THE DETAILS:
  • Location: Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, CF44 8EX
  • Subject: Family Engagement Officer
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annually
  • Salary Range: £10,745 - £10,745
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 16 February, 2024 12:00 PM

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PUPIL / FAMILY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER

PUPIL / FAMILY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER

Ty Gwyn Education Centre
Ty Gwyn Education Centre, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council
Y Dolydd, Aberdare, RCT, CF44 8EX
Telephone – (01685) 652525


PUPIL / FAMILY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER


Hours: 16.5 hours per week – Term Time

Salary: Grade 6 (£25,979 x 39.17%) + Special Class Allowance

Start Date: As soon as possible.

A post has arisen for a flexible and enthusiastic Pupil/Family Engagement Officer.

Ty Gwyn Education Centre is a secondary age Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) located in a newly refurbished building in the Aberdare area, serving the whole of RCT and learners from age 11 to 16 years.

Ty Gwyn Education Centre offers specialist provision for up to 60 learners with behavioural, emotional and social needs that cannot be met in their mainstream school. Learners are a mixture of full and part time (KS3 only) and access a broad and balanced curriculum of core subjects (English, Maths and Science) and a range of vocational and foundation subjects. Ty Gwyn is a trauma informed setting and has trained staff extensively in this area to support learners.

You will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics:

• Be flexible, reliable and patient and exhibit a calm, professional manner at all times;
• Have excellent literacy, numeracy and ICT skills and be able to work as part of a team; (knowledge of the SIMS system would be advantageous);
• Have the ability to build positive relationships with both children and their families, having an understanding of children’s social, emotional and behavioural needs as a barrier to learning;
• Support pupils and families to ensure regular attendance and implement initiatives in order to promote and improve attendance;
• Establish and maintain positive relationships with our parents and carers, members of our Governing Body, our wider community and other professional agencies to support the wellbeing of our families;
• Have an innovative and flexible approach, and will use their own initiative to set up and organise family learning and support groups and access funding streams to further support pupils and families;
• Have experience of Child protection procedures and whole school safeguarding measures;
• Be committed to professional development.

As an Pupil/Family Engagement Officer you will be supporting and guiding children and young people to make positive choices and engage in learning. You will be a role model, a lifelong learner and a trusted responsible figure. You will providing support in response to need dynamically, working with children, young people and families at a focussed level. You will need to be able to use ICT proficiently to record and share important information and contribute to reports and meetings in this area.







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Application forms, and further details, including a job description and person specification for the role may be obtained via the Schools Recruitment website using the link: https://ce0576li.webitrent.com/ce0576li_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC105GF.open?WVID=2482495vvA Please note to apply for this position you are required to complete the online application form on the Schools Recruitment Website. If you do not complete the online application, you will not be considered as having applied for the post.

We have a new recruitment website and you will need to create a new account to apply for this position.

Should you require further information about the post, please contact Victoria Cox-Wall, Headteacher, on 01685 652525.

The closing date for applications is 16th February 2024 at 12.00 noon.

PROTECTING CHILDREN AND ADULTS AT RISK IS A CORE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SCHOOL AND COUNCIL. IN ADDITION TO THIS SAFEGUARDING RESPONSIBILITY, THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT FOR THE ROLE WILL ALSO BE SUBJECT TO AN ENHANCED DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE CHECK.

The Council and School values diversity in its workforce. We are committed to ensuring that no unlawful discrimination occurs in the recruitment and selection process on the grounds of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, transgender, including those with non-binary identities, religion or belief or pregnancy and maternity. We offer a number of staff networks for employees including the Allies Network, a Disability and Carers Network and Perthyn our LGBTQ+ Network.

An application submitted for this post in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

In view of the large number of Application Forms which are currently being submitted individual applications are not acknowledged. Consequently, if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application is unsuccessful on this occasion. In which case you are thanked for the interest you have shown in applying for a position within the Council.