School Attendance Officer
- Location: Walsall, West Midlands
- Salary: £14.31 - £18.73 per hour
- Type: Temporary / Full Time
Seven Resourcing are looking for 2 x temporary School Attendance Officers to work in Walsall. Theser position are initially for a period of 9 months and are paying £14.31 (PAYE) or £18.73 (umbrella) per hour. The working hours are 30 per week. Staff work from home 1 day per week.
Provide an additional service for schools to manage their whole school attendance strategy.
To investigate and respond to irregular school attendance at the earliest opportunity.
Understand the business element of the service and be customer focussed whilst being an advocate for a child.
Direct work with schools, families and students in connection with irregular school attendance, including home visits.
Contribute to or take the role of lead in respect of multi-agency meetings when necessary to do so.
- To provide a dedicated time allocation of Education Welfare Service support to carry out agreed interventions within the commissioned time for the purpose of targeted response to support a whole school attendance strategy.
- Direct work with children, families and schools to offer interventions to support early identification and expected resolutions.
- To represent Walsall Children’s Services to a high standard and offer quality interventions which have a positive impact on school attendance.
- To offer schools a wide range of service interventions through a menu of service and implement those services through a structured plan to deliver the services within the commissioned time.
- Participate with, contribute to and/or lead a range of multi agency / professional meetings which are in connection with safeguarding children and young people or their irregular school attendance.
- To help schools to identify children and young people who are at risk of becoming irregular attendees.
- To provide written feedback and evaluation of commissioned work at suitable intervals as requested.
- To make an objective assessment in order to determine the appropriate method of intervention.
- To liaise and negotiate with other professionals, statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure that the best possible service is provided, including attending relevant meetings on individual children and young people as required.
Experience: 1+ year of experience working within a similar role.
Compliance: Proof of ability to work and live in the UK. Current DBS and 2 x references.
Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
Hours: 30 hours p/w.
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