Family Liaison Officer
Location: Meadowcroft School, Wakefield.
Salary: Up to £20,000 dependent on experience
Hours: Monday to Friday, 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 Group:
We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.
We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.
Acorn Care and Education is part of the Outcomes First Group.
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 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.
If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a school that will welcome your ideas, we want to hear from you.
Please note if your application is successful all interviews will take place via video call at this time. Please ensure you are able to access MS Teams
Acorn Care and Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.