Education Support Officer for post-16 Children & Young People in Care
Contract Type: Fixed term to end of March 2025 in the first instance
Salary: Grade 5
Wolverhampton Virtual School Team, as part of the Children and Young People in Care Service, is looking to appoint an Education Support Officer (ESO) for Children & Young People in Care and Care Leavers at post-16. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic and supportive team in a rapidly developing area, and to be a champion for vulnerable young people.
We are seeking a creative and proactive professional to provide support to young people in the cohort, including those living outside Wolverhampton, who are in further education or training. The postholder will monitor attendance, progress and achievement, ensuring that young people are achieving their potential, and help to identify and address any gaps in learning. Supporting improved quality in post-16 Personal Education Plans (PEPs) will be key to the role.
Successful candidates will have a good knowledge of statutory and further education and training, experience of working with children and young people in either a social care, educational or youth work setting and a good general standard of education. They will be a team player with excellent communication skills and an understanding of the challenges facing young people in care and leaving care.
For more information, please contact Darren Martindale (Virtual School Head)
Previous applicants need not apply
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