Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Education Welfare Officer

Education Welfare Officer

Start date: ASAP


Location: London Borough of Hillingdon


Contract: 36 hours per week, initially for 3 months


Hourly Rate: £23ltd per hour


About the Role

The Education Welfare Officer will be responsible for ensuring that pupils receive maximum benefit from the education provision made available to them.

They will do this by assisting in their regular attendance at school.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and review Attendance Plans for pupils and their families designed to help them overcome non-attendance difficulties


  • Deliver interventions directly to young people and / or the family unit and where required broker services, as part of the plan, from partner agencies, voluntary or community groups


  • Provide families with advice and guidance on the implications of non-school attendance and contributing to the process of applying due process, including legal proceedings in the event that statutory participation levels are not maintained


  • Attend case conferences, statutory reviews, court and other meetings as required

  • Maintain timely and concise electronic case records and written reports that evidence the work undertaken and the progress achieved

  • Take statutory action against parents using penalty fines and preparing witness statements for the Family Proceedings or Magistrates Court when required

  • Review termly attendance data with allocated schools to identify action to improve attendance for individual pupils and meet school attendance targets


Requirements

  • A recognised qualification in a related profession e.g.

    Education, youth work, child and family development

  • Experience of working with families and young people


  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance relating to attendance and safeguarding is desirable



How to Apply

If you are interested in this Education Welfare Officer role, please submit your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are suitable for the role.