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Education Officer - Children Missing Education

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 22.2 

Salary:£28,704 - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RF 


Closing date:07 March 2021 at midnight 

To work across the service with children, young people and their families who are vulnerable to poor educational outcomes in order to improve life their chances.
This role will hold a case load to assess, address and review interventions around:
  • Home Education;
  • Children Missing Education, Exclusions and Pupils Missing Out on Education;
  • Children with Medical Needs;
  • Education employment and training (EET)
The post will also be expected to work closely with other services to ensure that effective support is on place.
The post holder will hold a caseload of young people who require assessment, intervention and support around education, in collaboration with other professionals that may be involved.
  • 5 GCSE’s grade A-C or equivalent including Mathematics and English Or Demonstrable experience identified within the section below
  • Significant experience of working with children, young people and families in either case work or education settings including completing assessments 
  • Experience of engaging with young people and their families who are vulnerable or from a hard to reach group and supporting them to achieve Educational related outcomes
  • Experience of developing and delivering training and group work.
  • Working knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and any associated reforms. Understanding of the statutory legislation that governs education, particularly around children missing education, behaviour, attendance, children with health needs, SEND.
  • Underpinning knowledge of the education system, including specialist provision and the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) process
  • Awareness and commitment to implement safeguarding procedures in accordance to the Local Safeguarding Children Board
  • Evidence of developing good partner relationships to seek positive and innovative outcomes for young people around education, training and employment.
  • Knowledge of child development and an awareness of differing needs of children and young people
  • Demonstrates compliance with local guidance and strategy, along with government policies and statutory requirements around education.
  • Demonstrates an assertive and challenging approach in advocating for children and young people.
  • The ability to work independently, as part of a team and in collaboration with partners and other.
  • Excellent and engaging communication skills; written, verbal and presentation with varying audiences.
  • Good organisational, planning skills and working to deadlines
  • The use of innovative and interactive techniques to engage young people, parents, staff, partners and education providers, in particular those children, young people and families that are hard to reach.
  • Evidence of good quality assessments, including risk assessments. 
  • An understanding of, and commitment to Equal Opportunities, and the ability to apply this to all situations.
  • Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010
  • A flexible approach to working, including out-of-hours, and an ability and willingness to travel to various locations in a cost-efficient way
  • Must be able to travel to rural locations. However, a reasonable adjustment will be considered for an applicant with a disability
  • The post-holder must be willing to undertake further training within the relevant professional development framework (Inclusion, Careers Advice, Education)
  • The post-holder may be required to attend, from time to time, other training courses, conferences, seminars, or meetings as required by his/her own training needs and the needs of the service
This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Emma Wiltshire, Tel: 0116 305 5987 Email: 
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
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