Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time, Term-time only
Closing date: Sunday 1 November 2020
Interview date: Friday 13 November 2020
For an informal discussion, please contact Ann-Marie O'Brien - Extended Support Team Leader on 07825 358357 or Vidyu Narayan - Attendance Lead Manager on 07867 906432.
About the role
Are you an experienced child-centred practitioner with knowledge of attendance and the willingness to support children and young people back into accessing education?
Due to the expansion of the Education Support, Behaviour and Attendance Service (ESBAS), we are seeking to recruit ASA’s for the following areas:
1 x Eastbourne and Hailsham (based at St Mark’s House, Eastbourne)
1 x Hastings, Rother (based at Ocean House, St Leonards on Sea)
1 x Lewes, Coastal and Wealden (based at County Hall, Lewes)
ESBAS are looking for 3 ASA’s (Attendance Support Assistants) to work with families, children and young people with protracted poor attendance due to a variety of complex needs.
The role will involve working in partnership with ESBAS Practitioners, school staff, parents and carers and other agencies to provide a high quality, short term, intensive intervention and support for children and young people identified as having poor school attendance. You will be committed to improving the outcomes for children and young people as well as being flexible and forward thinking in your approach to work. You will be adept at building and maintaining positive relationships. A driving licence and access to a car is essential.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.