Because we’re Bracknell Forest. We support our people to be at their best. We all contribute to creating a better sense of place.
We are always looking for better ways of doing this. How can we make the most of our resources. Making a difference is what we do and we strive to make a positive contribution to the lives of parents/carers, children and young people. You will be part of the council’s wider Early Help Service and this role is instrumental in continuing to develop our support for those families, children and young people who have barriers to education. Through positive engagement with a range of internal and external stakeholders to secure change and improvement relating to school attendance.
What it's like working in our team...
We are a dedicated and face paced team working closely with schools families, Early Help, Education, Children's Social Care and Health Services to contribute to the best possible outcomes for children, young people and their families. You will have a big impact on what we do and you will be trusted to take ownership of your work. The work is varied, sometimes challenging with the opportunity to develop creative and innovative solutions.
You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training...
- Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with Family Support Advisers across all schools in Bracknell Forest to ensure they have the training and tools they need to support our most vulnerable families in Bracknell, can identify where early intervention is needed and are confident to complete and review early help assessments
- Assist Family Support Advisers to develop their knowledge of statutory school attendance guidance whilst promoting joint working between schools, Early help and EWS and partners. Support inclusive practice and focus on early intervention and preventative support with vulnerable children and families.
- Meet with Family Support Advisers as a group once a term and share information advice, resources and guidance, arrange key speakers from the wider EH partnership to enhance knowledge and skills of Family Support Advisers.
- Ensure that there is a clear process in place to inform EH / MASH of EH assessments being completed in schools at a universal level - to maximise supporting families outcomes.
- To identify and where appropriate, implement national and local good practice arrangements to strengthen Family Support Adviser interventions and outcomes.
The benefits you will experience are...
- Opportunities for workforce development.
- A great location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
- Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme.
- Internal sports and social club opportunities.
- Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
What we're looking for...
Enthusiastic and proactive, you will have an awareness of Education and the impact of Family Support to enable positive education and learning experiences for children and young people. A passion for improving outcomes and life chances for all children, young people and their families you will need to be well organised, self-motivated and an active and committed member of the Education Service Welfare Team.
Interviews will be held w/c 2nd October 2023.
Want to ask us a question?
For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role, please contact:
Katy Daly, Education Welfare Team Leader
Tel.: 01344 464719
As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.
We can only accept applications from candidates currently residing in the UK.
Any candidates that are currently residing in the UK and wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the role by assessing their circumstances against the relevant criteria.
No agencies please.