Education Welfare Officer.345

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Closed for applications on 18/11/2019 23:59
£27905 - 31371
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Brunel Building, Blyth
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18 Nov
Further Information

Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full time - term time plus specified days
Salary: £27,905 (pro rata)
Band 7
Employment Location: Virtual School, Brunel Building, Blyth

Northumberland County Council would like to recruit an enthusiastic, well- motivated Education Welfare Officer to improve pupil attendance and promote the welfare, development and protection of children across Northumberland.  

Education Welfare is based within the Virtual school and work to ensure that the Local Authority’s statutory duties and other responsibilities for safeguarding children in relation to school attendance, elective home education, children missing education, permanently excluded pupils, child employment and performance licencing are carried out to the highest possible standard.  
Work is undertaken on behalf of children in partnership with their parents, schools, alternative providers and other professionals to enable each pupil the maximum opportunity to benefit from their educational entitlement. Work is also undertaken at a whole school level to support schools in their policy and practice towards improving attendance.  

You should have a good general standard of education and preferably with a recognised professional qualification in social work, teaching, child care, nursing, youth and community or psychology. Experience of working in an education or social care setting and knowledge of current legislation is essential.  

For further information please see the attached job description and person specification.

The successful applicant will be expected to work term time plus 10 days
The closing date for applications is 18 November at midnight
Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Rebecca Harding (Trans HR Support Officer) on 01670 623 130 or email Rebecca.harding@northumberland.gov.uk
We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time basis will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.
If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk

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This job is closed for applications.