Salary range: £35,724 - £38,799 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
An Exciting Opportunity....
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Within the Early Help Service an exciting opportunity to join the Education Welfare Service as an Education Welfare Officer leading on Elective Home Education, Child Employment and performance licensing has arisen.
Education Welfare Officers work in partnership with families and schools to improve attendance and engagement with education, offer appropriate advice, and refer children and their families for specialist support. The post requires an excellent understanding of the reasons why parents choose to home educate and the ability to engage with families in order to assess the suitability of education provided.
The officer will lead on Elective Home Education and the issuing of Child Employment & Performance Licences, providing high quality advice and guidance to parents, professionals, and schools, while maintaining high standards of casework and record keeping. The Officer will act when a child is not receiving a suitable education and initiate proceedings to prosecute parents who are in breach of school attendance orders under section 443 of the Education Act 1996.
Our ideal candidate will have drive, resilience and enthusiasm with a strong background in Education Welfare or Social Care. High levels of motivation and organisation are required and a strong commitment to achieving continuous improvement will be essential. An excellent understanding of Elective Home Education, Child Employment licensing regulations are essential. The ability to work within strict deadlines and to make effective links with families to ensure children are in receipt of an education is vital.
Closing Date: 16 August 2020 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: To Be Confirmed
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
Applications from candidates who have applied for this role in the last 6 months will not be considered.
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London, England, London, SE11, United Kingdom