Job Title: Family Liaison Officer/Transition Co-ordinator
Location: Reddish Hall, Stockport, Greater Manchester
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Hours: 8.00am - 16:00pm
Contract: Permanent, Term-time plus 6 weeks
This is an exciting time to join Reddish Hall as we expand our provision with the opening of The Hive, our new vocational unit.
Reddish Hall School is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 18, catering for children with social emotional and mental health difficulties, with a high proportion of children who have a diagnosis of ASC. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.
We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build conﬁdence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.
About the Group
We are part of the Acorn Care and Education Group 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 over 40 schools and more than 80 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.
Purpose of Job:
- To co-ordinate transition for new pupils into school and exiting pupils
- To support pupils starting at Reddish Hall School through information sourcing, liaising with transition timetables and support with transport
- Under guidance from the Head Teacher and the Senior Leadership Team, to
engage with vulnerable families in order to formulate a package of support
- To act as a point of contact in school for families in need of support
- To signpost for families and refer for support when appropriate
- Liaise professionally with external agencies such as Housing, NSPCC, Sure Start,
Social Care, Early Intervention Teams, Passenger Transport, YOS and Police.
- To complete appropriate referral forms to external agencies as and when required
- To attend multi-agency meetings as appropriate.
- To carry out home visits where necessary
- To build effective relationships with families
- To provide opportunities for families to engage with the school and build relationships before the child starts at the school
- To signpost where families can gain support from agencies in their local area
- To maintain regular contact with families of children receiving support to
encourage positive family involvement in the child’s learning
- To act as a Designated Safeguarding Officer for the school and ensure all training is kept current and valid
- To maintain record keeping in accordance with the policies and procedures in
place in school, including case studies
- To support the CME (child missing from education) Lead and ensure systems are robust and utilised effectively. Including creating plans to support vulnerable students or those who are regularly missing, absent or late.
Please see Job Description
What we can offer you
A commitment to support you in developing new skills through a wide range of professional development opportunities and experiences
The opportunity to make a huge contribution to the education and lives of children who respond very positively to high quality teaching.
A friendly and inclusive working environment
Free school meals
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.