Education Investigation Officer
“Dudley Early Help: Building resilience, not reliance”
Dudley Council has the highest ambitions for our children, young people and families. Our vision is to give children the best start in life and to support families to be independent, responsible and successful ensuring we provide the highest levels of support for our most vulnerable children. Our workforce is key to making this happen.
We are committed to ensuring that children of statutory school age receive the education they are entitled to . Our aim is to provide a high quality service at all times ensuring that children are safeguarded and education legislation is met.
In Dudley, Early Help is a strategic priority. We have transformed and improved the way we provide services for children, young people and families by adopting new and innovative ways of working. The revised Early Help Strategy was endorsed by the Children and Young Peoples Alliance Board in April 2018. This strategy sets out the pathway for Early Help in Dudley and will ensure that the appropriate level of support is put in place for our children, young people and families. Investing in our children and young people now will ensure we build strong, resilient and thriving communities in the future.
There is widespread recognition that it is better to identify problems early and intervene effectively to prevent escalation rather than responding only when the difficulty has become so acute as to demand action. This vital and challenging work is delivered locally in Dudley through our Family Solutions Team where services have been designed to promote resilience, not reliance. We provide families, communities and local organisations with the help they need to support all children and young people to do well and to stay safe.
A new post has become available with the Education Investigation Service. The post is for a part time Investigation Officer based within the Adolescent Response Team (ART). The team are part of Dudley's Early Help services . The role will be responsible for ensuring that children are attending statutory education and will require liaison with families, schools and other early help services. When required the post holder will also need to compile court files for non attendance prosecutions including taking witness statements and conducting interviews under caution.
For more information regarding the Education Investigation Service please contact the lead for Adolescent Response Team, Heather Dudfield on telephone 01384815676 or via email Heather.Dudfield@dudley.gov.uk
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.
NB. We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications.
Online application forms will only be accepted for this vacancy, online facilities for jobs are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough.
If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application please contact the HR Resourcing Team via HR.Resourcing@dudley.gov.uk
If you are experiencing a problem whilst applying for a position, please follow the link below to the WM Jobs Help Page in the first instance; https://www.wmjobs.co.uk/staticpages/20563/help/
If the WM Jobs Help Page does not resolve your issue then please contact the HR Resourcing Team via HR.Resourcing@dudley.gov.uk
The Council will check the information that you have provided against any details already held for accuracy and completeness. The Council will check, share and cross match your information both internally within the council and with external organisations to protect public funds and prevent or detect crime, only where the law allows us to do so. The Council’s full Privacy and Disclaimer Statement can be accessed on the website at http://www.dudley.gov.uk/Supporting documents
Job Description & Person Specification