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Job Title: Pastoral & Safeguarding Officer
Location: Birmingham, B44
Salary: £22,500 – £24,500
Hours of Work: 8:50am – 4:30pm
Days: Monday – Friday, Term Time Only
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: Until July 2024 and opportunity to extend
Benefits: Permanent Opportunity | Weekly CPD Sessions | Access to College Staff Perks | Free On-Site Parking

Post Objective: To provide students with pastoral support on a 1:1 basis and in small groups. The role includes a focus on Safeguarding, the post holder will act as the main first point of contact for Safeguarding concerns raised by staff, visitors, parents/carers.

Pastoral Main Duties:

  • Manage a case load of students requiring intervention support to improve academic performance, attendance, engagement and barriers to engagement with learning
  • Provide effective care and guidance for learners, including those with SEND, Child Protection issues, Looked after Children, Previously Looked after Children and Care Leavers though an allocated caseload
  • Provide support through an identified caseload of Young Carers. This will include proactively working to identify Young Carers, monitoring progress and working with external agencies to support them effectively
  • Facilitate meetings with parents/carers/social workers and students as required, alongside tutors, to enable a holistic and individualised approach to supporting students
  • Attend meetings to support Looked after Children such as termly PEP meetings; or case reviews as required based on allocated caseloads

Safeguarding Main Duties

  • Act as the first point of contact for any safeguarding, child and adult protection concerns, providing timely, relevant support and advice in order to safeguard the student
  • Risk assess the safeguarding situation presented to ensure that the student is safeguarded and supported adequately and appropriately, liaising with Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads where required
  • Liaise with College departments as part of the ongoing monitoring and support for students when there has been a safeguarding concern
  • Keep informed of current legislation, statutory and other guidance with regards to safeguarding, child and adult protection
  • Maintain up to date, accurate, confidential records using the identified college systems

If you feel you would be the right fit for this role, then please apply through submitting your CV. If you are a successful applicant, you will be contacted by Adam Crofts to arrange the next steps in the progression of your application.

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