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Education Welfare Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/09/2018 23:59
Grade H. (£28,221 - £30,756) Pro Rata to Term Time Only. 37 Hours. Full Time. Fixed Term to 2 September 2019.
Hours per week:
37 Hours
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Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Across the Borough
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Job details 

Closing date:
18 Sep

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

The Education Support Service is seeking to appoint an educational welfare officer to work in their Legal Intervention Team on a 1 year fixed term contract. You will be responsible for fulfilling the Local Authority's statutory responsibilities in relation to school attendance, child employment and performance licencing, Children Missing Education and data collection. You will investigate reasons for non-attendance and gather information which will be used during formal non-attendance procedures, by home visits and PACE interview. You will implement formal non-attendance procedures, including providing and presenting reports to the LA's School Attendance Panel, issuing penalty notices, providing court statements, and attending court as a witness for the LA as required.

You will implement and review the decisions of the LA's School Attendance Panel as well as meeting with parents to explain formal procedures and follow up any issues raised. You will conduct recorded interviews under PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence) regulations. You will liaise and work in partnership with schools/academies, other services, employers and producers in relation to school attendance, employment and performance licencing, CME, MARAC and data collection.

You will work within the Common Assessment Framework (CAF), Team Around the Family (TAF) and the Troubled Families agenda as well as attend meetings with relevant agencies, parents/carers, schools/academies when needed, including case conferences, core groups and other multi-agency meetings. You will establish and maintain case files in accordance with service policy, including the preparation of reports as/when needed.

You will implement School Attendance Orders, Education Supervision Orders, and supervise Parenting Orders. Within the team, you will take the lead role in implementing legislation and local requirements in one of the areas of the team's responsibility; Children Missing Education, Child employment and Entertainment, MARAC and MATAC procedures, data collection.

You will have 5 GCSE's at grade 4 or grade C or above including English and maths and 2 A levels or equivalent. You will have knowledge and understanding of the Education Act, Children's Act and Fair Access process and partnership working. You will have knowledge of report writing and data management and IT systems as well as whole school approaches for behaviour and attendance management. You will have experience of working with vulnerable children and young people as well as working as part of a team and working in multi-agency partnerships.

You will have experience of using effective written and oral communication skills, customer care, report writing and good IT skills. You will have experience of work related learning, working with children and young people experiencing barriers to learning and working successfully within a primary/secondary school environment.

If successful you will have to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.

Online applications only at: www.gateshead.gov.uk

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