Ref. 55635

Education Welfare Officer

  • Location: Upper Walthamstow, England
  • Salary: £23.15 - £23.15 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Education Welfare Officer to work in the Borough of Waltham Forest. This position is initially for a period of 3 months and is paying £23.15 per hour (paid to you via an umbrella company).

The role:

The primary function is to support schools and parents in promoting good attendance and in providing an effective response to pupils whom have difficulties in attending school. To work within allocated schools and meet with parents, pupils & members of staff to identify concerns and agree the action to be undertaken.

Key Responsibilities:

      To meet with parents regularly to establish any barriers to a regular full-time education and work in collaboration with all parties to develop strategies to ensure a positive outcome and improved attendance for the pupil and school

Support pupils and families presenting welfare and social care concerns but also robustly challenge parents who condone their children’s absences from school and regularly monitor success of intervention.

To take supportive/remedial action in respect of individual absentees to secure their regular attendance at school or other educational provision.

Ensure compliance with all legislative requirements & undertake all recognised statutory education welfare service responsibilities.

Implement the Local Authority’s Fixed Penalty Notice Code of Conduct on behalf of the Head Teacher.

To advise and support schools in the implementation of School Attendance Regulations and in the use of attendance statistics for the monitoring and management of school attendance.

To contribute pro-actively and to relevant areas of school policy and planning including the development of a whole school attendance policy and liaison with governors as appropriate.

To make referral to, to liaise and collaborate in joint work with other practitioners

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: N/A.
  • Experience: 2+ years experience within a similar role.
  • Compliance: Proof of ability to work and live in the UK. Current DBS and references covering the last 2 years.
  • Hours: 36 hours p/w.

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