Student Welfare Officer (Attendance)
17 hours per week, term time only plus INSET days & one week in school holidays
HCC Grade C £18,426 - £19,407 FTE
Actual salary £7,427 - £7,823
We are seeking a Student Welfare Officer (SWO) to drive forward our focus on student attendance to join our associate staff team. Core to this welfare role will be working with students and their families to improve the attendance and punctuality of individuals who are frequently absent from or late arriving at school. They will also be responsible for pupil admissions, penalty notices and administration duties for the pastoral & admin support team.
This is an exciting new role at Court Moor and we are seeking applicants who will have a tenacious approach to working with individuals/families, possess excellent organisation and administration skills, with the ability to effectively communicate at all levels. To succeed in this role, candidates will need to be prepared to challenge behaviours and attitudes which lead to poor attendance and to conscientiously follow-up on agreed improvement strategies. They must have the ability to establish and maintain good relationships with all stakeholders including parents, carers, pupils and staff.
Applicants must demonstrate a professional manner, being organised and efficient. You must be proactive in your approach. Good IT and typing skills, together with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes (especially Excel and Word) is essential with knowledge of SIMS database being an advantage.
You will also be required to act as standby ‘First Aider’, administering first aid, including medications, to staff, pupils and visitors as part of the first aid team. Full first aid training will be provided.
This is a part time role initially for 17 hours per week (to be reviewed as the role develops) to be worked Monday to Friday. We are also looking for someone with flexibility, who would be able to cover colleagues’ absences, should the need arise.
Please see the attached role profile/person specification for more information
If you would like to talk to someone about the role before applying please contact Rich Bolton, Assistant Headteacher on the main school telephone number.
Court Moor School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
Court Moor School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.