OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
Pastoral Support Advisor
Location: Our Lady of Walsingham , Stand Park Avenue, Netherton, Merseyside, L30 3SA
Hours: 31 hours per week
Scale F Grade 12-17.
Pastoral Support Advisor required to work within the Parish of Our Lady of Walsingham. The position starts on 7th February, subject to candidate availability. To provide support to the school working on specific priorities focusing on parenting support.
The PSA is a demanding and busy position in our school, which incorporates a number of roles:
- Parent Support Advisor – regular communication with parents; signposting parents to help; preventative and early intervention activities; Early Help Lead;
- Promote the self-esteem of parents/carers to help them to maximise their own personal and interpersonal skills, which will enable them to respond to family needs by communicating openly and to provide good parenting.
- Share information on practical and parenting skills, identifying need for support including how to meet the emotional needs of children (e.g. setting boundaries and consistent discipline).
- To provide impartial information or referrals to parents about schools and relevant local services available to parents, children and families including those provided by education, social care, youth justice, childcare providers, the voluntary sector and others.
- Liaise with other PSA’s and school staff on access to local programmes and services.
- Attendance Mentor – monitoring attendance of all pupils; following attendance policy; liaising with parents and EWO;
- Mental Health Lead – organising wellbeing intervention programme across the school; creating bespoke wellbeing programme for individual pupils; continuing to champion mental health and wellbeing across the school; providing training with staff where required;
- LAC lead – ensuring excellent provision for Looked-after pupils; liaising with Virtual Schools and social workers; attending LAC reviews and completing PEPs;
- Designated Safeguarding Lead – recording all liaising with external agencies; attending meetings; completing Safeguarding concern referral forms; liaising with parents and teachers; monitoring pupils at risk;
It is essential to keep records and all documentation pertaining to meetings/contact with children and young people and their families; and to undergo regular safeguarding training.
- Excellent time management and organisational skills
- Ability to travel.
- Previous experience of working with children and families in the public, private or voluntary section.
- Excellent communication, listening and observation skills.
- Ability to work within a team
- Ability to deal with difficult/sensitive situations
- Ability to facilitate groups
- Ability to handle confidential information
- Organisational abilities and accurate record keeping skills/use of CPoms
- Ability to facilitate parenting skills
- Good inter-personal skills
- Previous experience with inter agency working (Health/Social Services etc.)
- Willingness to attend evening meetings
- Sound knowledge and understanding of child growth and development
- Knowledge of the parenting needs of children
- Knowledge of basic child protection issues
- Understanding of diversity and anti-discriminatory practice
- Knowledge of special educational needs
- Resources within area
The position is subject to an enhanced CRB check and satisfactory references.
Closing date 25th January 2022. Interviews will take place 27th/28th January 2022.
How to Apply
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