Pupil Welfare & Early Help Support Worker

34 hours per week, term time only (39 weeks including INSET days)

Grade 8 Point 14-18 FTE: £27,334 - £29,269

Actual Salary: £21,292 - £22,780

Required from September 2024

St Mary’s Catholic High School are looking to appoint a Pupil Welfare and Early Help Support Worker to work as part of the Wellbeing Team under the direction of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), contributing to the work carried out the Wellbeing Team and directly supporting the Early Help Coordinator and the support provided to families where pupils, particularly vulnerable pupils, are identified as early ‘Emerging Need’.

Applicants must have excellent organisational skills, a good level of numeracy and literacy skills, 5 GCSEs Grade 4 or above including English and Maths.  You will be a team player, confident with effective communication, and have a flexible approach and the ability to prioritise your workload to meet deadlines.  An Early Help or Health and Social Care qualification together with previous experience of early help or social care would be an advantage.

We are able to offer you a welcoming and supportive environment led by a leadership team committed to staff wellbeing.   A programme of weekly induction sessions provides the opportunity to meet key members of staff and be introduced to school policies and procedures.  Bespoke ongoing professional development is a priority, and all staff are able to access high quality, carefully tailored training and development opportunities. 

We are particularly keen to reflect the diverse nature of our student community in our staff; we welcome applications from all qualified applicants and strongly believe that diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact to our whole school community.

Potential candidates would be most welcome to visit the school prior to applying or have an informal conversation with the Designated Safeguarding Lead and if you would like to do so, please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Mrs Rachel Gilding. 

The job description, person specification and application documents may be downloaded from the school’s website www.st-maryshigh.derbyshire.sch.uk or alternatively please contact Mrs R Gilding, Headteacher’s PA on 01246 201191 (ext 2011) or e-mail rgilding@stmaryschesterfield.org.uk.

CVs will not be accepted - applications must be made using the school’s application form.

Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.  We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the specified closing date.

Closing date for applications: 9.00 am on 10 July 2024

Interviews: 15 July 2024

St Mary's Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


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