Family Liaison Officer
Location: Meadowcroft School, Wakefield.
Salary: Up to £20,000 dependent on experience
Hours: 42.5 hours per week
If you really want to make your mark in a growing school that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!
We now have a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring and understanding Family Liaison Officer to join our close-knit team at Meadowcroft School in Wakefield.
About the school:
Meadowcroft is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged 5 to 19, catering for children with a wide range of needs. 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 20 schools and 19 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 the young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.
About the role:
The school is seeking to appoint a Family Liaison Officer to join this thriving specialist SEMH/SEN School. Responsible to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, you will be an enthusiastic, flexible and determined individual who shares our values and is looking to develop their career in this specialist area. The role will also involve the duties of Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead.
Who we are looking for?
Whilst experience within an SEMH/SEN specialist provision would be desirable we will consider applications from those who are currently working in a mainstream school or other professional setting. Further training and development will be provided for the successful candidate in line with the identified needs of the school, the skills of the individual and their prospective career progression.
Why work for us?
A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:
- Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
- Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
- Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
- No two days are ever the same
- Free School Meals onsite
- “Your Wellbeing Matters”
- Employee Rewards Hub
Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website www.acorncare.co.uk
Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.
We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everyone in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates and, gaps in employment accounted for.