identify and plan the support needed to address issues in partnership with relevant stakeholders
  • To offer practical help and emotional support to families experiencing short or long-term difficulties
  • To offer holistic support programmes for referred families working with multiple agencies and community partners
  • To undertake home and community visits to provide practical help and pastoral support
  • To provide pastoral care for students in relation to the complex needs of the family
  • To work in synergy with the school Safeguarding and pastoral team
  • To keep up-to-date knowledge of local service provision for appropriate signposting and referrals
  • To attend and support any relevant meetings with external partners or agencies with or about families that are part of your caseload
  • To work with staff to engage Parent/carers into school events, workshops and utilise parent voice to improve the school community
  • To engage young people and families in faith related issues and signpost to relevant faith-based agencies where appropriate
  • Tracking, recording & measuring of impact (maintaining accurate and up-to-date records and reports)
  • To carry out general administrative tasks as required 
  • To work as an integrated part of the Ethos Team
  • Any other reasonable duties as directed by the line management

Site-based at Stantonbury School


Full Time Monday-Friday

How to apply:

We have a clear expectation that employed staff will have a familiarity with, and an ability to perform in accordance with, the mission, vision, and values of Grace Foundation’s charitable objective. In line with these charitable objectives, and in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, it is therefore a Genuine Occupational Requirement that this post holder is a practicing Christian.

To apply for this post please complete the application form on our website: & send with a covering letter to

Deadline for Applications is Friday 2nd September

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Grace Foundation

Job Location Type
On Location
Milton Keynes, GB
£20,600.00 pa
Children Youth Families
Full Time
Fri, 02/09/2022
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