Job Description

Job details

Job reference
REQ01964
Date posted
28/07/2023
Application closing date
22/08/2023
Location
Baglan Education & Training Centre
Salary
£25,970.00 - £29,031.00 (pro rata salary of £29,439.00 - £32,909.00)
Package
Hybrid Working Arrangements (with the option to work remotely) together with a generous holiday entitlement and other flexible working options available.
Contractual hours
37
Basis
Term Time
Job category/type
Education and Schools

Education Welfare Officer

Job description

Permanent full time 37.00 hours per week 40 weeks per year term time only

We are currently looking for an Education Welfare Officer to join our team.

Attendance at school is a legal requirement, regular attendance at school has many essential benefits to the young person to enable them to achieve their potential. Working as part of a wider team of Education Welfare Officers you will provide support to schools, pupils and parents to ensure the regular attendance of all pupils, in your allocated schools. You will work to identify the cause of absences and provide early intervention working through the various barriers preventing regular attendance.


As an officer of the local authority your role is to assist schools to improve pupil attendance, reducing general absenteeism and persistent absences in the schools allocated to you. On occasions where improvement is not successful and there are no acceptable reasons for the level of absence, enforcement through fixed penalty notices or more serious cases of Court action might be necessary.


To be successful in this role you must have experience of partnership working and able to demonstrate positive support to children, young people and their families gaining improved outcomes.


Although you will be employed centrally by the local authority, Education Welfare Officers are currently based remotely within individual schools. Experience of working with schools and improving the outcomes of children is essential, along with a solid understand of the use of management information systems such as SIMS/EMS/Capita One or other similar systems.


You must have a full driving licence and the ability to travel expensively around the County Borough. Occasionally you will be required to travel to meetings outside of the immediate area. Alternatively should you not possess a driving licence or vehicle; you should have the ability to travel for business purposes without unreasonable disruption to the requirements of the post.


You will have experience in/of;

To be successful in this role you must have experience of partnership working and be able to demonstrate positive support to children, young people and their families removing barriers to engagement and gaining improved outcomes.


Experience of working with schools and improving the outcomes of children is essential; along with a solid understand of the use of management information systems such as SIMS/EMS/Capita One or other similar systems.


You will need to have;

Minimum education qualification of GCSE passes in 4 subjects at grade C or above, one of which must be either English or Welsh, plus Mathematics, or a qualification of a comparable level.


If you think that you have the necessary experience and qualifications for this role, we would love to hear from you.


For an informal discussion, please contact (Hayley Thomas, Manager Education Welfare Service) on

Phone: (01639) 686042 or

Email: (h.thomas)@npt.gov.uk

DBS requirements:

  • This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure

Neath Port Talbot Council is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our schools/employees are equally committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and young people/vulnerable adults and will take action to safeguard their wellbeing.


The recruitment process for this post will be underpinned by rigorous safer recruitment assessment to ensure that children and young people are protected.


Welsh Language Requirements:

Welsh Language skills are not required


Additional Information:

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates who have a disability and armed forces veterans.

At Team NPT, we all work together to serve the people, communities and businesses of Neath Port Talbot.

We are committed to providing training opportunities and the professional development of all our employees.

We look forward to welcoming you to Team NPT.


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