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Family Support Manager

Opus ABC
Closing date
5 Aug 2021

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As the preferred partner of the Cornwall Association of Primary Heads we are currently recruiting for a Family Support Manager for our key client in St Austell

As a member of the senior management team this role will work in collaboration with a variety of agencies which together with our client will provide help and support for young people. This role will use a focussed 'whole family' approach, focusing on the strengths and difficulties of the whole family and supporting parents recognition that their children's cognitive development is important, as is instilling of values, aspirations and support for the development of wider interpersonal and social skills. This role will play a key role in the effective safeguarding of children and young people. This is a hands on role which provides both challenge and support and requires ability to travel widely at unsociable hours.

Professional competencies
Display personal and interpersonal development and team-working skills;
Proactively plan, organise and manage workload;
Display reflective practice and reflexivity using evidence based practice
Undertake analysis and synthesis of complex information;
Display knowledge and understanding of appropriate use of ICT in an education setting;
Displays integrity and honesty in relationships with all stakeholders;
Display regular evidence of initiative taking and willing to take action to contribute to the results of the school
Display robust self-management skills with regard to problem solving.
Build effective relationships with pupils
To act as pupils' educational advocate and to facilitate the educational partnership between home, school, and other agencies by support, liaison and negotiation. Give paramount consideration to the welfare of the pupil ensuring a highly focussed approach, placing the needs of the pupil above all others.
To carry a safeguarding caseload for the school they are assigned to.
To liaise and collaborate in joint work with all stakeholders in relation to aspects of our pupils' general welfare and educational developments.
Contribute to the schools attendance strategy
Promote collaborative links and relationships with education colleagues, voluntary and statutory agencies and other professionals.
To promote the early help strategy and initiation of Early Help Hub referral when appropriate.
To work with pupils taking into account their views seeking to strengthen the coping and resiliencies of these young people and adults through protective support. Support and understand pupils' social, psychological and educational development, supporting their belonging to family, school and community. Mobilise support for these young people.
In collaboration with your Principal, attend and or organise/lead any meetings as required in relation to the cohort of pupils at your school
To maintain appropriate records, prepare assessments and maintain a system of family files in accordance with the schools policies including having delegated responsibility for the Child Protection files.
To refer any Child Protection concerns to the Multi Agency Referral Unit/ Safeguarding Hub, following the Local Safeguarding Children's Board procedures.
To challenge current processes and offering ways to improve through continuous development.
Work to the prescribed supervision model where their practice will be observed and reflected upon and their performance will form part of the reporting through performance management.
Provide weekly caseload supervision to the Family Support Worker
Deliver training as and when required.
To carry out any other duties as required
To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties
The post holder is responsible for his/her own self-development on a continuous basis and may be required to undertake specialist training and development.
To established family group work and actively support parent partnership regularly within school
Person Specification

Relevant Experience

• experience in main stream/special school;
• Display personal and interpersonal development and team-working skills;
• Evidence of an ability to develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders built on honesty and integrity;
• Pro-actively plan, organise and manage workload;
• Display reflective practice and reflexivity;
• Display Knowledge and understanding of appropriate use of ICT
• Display regular evidence of initiative taking;
• Display robust self-management skills with regard to problem solving;
• Proven record of behaviour management;

• Experience in SEN;
• Display Knowledge and understanding of appropriate use of ICT in an education setting
• Experience of successfully working with children with Social Communication Needs, SEBD
• Experience of working with disaffected children either in a
special or main-stream setting;

Education and

• Relevant qualification specific to role
• Level 3 Qualification in English and Maths
• Further qualification relevant to post
• Teaching qualification relvant to post
Special Knowledge and Skills

• Robust self-management skills;
• Proven ability to successfully teach a range of subjects at different key stages;
• Proven ability to lead on a core subject area;
• Ability to use ICT both personally and in the classroom;
• An awareness of assessment for learning and its contribution in raising standards of achievement;
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to form strong relationships with students, staff, parents and the wider community;

• Working knowledge of primary and secondary national strategies

Adaptability and flexibility to embrace new developments to raise student attainment;

Any Additional Factors

Regular access to a car;

Current driving licence;

Motor insurance certificate with Business use;

Can work as a member of a team.

Salary: £27,741 - £32,234 (pro rata)
Hours: 19 hours per week

Start date 1st September 2021

If you would be interested in learning more about this position please send an up to date CV detailing your skills and experience
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