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Education Welfare Officer - Wakefield

Wakefield Council

£24,189 - £26,444

Full time

Wakefield, North East



We are seeking to appoint an Education Welfare Officer with experience of working with young people, families and external agencies to support and safeguard the wellbeing of pupils across the school promoting high standards of attendance and punctuality through effective liaison with parents/carers.

The role will include:

Meeting 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.

Supporting 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.

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.

The person appointed must demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills, whilst being flexible and adaptable to the needs of the job. In addition, the post holder will be expected to work proactively and independently as well as being an effective team member.

The successful applicant will be required to provide criminal conviction information and complete a Disclosure Application Form.

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