Vacancies and Volunteers
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ICT Support Assistant
Closing Date: 28th April 2023
Salary Range Grade 3 (£21,575- £23,194 FTE)
Main purpose of the post:
To work with teachers and leadership as part of a professional team to support learning activities for classes and general ICT facilities in school. The primary focus will be to work under the professional direction of the business manager and ICT teachers, enable other staff, pupils and parents to access and use a variety of ICT applications, resources and information .
- Maintain daily ICT resources and applications in school
- Maintain asset register of all ICT resources, both on site and on loan
- Support in lessons, including but not limited to, ICT
- Support some ICT pupil clubs
- Update website
- Support parents ICT workshops and individual parent help with online school forms.
Annualised contract (39 weeks term time only)- 8am- 4.30pm daily with half an hour lunch.
Core responsibilities and tasks
- Maintain daily ICT capability of the school, resolving all but the most complex technical problems independently.
- Liaise with staff and other relevant professionals to facilitate the above
- Support class teachers to plan and promote good learning opportunities in ICT across the curriculum.
- Support the role of parents in pupils’ learning and contribute to meetings with parents.
- Manage the use of home- loan devices for the school
- Maintain a detailed asset log of home loan devices and school based technology and be responsible for any associated paperwork/ updates.
- Liaise with the Business Manager to support the maintenance of a whole school asset register.
- Assist with the development of policies and procedures related to ICT.
- Be responsible for and proactive in updating the school website
- Support delivery of computing clubs for pupils and parents.
- Take a daily lunchtime computer club
- Support the work of the SENCO, Assessment lead and ICT co-ordinator.
- Have responsibility for the preparation, maintenance and control of ICT stocks of materials
- Liaise with MGL technician and wider team
- Support admin team and children’s centre staff in ICT related issues
- Support pupils learning in ICT lessons under the direction of the Teacher
- Support learning in other lessons and during unstructured times if required.
While every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be specifically identified. This Job Specification is current at the date shown but, in consultation with the post holder, it may be changed by the Head Teacher to reflect or to anticipate changes in the job commensurate with the grade and job title
MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
The Children Centre Manager is responsible for managing a specific children centre within the Service. The Children Centre Manager reports to, and works with, a designated Service Manager, responsible for a range of services and functions, and will work with other managers across the Service and with other agencies in order to deliver a service.
The Children Centre Manager is responsible and accountable for producing a Centre Improvement Plan, to support the continuous improvement of services and in long term outcomes for families.
The Children Centre Manager is responsible and accountable for the delivery and monitoring of the Children Centre offer across Liverpool ensuring that all services both universal and targeted are cohesive and integrated,
The Children Centre Manager is responsible for promoting the City Council’s Vision and values and ensuring that all work in the development and delivery of business plans is carried out within the Best Value framework
The Children Centre Manager is responsible and accountable for leading and managing staff teams through a Performance Management framework and promoting equality of opportunity in all aspects of their work.
The Children Centre Manager must demonstrate in their behaviour and attitude, the Vision and Values of the City Council. The role carries responsibility for demonstrating that Liverpool City Council is a good employer, intending to deliver quality services.
Specific to Granby – Dingle Post:
- The Children’s Centre Manager will be accountable to both the Service Manager of Children’s Services within the Council, and the Head and Governing Body of Kingsley Community Primary and Matthew Arnold Primary, who directly employ all Children’s Centre employees.
- Able to work in person, between 2 sites and manage staff and services consistently across two settings
KEY RESPONSIBILITES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:
The Team Manager is accountable and responsible for:
- Health and safety, Recruitment, Staff development, Induction, Planning for training, Attendance at work, sickness absence monitoring and management, discipline and grievance, performance management, the investigation of complaints and exit interviews.
- Creating a safe and positive work environment free from bullying and harassment and to promote Family friendly policies.
- Ensuring all staff are aware that they have a duty to report any concerns, allegations or disclosures of abuse, and that the response is consistent.
- Ensuring regular contact and reporting sessions with line managers are carried out within the team
- To line mange and provide effective case supervision for the Children Centre staff team, including staff seconded from other organisations.
Ensuring continuous improvement
- Implement a performance management framework.
- To lead and implement a quality assurance framework, that evaluates and monitors Children Centre services.
- To create an outcome-focused environment of continuous improvement, and to ensure that staff are supported and challenged to ensure improvements are made.
- Undertake strategic tasks allocated by the Service Manager
- To ensure that standardised services detailed within the Children Centre Conditions of Grant are developed delivered and evaluated across the centre footprint.
- To manage referrals; to be accountable for all work allocation, and to ensure the continuation of services and the allocation of work in the event of the non-availability of practitioners
- To manage services within the law, statutory guidelines and City Council procedures, in particular the Children Act 1989, the framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and working together to safeguard children
- To ensure that case records are maintained and that plans are formulated, recorded, implemented, regularly reviewed and monitored
- To provide professional and managerial leadership, and supervision to team members,.
- To build and sustain partnerships with partner agencies in order to ensure the Children Centre effectively delivers services for parents to be, parents, and children across the centre’s footprint area.
- To manage and co-ordinate as appropriate, the implementation of activities/programmes agreed partner agencies e.g., parenting, health promotion programmes, training and employment support, childcare options, school readiness activities and programmes.
- To lead and implement a strategy to ensure inclusion of all children and families living in the centre footprint area.
- To work with partner agencies to ensure early identification and intervention for families requiring support in order to promote family well-being and prevent statutory intervention.
- To be responsible for ensuring the implementation of safeguarding procedures across the services operating within the children centre.
- To develop the City Council’s commitment to equal opportunities and to promote non- discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken
- To comply with all statutory requirements and with Standing Orders and Financial Regulations of the City Council, and to ensure that all work functions are undertaken in accordance with health and safety legislation, codes of practice, and the City Council’s safety plan.
- To promote parental and community involvement and ensure that services provided by the Children Centre are responsive to local need and customer driven.
- Communicate widely and regularly with customers/service Users and the media.
- Contribute to effective working with elected members.
- Undertake the role of liaison officer or casework co-ordinator as part of the Emergency Plan.
- To manage the Children Centre budget and allocation of budget in line with LCC financial regulations
- Monitor expenditure for services in keeping with Best value framework.
- Ensure equity of service provision for all customers/service users.
- Contribute to Best Value service reviews.
- To monitor and analyse local and national data in order to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of the services delivered by the Children Centre and inform service planning.
- To use ICT Systems such as e-Start and Liquid Logic, to monitor activities and engagement within the centre and ensure an efficient and accurate Case Management records are maintained.
- To be responsible for premises management, including Health and Safety.
Children Centre Managers will be expected to develop and demonstrate skill and competence in accordance with the agreed competence framework. This will include:
- Building and delivering the City Council’s Vision.
- Making things happen and seeing them through.
- Leading on performance; promoting a high performance culture within the team.
- Championing team working, creating high morale and effective collaboration.
- Creating a learning culture.
- Pioneering new approaches.
- Ensuring culture of open communication
- Develop the City Council’s commitment to equal opportunities and to promote non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken
It must be understood that every employee has a responsibility to ensure that their work complies with all statutory requirements with Standing Orders and Financial Regulations of the
City Council and to ensure that all work functions are undertaken in accordance with health and safety legislation, codes of practice and the City Council’s safety plan.
This job description is not intended to be either prescriptive or exhaustive. It is issued as a framework to outline the main areas of responsibility.
Volunteering at kingsley.
Volunteering at Kingsley.
Kingsley Primary wants to support both our community and other college/ university students in their lifelong learning, and commitment to becoming part of the Teaching and Learning profession. Our ‘Kingsley Aspire’ project sits alongside this.
Having volunteers can bring a lot to the workplace, but it is also a significant workload and commitment for the staff who are supporting/ coaching and managing this. Therefore, we have to plan our placements carefully. They will usually be booked several months in advance so that all paperwork/ risk assessments/ safeguarding information can be completed prior to starting and so that workload can be managed
This means we offer planned opportunities for the following on a volunteer basis:
Aspiring Undergraduate Teachers
We work in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University (Via Matthew Arnold Teach First), and Liverpool Hope University to coach and mentor undergraduate students attached to these institutions. Placements are allocated via our staff student mentors who liaise with university staff.
Aspiring 6th Form or y 11 Students
Pupils in 6th form , or y11 may approach us:
- Via Kingsley Aspire programme
- Via an application letter
- For short term voluntary work experience placements.
If you are interested please email the school office and express your interest via a standard application letter. We get a lot of requests, so you will need to take this application seriously and convince us that you are really interested in a placement!
Aspiring Teaching Assistants/ NVQ students
This is the group from whom we have most requests for places . We can have several requests a week, although clearly we can not accommodate everyone. Whilst we want to support those entering the profession, we have to set limits and certain criteria before we accept anyone.
To volunteer in a teaching or learning capacity, ie in the classroom you must:
- Have GCSE English and Maths to at least grade 6 (and old C) or be currently studying with the expectation that you will achieve this in this year of study.
- Have excellent spoken and written English (90%+ of our pupils speak English as an additional language and all adults who work with them must be able to model high standards of spoken and written English at all times.)
- Be attached to a college so that a tutor is overseeing your assessment and placement.
- Provide 2 written references which meet our criteria .
We take safeguarding extremely seriously and all volunteers must have an acceptable up to date dbs and comply with all school policies and requirements of section 1 of keeping Children Safe In Education. No adult volunteer will be allowed to work in our school unless these requirements are met.
If you are interested email Kingsleyfirstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.