Team: Virtual Schools
Job Family: Advising - CBG9
Salary: £27,347 - £29,897 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Base Location: Watling House, Dunstable or Priory House, Chicksands
Contract Type: Maternity Fixed Term Contract
Closing Date: 22nd September 2019
Interview Date: 4th October 2019
More about the role: Exciting opportunity to join the Virtual School for Looked After Children for up to a year’s maternity cover and make a difference in the lives of these children
This a fantastic, rare opportunity to join a small but effective team who work tirelessly to promote the educational achievement of children in care. The post holder will work directly with schools, foster carers and social workers ensuring that our vulnerable learners access high quality educational provision.
The post holder will be expected to be educated to GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths, ideally with higher education qualifications. Candidates will need to have experience of working with Designated Teachers and other professionals who support children who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties or who are disaffected either in school or a social services setting through professionals and Personal Education Plan meetings.
Successful candidates will need to demonstrate the ability to identify priorities for improvement of LAC attainment and provide advice and support to develop practice through experience of knowing the target setting process in schools as well have the ability to communicate effectively with a range of professionals verbally, in writing and using ICT.
Join us, and take advantage of a generous rewards package, flexible working and the chance to make a difference to the life of a child.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Jacqui Bunker-Dare at Jacqui.firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0300 300 5697
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at email@example.com
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.