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Family Liaison and Safeguarding Co-ordinator

Reference

PRI54800

Location

Sedgemoor Manor School, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4NP

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£21,000 per annum

Hours

38.75 hours per week, term time only

Job Advert Role Description

Aspris Children’s Services (an independent company which was formally Priory Education and Children’s Services) is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist care and education for a reason. We recruit some of the most committed people in the sector.

We are seeking a motivated and resilient Family Liaison and Safeguarding Co-ordinator to join our small friendly team.  Working under the supervision of the Designated Safeguarding Lead, the successful candidate will work closely with the whole staff team to support the safeguarding of the children at our school.  The post-holder will

  • Contribute to the implementation of policies and procedures across the school to promote and encourage the highest standards of protection for vulnerable groups, and the creation and maintenance of a safe environment
  • Assist in responding to and dealing with allegations, management cases, safeguarding training, and the management of safeguarding plans
  • Lead the family liaison team who support families of our children and young people with things such as transition, behaviour, attendance and annual reviews
  • Act as deputy designated safeguarding lead for the school.

Key Skills

  • The successful candidate will ideally be educated to graduate level or above, and will have a sound awareness of social care and safeguarding issues, and related legislation and guidance
  • Experience of working in a SEN environment is desirable, along with knowledge of working with ASD and complex needs
  • The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and will have a flexible approach to respond to the needs of service users and colleagues
  • Experience of working with statutory authorities, with a good understanding of Local Authority and national governmental structures and the safeguarding landscape would be an advantage.

Aspris is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service

What do you get in return?

  • A generous salary
  • Being part of a company that invests in you and your team for personal and professional development
  • Reward and discount schemes
  • Pension
  • Enhanced DBS fee paid
  • Access to a holiday package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing support.

Sedgemoor Manor is a specialist day school registered for 45 young people who have needs associated with a diagnosis on the autistic spectrum/SPLD and are aged between 10 and 18 years. Our tailored approach means we are able to support young people with a wide range of learning difficulties. We accept that young people who are referred to us may have previously experienced a ‘cycle of failure’ and our aim is to have a transformational impact on their lives by them experiencing a ‘culture of success’. We support all young people to achieve successful outcomes so that they can progress to experience fulfilling and rewarding lives.

We offer bespoke packages of education and therapy for our young people. We strongly believe that some individuals will always struggle to ‘fit in’ to existing structures and will only thrive when their provision is tailored to their specific needs and circumstances.

We warmly welcome our students into our community, which is underpinned by a culture of outstanding relationships, nurture and unconditional high regard.

You can be part of something special

At Aspris, we are dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of the children and young people within our homes, and always celebrate uniqueness and diversity.

Our homes are part of a large children’s group with a national footprint offering significant development, support and progression opportunities. We also operate a fostering service and a number of high quality specialist schools in both the UK and the Middle East. 

Division DBS info

References

For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

Our UK specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes and fostering agency provide the highest standards of support to children with a range of needs. This includes autism, learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and supporting some of society’s most vulnerable children. With a large national footprint, as well as education services in the Middle East, this also offers significant and exciting development and progression opportunities for our staff.

Disclosure

Aspris Education & Children's Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Aspris Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

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Job Description

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Closing Date

30/11/2021