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Student Welfare Officer

Looking to support your local academy? We are looking for a engaging and committed Student Welfare Officer to assist in student welfare across the academy.

Main Areas of Responsibility
Student Support

Maintaining the register of vulnerable students. This to include looked after students, those on the child protection register, refugees, YOT or children identified as being in need either by Academy staff or external agencies. To ensure that this information is circulated on a need to know basis;
To organise meetings as appropriate for vulnerable students ensuring all external agencies and relevant staff are invited. Preparing paperwork as appropriate and taking minutes where required;
To assist in home visits as appropriate;
To administer correspondence and collate information for students who are attending respite or off-site provision;
To maintain the register and tracking systems for students on PSP (At risk of permanent exclusion);
To organise PSP review meetings as appropriate ensuring all external agencies and relevant staff are invited. Preparing paperwork as appropriate and taking minutes where required;
Ensuring the smooth running of the student information centre (SIC), ensuring support for students has a positive impact on raising achievement;
To communicate effectively with all external agencies including possible alternative providers eg. Special schools, LEA and other external agencies;
To manage the appointments for external services to meet with students and families. Eg. Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist, Councillor, as requested by the SENCO;
To ensure effective communication/consultation as appropriate with the parents of students through phone, letter and website as relevant;
Providing and maintaining communication links with medical, social and other external agencies e.g. CAMHS ( Children Adolescent Mental Health Service) , Individual Tuition Units, Local Authorities, Social Service Departments, Youth Offending Team and Police for the purpose of providing and sharing relevant information on students;
The preparation of reports and maintaining records relating to student referrals and subsequent counselling or support from academy staff or other agencies;
Representing the academy at case conferences by providing the necessary information on a student and reporting back to appropriate academy staff.

Attendance and Punctuality
To cover for Attendance Manager in his/her absence
Other Duties

Maintaining the student’s files, ensuring confidentiality at all times;
To support with students referred for unsatisfactory uniform, including supervision of make-up and nail varnish removal. This will include logging of incidents and contact with home and sending home to change where appropriate after gaining authority from a VP or the Principal;
To support with initial assessment of student medical requirements and delegation to First Aid trained staff/ emergency services as appropriate;
Providing advice and counselling to students as required;
Supervision of students whilst waiting for appropriate action to be agreed/taken;
Meeting parents/carers, including making home visits where required;
To maintain a tidy, organised and professional working environment at all times;
To ensure the academy health and safety policies and practices, including risk assessments, throughout the department are in line with national requirements and are updated where necessary;
Referring cases where appropriate to the named person with responsibility for child protection;
To be responsible for own professional development, identifying training needs and requesting courses as appropriate.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Training

Educated degree standard or equivalent
Sound Knowledge of Microsoft software
Knowledge of CMIS system for input and export of student data for students on the SEN profile
Knowledge of SEN
Knowledge of the range of agencies that work with students and their families
Training in child protection and safeguarding procedures
Basic knowledge of first aid; e.g. emergency first aid course
Basic knowledge of a range of special needs terms and their meanings
Knowledge of many of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds

3 years’ experience of working in an inner city school or educational establishment
Experience of setting up multi agency meetings, taking and circulating minutes as appropriate.
Experience of managing SEN administration
Experience in a similar role
Experience of working with young people with learning needs
Experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour
Personal Skills & Qualities

Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice
Understanding of principles of student development and learning processes
Ability to plan effective actions for pupils at risk of underachieving
Effective use of ICT
Understanding of a range of welfare issues that may be effecting students and their families
Well-developed interpersonal skills to be able to relate well to a wide range of people
Work constructively as part of a team whilst being able to demonstrate initiative
Good communication skills
Have commitment to own personal and professional development
Commitment to equality and diversity
Empathy with the aims and objectives of the school

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Important stuff: We undertake all required safeguarding checks in accordance with the DfE guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. Therefore, as part of these checks you will be required to hold or apply for an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, if you do not hold a DBS on the update service, we are happy to process one for you at your cost.

   Southwark, Greater London

  Full Time

£   £26,544.00 - £28,509.00 / Yearly

Date Posted:  29/03/2022
Start Date:  29/03/2022
Closing Date:  29/06/2022

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