Attendance Advisory Officer

South Eastern Attendance Advisory Service

Ref: 1534

Posted: 09/02/2023 Start Date: ASAP

Interview Date: W/C 13th March 2023

Pay: £24,000

Close Date: 09/03/2023 at 10:00

Job Description

Job Description – Full or Part Time Position

Job Title: Attendance Advisory Officer
Reports to: SEAAS Directors
Location: 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

Main Responsibilities:

- 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.

Contact Information

Telephone: 020 8150 0082



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