Start Date: ASAP
Interview Date: W/C 13th March 2023
Close Date: 09/03/2023 at 10:00
Job Description – Full or Part Time Position
Job Title: Attendance Advisory OfficerReports to: SEAAS DirectorsLocation: School(s) located in Tonbridge, Ashford, Medway, Dover & Margate
Salary/Hours Full Time Position: £24,000, 40 Hours per week, Term-Time plus 10 days. Part Time Position: Minimum of 28 hours per week.
Main purpose of the job:
- Work with parents to ensure they fulfil their responsibilities in relation to school attendance- Work with schools and other agencies to reduce persistent absence, improve social and educational inclusion and behaviour- Work with pupils to help them achieve their optimal attendance and attainment
- Work collaboratively and proactively with schools to support improved overall school attendance and reduce the number of persistent absentees- Give advice and support schools on policies/procedures/strategies in relation to the whole school approach to managing attendance- Undertake attendance/registration inspections and whole school audits when required- Provide advice, training and information to schools on legislation relating to all aspects of school attendance and registration- Work with parent/carers and pupils to investigate the causes of irregular school attendance through meetings in school and/or at home- Agree actions with parents/carers and pupils to reduce absence and improve attendance. Monitor and record the outcomes of planning, maintaining efficient notes and records- Maintain electronic casework records and paper files- Be able to produce and interpret various data for and on behalf of schools- Be computer literate to an advanced level in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook- Make referrals to other agencies as appropriate- Work with other agencies to ensure a co-ordinated approach to improving school attendance- Engage with other agencies as necessary in relation to child protection matters fulfilling responsibilities for Safeguarding and Child Protection procedure- Maintain professional, detailed and accurate records of all work undertaken and case manage referrals effectively through regular supervision- Prepare case papers for court proceedings under Section 444 Education Act 1996 and provide evidence in court as required- Undertake any other duties and training commensurate with the post
Personal Qualities & Experience:
- Excellent interpersonal skills- Professional manner- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team- Able to work on own initiative- Effective time management- Articulate- Confident
Driving Licence and own car is essential.
Telephone: 020 8150 0082
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