Vacancy: Parent Support Adviser/SEMH (social, emotional and mental health) support role (with Teaching Assistant responsibilities) (December 2021)

The Mead Primary School
Job reference
Closing date
8 December 2021 at 9.00am
Interview date
To be confirmed
Start date
To be confirmed
Contract type
Grade G, Spinal Point 12 - £11.73 per hour pro-rata
Core hours 8.30am – 3.30pm Monday-Friday, term time only (including TD Days)
Plus 1 hour planning 3.30-4.30 Thursdays
Plus 2 additional hours a week beyond the end of the school day – day/s to be agreed
The role is based at the school’s Hilperton site, but regular travel to the Wingfield site will be required, as this role supports children and families at both locations.
Role overview
Mr Stenton, Headteacher, and his Inclusion Team wish to appoint a Parent Support Advisor (with Teaching Assistant responsibilities) to join the dedicated, passionate team at The Mead Primary School from January 2022. Mr Stenton welcomes applications from individuals who are:
• Already in a Parent Support Advisor role or similar role in another type of setting
• Experienced in safeguarding support
• And those who are experienced Teaching Assistants and ready to take the next step in their careers by stepping into a PSA position.

The role is based at the school’s Hilperton site, but regular travel to the Wingfield site will be required, as this role supports children and families at both locations.

The school would love to hear from candidates who are:
• Able to work purposefully and collaboratively with children, young people and families
• Well organised and able to work co-operatively with other professionals, including schools, Children's Services teams and voluntary sector organisations
• Able to lead meetings effectively and follow up on agreed actions in a timely manner
• Experienced in successfully reaching families and communities that are less likely to access services
• Experienced in providing advice, information and guidance to all families within our school community
• Passionate about improving learning opportunities for all children within a creative curriculum
• Able to form positive relationships and foster the characteristics of effective learning
• Committed to valuing and supporting the development of each child
• Flexible, enthusiastic and energetic, with a strong commitment to teamwork
• Trained in First Aid, or willing to undertake training
• Confident in the use of IT, including Word, Smart boards and the internet
• Able to communicate well both verbally and in writing with children and adults alike
• Qualified in NVQ Level 3 in Teaching and Learning, or equivalent relevant qualification
• Willing to undertake training relevant to the role

Other information
We’d love to show you around either – or both! – of our lovely school sites. If you would like to come and visit us, please call the school office on 01225 759273 to make an appointment.

Candidate Briefing Pack >

Application Form >

Equality & Diversity Form >

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.

What we offer

We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide:

  • An excellent working environment, with access to all the resources you will need to create exceptional learning opportunities
  • Opportunities to work and plan collaboratively with experienced colleagues from across The Trust
  • PSA supervision through Collaborative Schools Limited
  • Warm, enthusiastic and friendly children who are keen to learn and deserve the best
  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • A commitment to high quality professional development and career progression
  • A basic Zoom account
  • The opportunity to increase your skills and knowledge through a National College training account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free, whenever you want them
  • A buddy for all of our new staff, who provide support for as long as is needed to help our starters become a part of the Mead family as quickly as possible
  • Access to a comprehensive staff portal, to make it quick and easy to get to everything you need in one place