Family Welfare Officer and Designated Safe Guarding Lead

Fixed Term
Full Time
Temporary maternity leave cover up to 1 year contract
Oak Tree Primary School & Nursery, Jubilee Way North, Oak Tree Lane Estate, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 3PJ
Range Hay Band A, Points 23 to 28 £32,076 to £36,648 pro rata NB this is based on a year round 37 hours per week salary. Negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Contract to commence: 15th April 2024

Oak Tree Primary School is part of Aspire Multi-Academy Trust, and is a friendly, lively, caring and inclusive school, with a commitment to all pupils achieving personal success.

Oak Tree Primary School and Nursery is looking to recruit a compassionate, dedicated and experienced Family Welfare Officer, who will also act as the deputy designated safe guarding lead, to cover a maternity leave. 

This is a unique and varied opportunity as the role will be based in a primary setting and will cross different areas of responsibility. Primarily, we are looking for someone to assist in addressing the social well-being of our students alongside current and relevant issues in the school. 

As an advisor to our senior leadership team, the role includes but is not limited to: providing support for children and families; liaison with external agencies and working with key staff in school. It will entail providing a range of services to children and families who need additional support.

If you are passionate about helping every student be successful, we encourage you to apply.

Key Responsibilities, safeguarding:

To help students grow socially and academically. You will be required to help students cope with behaviour management, and mental and emotional health issues. Other responsibilities will include:

•  Counselling children
•  Managing case records and monitoring CPOMS
•  Reporting any child abuse or neglect to EHU or MASH
•  Educating and training parents on available resources to help their child
•  Attending educational planning meetings and establishing positive working relationships with all staff in and out of school
•  Advocating for students, families, and resources
•  Coordinate with social, government, health and education agencies and services to support our students
•  Supporting staff training alongside the Head Teacher. 

Linked responsibilities, attendance:

•  Coordinate with the school office to follow up absences and first day calling where there are attendance concerns
•  Fill out necessary paperwork and produce evidence for EHU
•  Home visits to families with particular attendance concerns
•  Meet with families in school who consistently have under 90% attendance
•  Update necessary paper work regarding attendance concerns to support any referral to the EHU to and substantiate evidence relating to court action.
•  Support the Office Manager sending letters to parents of students under 96% and 90% asking for medical evidence where applicable
•  Set up groups to target and monitor groups with attendance concerns

Linked Responsibilities, Pupil Premium:

•  To support the PP lead in the school’s approach to raising the achievement of disadvantaged students in receipt of pupil premium funding and others who are vulnerable, working alongside the Deputy Head Teacher. 
•  To identify disadvantaged students’ barriers to learning in order to design, lead and deliver appropriate intervention strategies
•  Support the PP Lead to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of provision for pupil premium and vulnerable pupils and review the action plan as appropriate.

This job description and person specification is not designed to be an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities, but represents the current key areas of work. There will be additional duties and responsibilities explicit in the role mainly based around social care and pupil premium monitoring. The content of this post will be reviewed in consultation with the post holder when necessary without change to the level of responsibility appropriate to the grade of post.

Application forms/information are available on our website: www.oaktreeschool.co.uk/current-vacancies/

If you would like to arrange a visit to the school please contact the school office on office@oaktreelane.notts.sch.uk with your request.

Closing date: 8th March 12pm

Interviews to take place on Week beginning 11th March 2024

Oak Tree Primary and Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

All posts in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The school welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation for posts.