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Welfare Officer

Employer:
Easthampstead Park Community School
Salary:
Bracknell Forest Grade I-17 - £14,851 per annum (£9.99 per hour)
Location:
Easthampstead Park Community School
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Term Time
Hours:
34.5 hours. Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.00pm (3.30pm on Fridays) including a half hour unpaid lunch break.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
25/02/2019 at 09:00 AM
Reference:
Sec/19/88547
Easthampstead Park Community School

We are currently seeking to appoint a Welfare Officer.  The successful candidate will be part of the Raising Standards Team, and will be responsible for dealing with the well-being of students and liaising with parents and teachers regarding issues concerning students’ health.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for maintaining care plans for those students who take medication and for managing the storage of medicines. They will endeavour to try and remove barriers to learning, be these related to health or pastoral problems, so students are in lessons and learning effectively as much as possible.

In addition, the Welfare Officer will support students’ wider welfare and academic progress by playing a lead role in organising parents’ evenings and celebration evenings. They will also provide support for initiatives to promote good attendance and respond to parental queries regarding behaviour for learning, for example about detentions. They will work closely with other staff to ensure the Student Welfare Office is staffed at all times during the school day.

Easthampstead Park Community School is a vibrant, cutting edge learning environment.  Our school culture marries unswervingly high academic expectations with excellent pastoral care and support.  The concept of community is at the very heart of our vision; we believe in a three-way partnership between parents, teachers and students, and are proud of our setting and local community.  

 We work with our students to develop their aspirations and talents to achieve their full potential in a safe, caring and supportive environment. We have a friendly and supportive staff who enjoy working with a student body that fully reflects our community.  There is a strong sense that the school is moving forward and we believe that this is an exciting time to join us.  Easthampstead Park Community School values diversity and promotes equality.

 OFSTED rated ‘GOOD’ in all areas

Our vision is to deliver a school judged as outstanding, that lives up to its values and beliefs. Our sense of community is built around the quality of relationships between staff, students and parents with the emphasis on respect and pride.

For enquiries please email recruitment@epschool.org.

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Easthampstead Park Community School, Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8FS

Tel: 01344 304567

Please apply online. For enquiries please telephone our Personnel Officer on 01344 390826 or email recruitment@epschool.org for an application pack. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.

Disability

We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.

Safeguarding

Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.

This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest.

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.

References

On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

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