Team: Access & Inclusion
Job Family: Supporting - CBG8
Salary: £23,836 - £26,459 per annum pro rata
Hours: 2 x posts available - 1 x 22 hours per week - Dunstable/Houghton Regis Area, 1 x 18.5 hours per week - Mid/West Bedfordshire Area - Both term time only
Base Location: Watling House, Dunstable
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 31st May 2020
Interview Date: 17th June 2020
More about the role:
Central Bedfordshire Council is a forward thinking, dynamic and ambitious organisation that wants to ensure the area continues to be a great place to live and work. The Access and Inclusion Service is an integral part of Children’s Services ensuring all children and young people within Central Bedfordshire access an education.
We are looking to recruit 2 x Traveller Education Liaison Officer's (TELO) for 3 days per week term time only. You would be part of a small team of 3 TELO’s supporting the work of the Access and Inclusion Service within the Traveller community. This is an exciting and interesting role where you will find your greatness in working towards ensuring that all Traveller children receive their legal right to an education.
You will support parents, schools and other providers in the admission of traveller children and to monitor their subsequent attendance. The Access and Inclusion Service works within the Children’s Services locality areas and this position will be allocated to the Dunstable & Houghton Regis locality areas. You will engage with the parents of Traveller children and support them with meeting their legal duties regarding education and also work closely with a number of other services within the council. Some lone working will be required.
You will contribute to the statutory tasks the Local Authority has regarding Traveller children who are Electively Home Educated, Missing from Education and where the School Attendance Order process has been invoked.
You will have a level 3 qualification or relevant experience working with Schools and/or families. Previous experience of working within the Traveller community is beneficial although not essential. This role requires the ability to build working relationships with both schools and families and offering professional support and challenge when required. You will have a good understanding of the obstacles faced by the families you work with and the ability to build and maintain rapport. You will be making a positive difference to the lives of children and families and it is essential you have a positive, non-judgemental, empathetic and sensitive manner. This post requires competent IT skills in order to record and maintain accurate data and the ability to manage your own caseload. A full induction will be provided.
Join our team and take advantage of our rewards package, agile working and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver better services to the local Community.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Victoria Kesseru at Victoria.email@example.com or call 0300 300 6479
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Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer; we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.