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Family Liason Officer

Island Learning Centre

Vacancy Reference: 50066049

Closing Date: 09/04/2021

Date Required           May 2021

Positions                    Family Liaison Officer

(Temporary one-year contract in the first instance)

37 Hours per week, term time plus 5 development days.

(Possibility of flexible hours/days)


Grade:   8                   Salary £24,319- £27,041 pro rata to FTE

                                    Actual salary £21,510 - £23,918

Reporting to              Deputy Headteacher/SENDco


The Island Learning Centre (ILC) is a pupil referral unit that supports some of the most vulnerable young people on the island. An exciting opportunity now exists for a Family Liaison Officer, this is a temporary one-year contract in the first instance.

The ILC have engaged with the NHS in a new and exciting project to support students and families with their mental health. This is called the Wellbeing Support service. This service will provide early intervention support for children who present with traits of Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and or attachment disorder, before they are referred for diagnosis.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Extensive experience of dealing with challenging behaviour?

  • Proven experience with motivating and engaging with hard to reach parents?

  • Be experienced and confident enough to represent the ILC in CIN/CP meetings, working closely with multi agencies and leading Early Help.

  • Have an excellent working knowledge of neurodiversity including ADHD and ASD and attachment.

Would you be interested in supporting young people with learning difficulties or social, emotional and mental health issues?

The successful candidate will be able to help remove barriers to students’ learning and enable them to achieve their potential. Promotion of good attendance a huge part of this job.

Interviews will be held Thursday 15th April 2021

Closing date Friday 9th April 2021

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Carrie Drake, Assistant Headteacher/SENDco Island Learning Centre on 01983 30033.

The Island Learning Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before appointment is confirmed.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.  The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.

In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.