Salary: £27,905 - £30,507 Plus laptop & phone
Working Arrangements: Monday to Friday (Term Time)
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Fixed Term until 31/03/2021
Flexible working arrangement
This post is suitable for Job Share
Suitable for Secondment: Employees wishing to be considered for secondment should agree with their head of service before submitting an application form.
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Closing date: 27/03/2020 at 23:59
The successful candidate will be required to speak English to an appropriate standard.
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About the Post:
Like all of us here at Barnsley, you will care about children young people and their education. So you’ll relish this opportunity to play a part in ensuring pupils attend school regularly in order to achieve their full potential. At a time of exciting change, you will work with partner agencies and with our schools and academies to improve attendance across the borough
Barnsley Council focuses on creativity, ambition and people. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything we do. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement.
Shape a better future with us
We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.
Your role in our journey
As an Education Welfare Officer you will develop positive working relationships with schools and academies to identify pupils who are not attending regularly and to create robust responses to improving whole school attendance.
Through partnership working with parents pupils, you will identify need and negotiate pathways to regular school attendance, with a focus on our most vulnerable groups. To ensure all pupils attend regularly to achieve the best possible outcomes.
What you’ll need
To join us, you’ll need 4 GCSEs at grades A-C, or an equivalent qualification in a relevant field, with a willingness to work towards an NVQ level 4. You will also have experience of working in home school liaison to negotiate positive outcomes for pupils; you’ll bring to the role, knowledge, experience and skills required to complete assessments in line with Barnsley’s assessment and threshold criteria. Your good communication skills and proven ability to keep up to date records will support you in providing and presenting evidence based reports. You will be flexible in your approach and have the ability to work under pressure.
A lot to look forward to
Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.
Please use the documents below to help support you with your application form.
Job Profile: Welfare Officer Job Profile.pdf
Vacancy Exposure Profile: Exposure Profile.pdf
Barnsley Council is passionate about Equal Opportunities and Flexible Working. We're committed to equality and diversity in all aspects of our work and welcome candidates with a broad diversity of talent. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Click here for more information.
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