Area Learning Advocate for Early Years - Reception Year

Location
Worcestershire
Salary
Salary from £15,487 up to £17,097 pro rata (with an opportunity to apply for 3 additional SPA points
Posted
13 Apr 2021
Closes
28 Apr 2021
Job Ref
#24643
Contact
Worcestershire Children First Social Work Recruitment Team
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours
Hours
Part-Time

 

Worcestershire Virtual School

Job title: Area Learning Advocate for Early Years – Reception Year

Permanent

Part time 0.5 FTE

Term time only plus 5 days

17.5 hours per week

 

Grade of Post:   Soulbury grade (range 1- 4)

 

Based on the above criteria our offer to you is:

Salary from £15,487 up to £17,097 pro rata (with an opportunity to apply for 3 additional SPA points)

AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN WORCESTERSHIRE CHILDREN FIRST VIRTUAL SCHOOL TEAM

Who are we looking for?


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated professional who will work as an education advocate for a cohort of Children Looked After in Early Years, predominantly Reception Year (but also to include some pre-school aged children), residing both in and out of county.

As a Learning Advocate you will provide early identification and targeted intervention at the earliest opportunity and challenge the barriers to success, thereby promoting a culture of high aspiration for every CLA.  Applicants should have knowledge of and experience across the Early Years Foundation Stage and a strong commitment to improving educational outcomes for looked after children in early years. You will need to use your own initiative, possess excellent organisational skills and demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines. You will work with early years providers, schools, settings, social workers, foster carers/parents and a range of agencies to support the wider learning outcomes, educational progress and attainment of our children looked after.

This post offers a great opportunity for a committed and successful professional to contribute to the development of Worcestershire Virtual School. You will be joining a highly motivated team, committed to improving the life chances of our children and young people in care. Applicants should have knowledge of, experience in, and a commitment to, improving educational outcomes for looked after children in early years.

For informal enquiries about the role and information, please contact:

Colette Maynard – Virtual School Head

Tel: 01905 843151

Email: cmaynard@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

To apply please send an up to date CV along with a covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria for this role to socialworkopps@worcestershire.gov.uk

The closing date for applications is the 28th April 2021

The interviews will be held w/c 3rd and 10th of May 2021

We are committed to safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. 

A DBS disclosure is required for this post.

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