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Support Worker – Education

Anvil Court, Church Street, Abertillery, NP13 1DB
Grade 6 (£25,801- £29,636 per annum)
Contractual Status
Fixed Term
Fixed term 2 years
Job Type

Job Summary

This role with be supporting the curriculum and pastoral needs of all children open to the Supporting Change Team within Children Social Services Department.  The role will include promoting the educational achievement, school attendance and integration of these children in formal education settings.  The aim of the Education Support Worker within the Supporting Change Team will be in preventing children becoming Looked After; supporting families for whom rehabilitation has been identified as the child’s permanence plan; contributing to assessments of potential for change and rehabilitation.


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An opportunity has arisen for the appointment of one full time Education Support Worker in the Supporting Change Team within the Social Services Department.

You will support families where their child/children’s needs are being met through a care and support plan.

You will be supporting children in school on a one to one or small group basis and will be liaising with schools and social services staff regarding progress of pupils and any other issues related to their education.

You will be able to effectively manage a caseload, to support parents and carers by providing a point of contact and giving practical advice on how they can support the education of the children in their care.  You will be working with school and staff within the formal education settings to aid their understanding of specific needs of the children, their history and potential impact of their life experiences on their performance and general functioning within the educational setting.

You may produce reports for a variety of audiences and act as an advocate in pursuit of the service users’ best interests.  You will represent Social Services in multi-disciplinary settings and comply with all relevant County Borough Policies.

Essential requirements include: 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths and English, a relevant Level 3 or above professional qualification in Social Care, Health, Education Early Years, Youth Work or Play Work, proven experience of working with children, young people and families, desirable experience of working within an education setting and experience of working with and understanding children who display challenging behaviour.  You must also be I.T. literate, possess effective negotiating and problem solving skills and have knowledge of anti-discriminatory practice.

The position carries an Approved Casual Car User Allowance therefore access to a vehicle for work purposes is a requirement.

Thorough pre-employment screening is undertaken during the recruitment process.  The post holder will be required to complete an application for a Disclosure of Criminal Records.


Closing Date:          23 May 2019 – 12:00am, midnight

Interview Date:        5 June 2019 

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