Pastoral support worker (hiring immediately) - #59714

Outcomes First Group


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Shrewsbury
Contract type: Full time

How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*? Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s worklife balance.

We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

4 DWW will be rolled out within our school, when we have a full complement of staff, and within the next year – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join us #team OFG! Job title: Pastoral Support Worker Location: Smallbrook School, Shrewsbury Salary: £25,000 per annum Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9:00am-4:30pm Contract: Permanent, Term Time only As part of our continued growth, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Pastoral Support Worker to join our close-knit team at Smallbrook School.

If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a school that will welcome your ideas to help re-engage our young people, we would like to hear from you.

About the Role Throughout this role your aim is to be actively involved in the support and monitoring of pupils’ behaviour.

You will implement agreed strategies to improve the behaviour of our pupils and monitor and analyse this behaviour using our online system.

You will support and work with our Teachers and Senior Leadership Team to provide essential guidance to our SEN pupils who have learning, behavioural, social and physical disabilities.

You will build positive relationships with pupils and parents to promote interaction and a constructive learning environment.

Experience in therapeutic childcare is desirable.

Duties: ● Deliver pastoral support to pupils.

● Manage, supervise and direct those pupils working to a modified timetable through periods of off-site education.

● Provide advice to pupils relating to their social & emotional wellbeing, health, hygiene and emotional support.

● Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model.

● Advise and provide support for distressed pupils.

● Provide information and advice to enable pupils to make choices about their own learningbehaviour and attendance and consequences of their actions.

● Challenge and motivate pupils, promote and reinforce self-esteem.

● Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress, achievement, behaviour, attendance etc.

About us Smallbrook School is currently increasing capacity from 50 pupils to 80 and having a large investment in our school site developing KS2 and sixth form provision.

We are a co-educational day school catering for pupils aged 7-18 with a range of complex needs including a range of social, emotional and mental health needs and also pupils who have been diagnosed with autism or demonstrate behaviours associated with autism.

You will contribute to making Smallbrook School an outstanding provision for our young people and their families.

We provide a therapeutic, supportive and inclusive learning environment and are committed to raising achievement and enabling pupils to recognise their potential and supporting them through a personalised, engaging curriculum.

Our priority is to develop the foundation knowledge and skills required to make a manageable and smooth transition to the next life stage.

Our School is based halfway between Shrewsbury and Wem in Shropshire.

Acorn Education is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and care for vulnerable pupils and young people.

As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join Acorn Education? Benefits Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to

Work Schemes

  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people.

All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy.

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