Pastoral Support Worker

Vacancy: Pastoral Support Worker
Hours of Work: 35 hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8.30am – 4pm / Wednesday 8.30am – 4.30pm / Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm
Salary: £22,359.96
Base: Huddersfield

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of young learners facing social, emotional, and mental health challenges? Do you enjoy encouraging and enthusing disillusioned young people to try new skills and develop their confidence? Are you focused on proactively supporting pupils to achieve and have hopes and plans for their future?

Fresh Futures is a registered charity, based in Kirklees, delivering services across South and West Yorkshire. Our vision is a future where Children, Young People, Families and Older People achieve their full potential in life. Our work is delivered through 4 themes of activity – Education & Training, Early Intervention & Prevention, Specialist Family Services and Social Enterprise activities.

  • Prior experience in supporting children, in KS3/KS4, with social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) challenges is essential.

Purpose of the job – To provide support and have responsibility for the learning, emotional development and welfare of disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils in school and in the community. Providing 1-2-1 and group support for learning and educational activities, developing social skills and secure physical and emotional wellbeing.

Main activities

  • To be responsible for delivering offsite and inhouse learning including home visits, small group sessions, lesson support and 1-2-1 lesson delivery.
  • To be responsible for creating resources and delivering lessons either 1-2-1 or small groups to support pupils SEMH.
  • To support and encourage re engagement of emotionally based school anxious non-attenders (EBSA).
  • Update and review Education, health care plans (EHCP)
  • Responsible for identifying any chid at risk following safeguarding processes and procedures.
  • Responsible for developing and creating resources and activities to support individual pupils EHCP outcomes relating to Cognition, communication and social and emotional wellbeing.
  • To create and deliver personalised learning to support the re inclusion of all pupils.
  • Support pupils and families to ensure they are informed and included in decision making.
  • Responsible for providing staff with up-to-date information regarding strategies to support pupils to maintain provision.
  • Create and develop de escalation techniques to support targets.
  • Responsible for updating all targets and intervention documents and updating the pastoral team.
  • Responsible for updating provision maps using the schools MIS.
  • Work alongside outside agencies regarding pupil progress, such as (but not limited to) CAMH’s, Educational psychologist, SENDACT etc.
  • To prepare pupils emotionally, socially and academically for a successful transition at the end of the placement involvement.
  • Participate in and research professional development opportunities.
  • To work alongside the pastoral team providing and updating pupil development in preparation for reviews and meetings.
  • Support the EBSA and Nurture and wellbeing lead in completing targets for individual pupils.

Safeguarding Duties and responsibilities: The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff must be able to identify any children who are at risk of harm and know the characteristics of abuse and neglect. If you suspect or confirm then it is essential, you know what actions to take.

In addition, the Pastoral support will:

  • Be responsible for completing factual and accurate recording of safeguarding using the schools MIS (Cpoms)
  • Update and review EHC Plans.
  • Keep up to date with safeguarding, keeping children safe, prevent and other relevant policies for safeguarding within education.
  • A willingness to support and drive the school’s vision and ethos.

Required: Driving License & Level 2 (or equivalent) in Math/English

Benefits: Term-time working / Employee Pension Scheme / employee assistance programme (EAP) for all Fresh Futures employees / Eye care scheme

Work remotely: No

For further information please contact the Deputy Head on TEL 01484 431962 and/or request an application form from [email protected]

How to apply

If you are interested in this role, please complete the application form plus any additional role specific forms found at the top of this page, and return it to [email protected] before the closing date.