Parent & Family Support Advisor
Fixed Term (until March 2022)
Salary Scale – Grade 5 Points 11-15 depending on experience.
(Actual – £9,299 – £10,066)
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work with parents and families, aiming to improve children’s achievements in school. Reporting to the Deputy Head Teacher, the Parent and Family Support Advisor will be based at Critchill School working directly with children and their parents/carers and external agencies to ensure all pupils have full access to educational opportunities and are able to overcome barriers to learning and participation.
You will be able to relate well and develop good rapport with a wide range of people. Able to deal with sensitive issues, you should be empathetic and able to achieve positive outcomes through effective communication and influencing skills. The role will be challenging and rewarding and requires excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to empower others, work collaboratively with staff and work autonomously. Experience of delivering individual/group based support and understanding children within their family context is essential, as well as work experience within education, social care or the voluntary sector.
Critchill is a school catering for pupils with severe and complex learning difficulties. We can offer:
- Lively and enthusiastic pupils who thrive within a supportive environment
- Our strong, inclusive links with local mainstream schools
- Committed governors and parents who care passionately about their school
- A friendly and supportive team
- On-going investment in continuous professional development opportunities
Please call the school on 01373 464148 for further information (if required).
Hours of work: 18.5 hours per week (term time only).
3 days per week (Monday 8.00am – 14.40pm, Tuesday 10.30am – 17.10pm and Friday 8.00am – 14.40pm)
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for the role.
For further information or to apply please visit the website at www.critchillschool.co.uk under the Welcome banner or contact the office staff on 01373 464148.
Critchill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including Gaps in Employment checks, contacting past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Contract type: Part Time (Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2022)
Closing date: Friday 29th October 2021
Interview date: Wednesday 10th November 2021
Please note that, due to the high level of interest in our staff vacancies, we are only able to contact applicants who have been shortlisted for interview.