Re-engagement Unit Worker [Hackney Education]

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Salary - Grade

GBP £36,618 to £37,491 36618 - PO1

Contract Type


Contracted Hours

Part Time - 21.6 hours per week

DBS Required



Children & Education


Hackney Education

Closing date


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The Re-engagement Unit offers fast, responsive support to schools in Hackney around children experiencing SEMH challenge. We are a systemic support service, and work in school, in the home and directly with the centred child. Understanding of the impact of environmental factors (such as trauma, attachment) on a child and young person, and being able to support them and the people around them to unpick their behaviour to better understand, and then address, their pain is at the heart of what we do. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of our highest functioning services, offering fast, effective operational support to children, schools and families managing SEMH challenges. The successful candidate will above all be dedicated to working towards social justice, and to delivering a high quality SEMH support service with sincere empathy as its core value. We are focused, highly skilled and responsive to our children and schools’ needs. In return for your hard work and commitment, you will be joining an exciting and highly successful service, with excellent levels of support and lots of opportunity for development. 

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Closing date: Tuesday, 17 August 2021 

Interviews: 24th August (online)

Hackney Education provides a range of services to support the education of children, young people and adults in our inner London borough. Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. Within our diverse borough we serve a wide range of children and young people. We have a particular focus on supporting less advantaged families: Hackney figures in the 10% most deprived boroughs in England on a number of measures. 

Hackney Education’s key priority is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner: making Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK, where schools, settings and partners provide an exciting environment which ensures inclusion and success for everyone. We see our borough as being one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve –and one of the best places for colleagues to work and thrive in our education system.

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive. 

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from a black and ethnic minority background as these groups are currently under represented in our workforce.