• Alisdair Low

Family Support & Attendance Co-Ordinator, Deputy DSL - Caterham - £26,754 - £29,265 per year

Location: Caterham, Surrey

Contract: Permanent, full year position

Salary: 26,754 - £29,265

Hours: 40 hours per week

Closing Date: 14th July 2022

SEN/SEMH Education Centre

This organisation is part of a Group of 20 SEN/SEMH provisions across the UK.

They are currently looking for a Family Support & Attendance Co-Ordinator, Deputy DSL.

This is a 30-place secondary/post 16 learning centre for young people with ASD and associated SEN, based in the heart of the community in Caterham-on-the-hill, in a brand new state of the art conversion.

The centre supports young people aged 11 – 16 who have difficulties with communication and social interaction, typically associated with Autism and related difficulties.

They have a team of therapists who both run their own disciplines and work in a multi-disciplinary team.

This Centre shares the same Headteacher and Senior Management Team as another school in the Group, however each site has its own Assistant Head and team of Teachers and TAs.

Role Purpose:

  • To work within the therapy team, supporting the families and students aged 7 to 19 years with ASD and other associated difficulties.

  • To promote positive attitudes by students and families towards education and to ensure parents are aware of statutory responsibilities.

  • To oversee and support strategies to improve attendance, following attendance policy, monitoring school wide attendance data, and working with individual students and their families with regard to attendance issues.

  • To work in collaboration with the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) To follow school safeguarding processes and policies.

  • To work in collaboration with school staff to develop and share strategies between school/home.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Act as a role model and support the development of supportive relationships between home and school.

  • To coordinate the effective implementation of the Attendance Policy.

  • To monitor and report on pupils out of school

  • To liaise with parents/carers on the Family Support process and early intervention.

  • To provide Family support training to staff and pupil information through CPD.

  • To provide therapeutic support to pupils who are struggling to engage with classes or school and staff/families in cooperation with the therapy team with the aim of re-engagement in class.

  • To track attendance and provide data for SLT and Governors.

  • To provide data for SLT and Governors with regards to Family Support and early intervention work undertaken.

  • Ensure that all relevant compliance has been completed

The teams here are a family, they believe in working together to achieve the best for their co-workers and students alike. Naturally passionate educators, the whole team strive to exceed expectations at every opportunity.

For the full job description please contact Alisdair at Integritas


  • A relevant professional qualification or the ability to gain L3 in working with children and young people)

  • L3 in working with children and young people is highly desirable

  • Qualifications in psychology or social care would be desirable

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience of working with Children with autism/SEND

  • Understanding of the Safeguarding principles and Child Protection

  • Experience of supporting families and/or adults

  • Knowledge of support agencies and services within the local area desirable

  • Good appreciation and knowledge of health and safety, data protection principles and equal opportunities

Skills and Behaviours:

  • Commitment to the role, the desire to put the child/young person first and treat them as an individual.

  • Solution and impact focused, decisive and able to stay calm in a crisis/emergency situation.

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal (English).

  • Be positive and creative in meeting families needs.

  • Work on your own as well as part of a team

  • Work collaboratively with other Employees and professionals with good interpersonal skills.

  • Good numeracy and literacy skills.

Be part of a successful team and also benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance

  • Teachers' Pension

  • Perkbox - offering high street discounts

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Car lease scheme

  • Fully funded training and qualifications

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Free membership to our Health cash back plan - Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more

Integritas Education Recruitment Ltd is acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Integritas is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service.

The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process.

As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback.