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Education Welfare Officer

Agile Worker
Grade 06 (£30,825 - £34,834) pro rata/per annum) - 37 hours per week/term time only
Contractual Status
Fixed Term
until 31st August 2025
Job Type

An opportunity has arisen in our Education Welfare Section for a highly motivated individual - you will work in partnership with schools, pupils and their families to reduce absenteeism and to resolve welfare issues that could hinder pupils achieving their full potential.

Providing professional guidance on legislation and other regulations concerning the service and also provide work with schools and partner agencies to implement strategies to prevent problems.    

Principal Accountabilities

  1. To comply with the relevant sections of the Authority’s policy statement on Health, Safety and Welfare at Work.

  1. To adhere to the principles of the Corporate Equality Policy and ensure commitment to anti-discriminatory practice.

  1. To work in partnership with the Authority’s schools to raise attendance levels.

  1. To support the Education Welfare Service Manager to ensure a strategic consistent approach to raising attendance levels across Blaenau Gwent schools, in line with corporate strategies and action plans.

  1. To establish close links between parents and school, where appropriate, focusing on wider family and social factors which can contribute to poor attendance at school.

  1. To be responsible for collation of effective data and provide statistical analysis relating to attendance data from schools.

  1. To work in partnership with other agencies, as part of the delivery of a range of to preventative programmes, focusing on vulnerable pupils and their families.

  1. To undertake casework to assess social, emotional and educational problems affecting children’s ability to benefit from their educational opportunity and refer cases to other statutory or voluntary agencies as appropriate.

  1. To regularly assess pupil attendance and punctuality at designated schools and respond accordingly and to ensure that Welsh Government attendance regulations are complied with at both a school and Local Authority level.

  1. To work with schools, as per the Authority’s Callio approach to attendance.  

Access to a vehicle for work purposes is a requirement of the role.

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:          8th August 2024 – 12:00 midnight

Interview Date:        16th August 2024

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