Grade 7- £35751-£39867pa
This new position offers an exciting opportunity for the right individual to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of some of Havering’s most vulnerable children and young people.
The successful candidate will be required to mentor and support the teaching and learning of pupils presenting with medical needs, risky behaviors or those who are disengaging from their education. They will be required to initiate and contribute to the development of learning support plans:
To support the implementation of agreed SMART Targets on an outreach basis in schools, hospitals, family homes or agreed safe locations.
To provide direct support to pupils in order to engage and inspire learning and improve educational progress, attainment and outcomes of Havering’s most vulnerable pupils.
To provide advice to educational professionals around the implementation of strategies to inclusion, that will support pupils social & emotional, health & wellbeing developments.
The successful candidate's working hours will be will be 36 hour per week on a full time basis.
The successful candidate will be Qualified and able to evidence good communication and organisational skills and also be able to demonstrate that they can quickly establish robust working relationships with other professionals, including social workers, LA managers and Head Teachers.
They will be a team player, be able to work flexibly, whilst also being able to work under their own initiative.
Specific knowledge, experience and skills required for this post include:
- Proven experience of teaching and supporting vulnerable children and young people, preferably within an Education context
- An understanding of current Legislation and DfE Guidance around Education and Safeguarding vulnerable children and young people
- A demonstrable track record of success in improving outcomes for vulnerable/disadvantaged pupils
- Evidence of effective partnership working with a range of agencies including working together with multi-agency teams
- Some experience of training other professionals
- Experience of using and developing effective systems to track, monitor and support pupils who are at risk of exclusion or harm
- Experience of working closely with social care and children’s services
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Lee.Clegg@havering.gov.uk
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 21st January 2022 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interview date to be confirmed.
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 43277.
The London Borough of Havering 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 Havering Redeployees.
The London Borough of Havering 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).
In line with Government legislation, if the post you are applying for requires you to visit a registered care home as part of your role it is a legal requirement to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status or an exemption certificate to work for the Council. With effect from 1st April 2022, this requirement will be extended if you are applying for a job in a CQC regulated service
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