The education offer within the Keeping Families Together (KFT) and Complex Safeguarding Hub (CSH) service is based on the practice of the Virtual School for Looked After Children and has been developed to fit the approach of the new team. Newham Virtual School is a well-established and respected multi-disciplinary team seeking to extend its established work with Children in Care to a wider cohort of children and young people with a social worker.
Advisory Teacher for Children in Need
Teachers’ Main Pay Scale
M1-M6 £30,480-£41,483 pa
The aim is to improve the education outcomes and social and emotions wellbeing of children aged 10-17 in Newham who are subject to Child in Need or Child Protection plans. This is delivered through close joint working with a wide range of partners from social care, education and health. The core activities to achieve these outcomes include advisory, monitoring, training and commissioning roles as well as direct involvement in casework. The post holder will work to support Children in Need tackling the effects of domestic abuse on children, those that are at risk of exploitation and family violence.
The work aims to put a spotlight on children and young people’s education – learning, well-being – in order to raise the profile of the child in the context of their experience, and improve outcomes.
We are seeking to appoint an experienced and qualified secondary teacher to help provide the educational input into the project. The successful applicant will work with children and young people identified by social care or school colleagues to support their education.
The post holder will advise, monitor and work directly in complex cases. The post sits within the Divert Service, which is a recently established and reports to the Lead Children in Need advisory teacher.
You will have QTS and at least three years teaching experience in a secondary school or equivalent. You will have detailed knowledge of and a firm belief in inclusive education plus an understanding of the complex issues facing children in need.
You should have experience in working with children with challenging behaviour and complex needs and an understanding of working with children in need.
you will enjoy using your own initiative to progress issues/cases and be able to contribute to professional meetings and the delivery of training for partners and parents. You will represent the team in a variety of different settings and maintain accurate and up to date electronic records
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.
closing date: 9th August 2020
Interviews to be held on 17th August 2020