Stakeholder Support Assistant
Salary: Up to £18,000 dependent on experience
Location: The Grange, Knossington, Leicestershire
Hours: 37 hours per week, term time only
If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!
Someone who can support the students and their families at an 7-18 co-educational SEMH special school. This support will be focused on attendance, safeguarding and welfare. It will involve multi-agency work, lone working and home visits on a regular basis would be perfect for this role.
About the School:
The Grange Therapeutic School is an independent special school for young people aged 7 -18 years with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. The school is 38 week, term time only and has 16 residential places out of a total capacity of 85. Our school is based in a Victorian country house in Leicestershire with stunning views and fantastic facilities to develop not only the educational, but also the social and emotional needs of our pupils. With access to woods and lakes on site, the school has an ethos about delivering a personalised curriculum tailored to, and driven by, the individuals. The school has two residential houses in the village with experienced, hardworking and skilled staff. At the last Ofsted inspection care was assessed as “good” with the impact of leaders rated “outstanding”.
About the Group:
We are part of the Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through relentless focus on caring and learning.
About the Role
Duties and Responsibilities :
To support the attendance of the pupils, particularly those whose attendance is below expectations.
Home visits to pupil’s homes and recording all contact with pupils and parents /carers.
Supporting day to day care and welfare including safeguarding concerns working closely and communicating issues effectively with the Stakeholder Support Leader.
Bespoke care for specific pupils requiring support with regard to attendance issues and occasions where there are difficulties with transportation to and from school.
Supporting the Stakeholder Support Leader in daily medication handling for specific pupils in school. Including accurate record keeping regarding the administration of prescribed medications.
Supporting the Stakeholder Support Leader with all school Immunisation programmes.
Responsible for dealing with any transport issues and communicating with transport directly to problem solve. Communicating effectively with parents/carers and teaching staff in school and recording actions and communications with transport and parents /carers.
General assistance on a day to day basis working closely with the Stakeholder Support Leader.
To use IT and computers in day to day work in order to facilitate more effective communication and presentation of information. This includes word processing, e-mail, electronic record keeping and information sharing, multi-media presentation and teaching.
Who we are looking for?
We are looking for someone with drive, a willingness to go the extra mile and who are comfortable holding other professionals to account to improve the lives of the young people in our care. Strong organisational skills, team working and a sense of humour are also vital.
- Educated to GCSE C or above in English and Maths
- Experience of working in multi-disciplinary and or/multi agency teams alongside children and families
- Skills using computer databases and common programmes
- Interact with staff from all disciplines
- Work Independently reliably & consistently with work agreed and managed at regular intervals
Why work for us?
- Social activities
- "Your Wellbeing Matters"
- Employee Rewards Hub
- Free School meals on site
- No two days are ever the same
- Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
- Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
- Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path
If you have any further questions regarding how to apply please contact Stephanie Watt at The Grange Tel:- 01664 454 264
Acorn care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.