Hours: 22.2 hours per week, term time only (3 days per week, to be discussed at interview)
Salary: £14,540.73 per annum approx. before deductions
This is a limited term post until July 2020
This post is based at Broad Lane Offices, Yate
Summary of Post
The Education Welfare Service is commissioned directly by schools to provide a range of early intervention services and activities to promote good habits of attending school every day. This in turn is important to the long term well-being, attainment and aspirations of the children and young people concerned. To achieve this, the service works closely with young people, parents/carers, school staff and other agencies.
The post holder is allocated a portfolio of schools (customers) and through school meetings, home visits and office based support, provides school leaders and attendance officers with the necessary support to improve the attendance of young people in their care.
The small team of Education Welfare Officers work under the general direction of the Education Welfare Team Leader.
The main duties of the Education Welfare Officer will include:
Working flexibly and in partnership with school staff to build capacity with regard to improving attendance and reducing the number of children missing education in order to order to raise pupils’ achievement and attainment.
Working with children, young people and their parents/carers on a referral basis to increase participation, educational achievements and future prospects.
Providing advice and guidance to parents/carers, pupils and professionals in schools on issues related to ensuring access to education.
Analysing attendance data from within the Local Authority and from schools to set targets with schools to reduce unauthorised absence.
Supporting schools in reviewing their attendance procedures and policies and developing strategies with them to address attendance issues.
Maintaining confidential casework records for each pupil as directed by the service.
Providing written reports and verbal feedback as required including providing reports for court.
Working in partnership with statutory services and if appropriate deliver Local Authority commissioned work as written into a Service Level Agreement with Children, Adults and Health.
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 28th August 2019 at 12pm.
Interviews will take place on Monday 2nd September 2019 (in exceptional circumstance we may be flexible in arranging an alternative interview date)
Integra is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.