This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new team working with children, young people and their families, to improve engagement and achievement in the Burnham and Highbridge area.
As a Parent Family Support Advisor (PFSA), you will advise and support parents ensuring their children attend school regularly and gain maximum benefits from education. You will work closely with staff from the Infant/Primary/Junior and Secondary Schools that make up the Burnham & Highbridge Community Learning Partnership. You will also work closely with families and signpost to family services available in the local community.
The aim of the PFSA Team is to ensure all young people have full access to educational opportunities and are able to overcome barriers to learning and participation. Experience of delivering individual and group based support is vital to the role. We are keen on promoting group work within the schools. We have recently rolled out our Anti-bullying Ambassadors Programme to Year 6 students which has been very well received. This group work forms part of our new initiatives to engage with students and their families at an early stage to promote positive attitudes to learning and the school environment.
An ability to empathise with and empower parents/carers and young people is key to this role together with an understanding of the complex and varied issues than prohibit a young person from reaching their potential. Work experience within either education, social services, health or the voluntary sector and experience supporting families would be an advantage.
If you would like to find out more about the role before applying please telephone Mrs Suzanne Lawrence on 01278 784881 – PFSA Manager.
Closing date: Wednesday, 18th October 2017 at 15:00 (may be subject to change based on volume of applications)
Interview date: W/c Monday, 30th October 2017