Education Placement Mentor
This is an exciting opportunity to work within a developing service. The Education Placement Team has recently become part of the Directorate's Education Safeguarding Service and has a specific role to support less visible children in education, ensuring they are in receipt of a suitable education and have access to excellent future opportunities and outcomes.
You will work in collaboration with service colleagues, schools, alternative education providers, parents/carers and key professionals to support our less visible children's continuity of access to excellent education provision.
You will have experience of developing team approaches to problem solving and working with other professionals to support children and/or families with a broad range of needs whose circumstances may have affected by social mobility and inclusion issues.
You will have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, be IT literate, have good organisational skills and you will be flexible in your approach to work
The ability to travel city-wide is a requirement of this post.
To support less visible children in education by providing an offer of relevant advice, guidance, support and regular contacts to parents who are electively home educating their children.
In addition, to work with individual children in Key Stages 3 and 4 identified as being without suitable education provision, arranging and monitoring placements for them in alternative provision settings, schools and academies.
Experience of working with children and families with a broad range of needs.
Experience of working collaboratively and effectively with co-professionals and other agencies.
You will demonstrate your ability to work effectively as a team member bringing a flexibility of approach to your work. You will be IT literate and have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as being adept at maintaining accurate case records.
You will have and maintain good knowledge of education law and Government guidance in relation to the job and you will have a thorough understating and application of safeguarding children policy band procedure.
You will demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional development and you will be willing and able to travel across the city.
For informal enquires please contact Michael Innocenti, Principal Officer, Education Safeguarding; Tel: 07921239833; E-mail: email@example.com
We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken
Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.
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