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Parent Ambassador - Chiltern Wood School

Salary:
£5,353 - £6,016 yearly
Location:
High Wycombe
Company:
Buckinghamshire Council

Description

We have an exciting opportunity for the role of Parent Ambassador at Chiltern Wood School.

Hours: 12 hours per week. Term time + INSET days (39 weeks per year)

Salary: Bucks Pay Range 2 FTE: £19,467 - £21,879 per annum (Actual pay £5,353 - £6,016 per annum)

About us

Chiltern Wood School is an expanding Special School currently supporting over 200 students ranging from ages 3 to 19 years. The school is located over two sites in Cressex and Downley.

We pride ourselves on building positive relationships with our pupils, their families and supporting professionals to enable communication, physical, social and emotional development for each individual.

We have extensive facilities on site to support this development and provide learning opportunities through a variety of experiences, lessons and routines.

About the role

Duties will include:

  • To work directly with children and their families in the community, within their homes as well as at the school, in order to promote, strengthen and develop the relationship between parents/carers, children and young people and the school.
  • To develop links with and utilise the resources of the community by effectively signposting and encouraging the access of all appropriately identified services
  • Establish positive relationships with children and their families.
  • To be a regular point of contact and a source of information for parents about the range of support agencies which are available to support them as well as signposting at the start of every day.
  • To create, advertise and coordinate a yearly calendar of parent events/social events including informal coffee mornings and informative talks/workshops supported by outside agencies.
  • To coordinate and run the Parent Volunteers each week including arranging activities for them to do and maintaining accurate records.

Please see the job description attached for more information.

About you

Suitable candidates should have the ability to work with a high level of confidentiality and resourcefulness with parents, carers, partner organisations and external services in order to proactively support families in accessing a range of appropriate services and build effective relationships.

Please see the person specification attached for more information.

Other information

Closing date: 1pm Wednesday, 7th October 2020

Interviews: Tuesday 13th October 2020

Chiltern Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject full vetting checks, including a disclosure of criminal records at an enhanced level.

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