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Education Welfare Support Officer

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Term Time Only
Working Pattern:
Full Time (Term time)
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
20/08/2020 23:59
Approx £25,200 pro rata to contracted hours.
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
School Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Broad Lane Offices, Yate.
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
20 Aug

Further information

Education Welfare Support Officer

Salary: £25,200 pro rata to contracted hours
Working Pattern: Permanent – 37 hours per week – Term Time Only
Location: Broad Lane, Yate

How you’ll make a difference

You will make a difference as an Education Welfare Support Officer by providing a range of early intervention services and activities to promote good habits of attending school every day which is important to the long term well-being, attainment and aspirations of the children and young people concerned.

What does a typical day look like?

You will be allocated a portfolio of schools and through school meetings, home visits and office based support, provide school leaders and attendance officers with the necessary support to improve the attendance of young people in their care.

You will be contributing to School Attendance Meetings, Child/family meetings or Attendance Panel Meetings at the request of schools.

On occasion you will be compiling voluntary witness statements to be presented in magistrate’s courts and will have the support of a Team Leader for more complex decision making.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.

We trust our team to work in the way which allows them to make the biggest difference and we continue to invest in technology to help staff do their jobs to the best of their ability and celebrate innovation.

What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos, the support and the training.

You’ll be part of a team. If you need specialist expertise or just a bit of advice from someone who’s been there and done it, it’s right there for you

What we need from you:

You will hold a degree or equivalent professional qualification or be working towards one e.g. a professional qualification in Social Work, Teaching, Youth Work, Education Welfare Studies or an equivalent qualification with appropriate professional registration.

You will have an excellent understanding of the legal framework for attendance with the ability to analyse attendance data and interpret this for schools.

You will be able to work in partnership with school staff.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life

We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

We’re making a difference: be part of it!

Closing Date: Thursday 20 August 2020
Interview Date: Wednesday 26 August 2020

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