Parent Support Worker
To commence 26th February 2018 or sooner and is permanent.
Working Monday – Friday 8.30am – 3.40pm with 50 minutes for lunch.
Our successful Church of England School is looking for an experienced, committed member of staff to assist in tackling underachievement by working in partnership with families, parents, carers and pupils in a school context to enable pupils, particularly the most disadvantaged, to have full access to educational opportunities and overcome barriers to learning and participation.
You will work with children and families as well as facilitating the involvement of specialist services and other agencies. You will be required to be lead professional for families supported though the single assessment process and will be trained to be a designated leader for safeguarding in the school.
Our school opened in April 2014 and has gone from strength to strength since that time. In November 2016 we were judged as ‘OUTSTANDING’ in a SIAMs inspection and in May 2017 as ‘GOOD’ with outstanding Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare. We pride ourselves on fostering a welcoming, supportive and nurturing learning environment where all members of the school community work hard to achieve their goals.
We would like you to:
• Be able to facilitate work in school and with parents to improve children’s behaviour, their self-esteem and their engagement with education.
• Have a warm and engaging personality that will put parents and children at ease.
• Have an understanding of available support services and referral routes.
• Have a tenacious approach and a ‘can do’ attitude in order to do whatever it takes to support children and families.
• Support children and families at key transition points to ensure continual engagement with school and learning.
We can offer:
• A supportive, friendly team.
• A caring ethos with strong links to St Saviour’s Parish Church, Brownhill.
• Strong emphasis on collaborative work.
• Professional development to support you in achieving your aspirations.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
To apply for this job, please download and complete the application form attached. Application forms should be returned by post to the address above or by e-mail to the Headteacher firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon Friday 19th January 2018