Pastoral Welfare Manager

Special Provision Partnership

  • Team: Pastoral
  • Grade: Grade 11
  • Salary: £30,647 - £32,583 (actual salary) 37 hours, term time + 5 training days
  • Location: Huddersfield
  • Closing: 9:00am, 6th Jul 2022 BST

Job Description

Purpose of the post

  • To advocate for the welfare needs of pupils as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

  • To take ownership of the strategic direction and management of welfare issues including pupil behaviour. 

  • To enhance and steer the development and implementation of safeguarding and child protection policies, training and procedures.

  • To act as the school’s DSL.  

  • To work alongside the Designated teacher for pupils who are Looked After and act as the school’s Attendance Officer.

  • To ensure timely, robust and appropriate outcomes to welfare issues (including behavioural difficulties, disaffection, poor attendance and medical concerns).  

  • To take ownership of the assessment of pupil welfare needs in conjunction with other professionals, including acting as the key professional for EHA and other relevant processes. 

  • To establish effective, professional and joined up working relationships to secure regular attendance and safeguarding of pupils. 

  • To meet the welfare requirements of pupils through casework management practices specifically involving parents and careers.  

Essential Criteria

  • Degree or relevant higher education or advanced vocational qualification equivalent or able to demonstrate ability to work at this level. 

  • National Professional Qualification in relation to the welfare of pupils.

  • High grade GCSE pass or equivalent in both English and maths

  • Extensive work experience within an appropriate setting, including working with vulnerable pupils.

  • Proficient in the use of a variety of IT software including, the maintaining and use of databases.

  • Ability to manage resources within budget.

  • Knowledge of the Education Healthcare Plan and Early Help Assessment processes and ability to supervise staff using the Early Help Assessment Process.

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, in order to maintain accurate records and documentation and provide written reports as requested.

  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation relating to services for pupils and families, including the safeguarding of pupils.

  • Ability to develop and implement programmes that improve the outcomes for pupils.

  • Ability to direct and facilitate integrated working and to establish professional relationships and credibility with a range of professionals.

  • Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality.

  • Full driving license and a vehicle available for work purposes with the ability and willingness to work across the Authority as required

A full job description is available here.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Wed 6th Jul 2022

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Wed 6th Jul 2022