The starting salary for this role is £20,067.08 per annum for a 30 hour working week, 39 weeks per year, term time only. Negotiable salary depending on experience.
A Traveller Education Support Worker supporting the delivery of a service aimed at promoting inclusion and equality in education, raising achievement and improving outcomes for children from Traveller communities.
Working with schools throughout Surrey but particularly in the north west of the county. Based at one of the Surrey County Council office buildings.
Would you welcome the opportunity to bring your abilities and experience to focus on supporting Surrey’s Gypsy Roma traveller children, some of the more vulnerable children in our schools?
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced person to join and contribute to a well-established, high quality, countywide team of practitioners.
Surrey's Race Equality and Minority Achievement (REMA) team has combined expertise in Gypsy/Roma/Traveller (GRT) and English as Additional Language (EAL) work. REMA sits within the Surrey County Council Vulnerable Learners Service, working in partnership with a range of agencies to ensure the requirements of equalities legislation are met with regard to children and young people from minority communities. The team is made up of Specialist Teachers, Bilingual Support Workers (BSWs)/Interpreters and Traveller Education Support Workers, managed by area Lead Teachers and a Bilingual Support Coordinator. REMA is managed from within the Vulnerable Learners Service.
REMA supports educational settings to improve outcomes for ethnic minority pupils across all phases, from Early Years to Further Education. Traveller Education Support Workers assist all levels of education staff to engage with GRT families and ensure effective transition, induction and attendance for their children.
You will be working with schools to ensure high expectations of this group of pupils. You will engage with Gypsy Roma Traveller families, supporting those who need it and facilitating positive interaction with schools. Through liaising between families and schools, you will support GRT pupils to achieve their full potential.
To be shortlisted for this position your CV and covering letter will clearly evidence:
- Experience of engaging with children or young people and their families from Traveller communities
- The ability to work well independently, effectively and collaboratively with others, engaging positively to bring a solution focused approach to all situations
- A real interest and passion in promoting inclusion and equality in education for children from Traveller communities
- A “can-do” attitude in engaging with, enabling, and motivating others
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 28/10/2021.
Interview dates to be confirmed.
An Enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's Barred List check will be required for this role.
For further information about this role please contact: Susan Weston REMA Lead Teacher (West) firstname.lastname@example.org.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from generous annual leave entitlement, a local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.