Location: The Birley Academy, Sheffield, S12 3BP
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract term: Permanent (term Time only up to 42 weeks)
An exciting opportunity is now available at The Birley Academy for an Education & Welfare Officer. This post is a permanent post however would be required on a term time only basis working up to 42 weeks per year. Applications from part time and full time workers welcomed.
At The Birley Academy, we believe that learning is our most important activity: and that’s equally true for our students and staff. We’re passionate about self-improvement and we go the extra mile to make sure that lessons are relevant, purposeful, engaging and rewarding. An excellent CPD package supports our people at every stage of their careers, from training through to Headship, and as part of the L.E.A.D. multi-academy trust, we enjoy comprehensive backing and can offer exceptional prospects.
We're looking for someone to join the team who is able to work collaboratively to improve pupil attendance through effective working with students, families, pastoral support teams and other external agencies to analyse data and guide interventions to provide the greatest impact.
The post holder would be required to accurately track and monitor pupil attendance and punctuality, identify data trends and be able to develop and implement interventions to be able to improve overall school measures. Working with both internal colleagues and external agencies, you would be required to ensure effective relationships with student families to ensure that all legal responsibilities are met. This would include making first day absence phone calls and home visits to absent students.
You would be required to evaluate the success of support initiatives with regard to school attendance problems and to produce reports on student attendance on a regular basis. You would be required to be a member of the school Safeguarding and Inclusion Teams as part of your general responsibilities.
You should have at least GCSEs in Maths and English at Grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications) plus other relevant level 2 or 3 qualifications. You must have experience of working with young people and families preferably within a school environment however we would also like to speak to anyone who has previous experience within local authorities in Children and Family provisions. Excellent communication skills are essential as you may be required to present cases to panels and be able to clearly communicate with a variety of different people. You should have the ability to think creatively to solve problems within the boundaries of statutory frameworks and be able to understand the problems experienced by young people particularly those in crisis in physically and emotionally demanding situations. You must also have your own transport to be able to carry out the requirements of the post.
Closing date: 13th July 2018
The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Subject to an enhanced DBS check.
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