Working as part of Surrey's Inclusion Service, you will support parents to fulfil their legal responsibility of ensuring that their children attend school. This will involve liaising with schools, parents and other relevant professionals.
As an Inclusion Officer you will be responsible for liaising between home, schools and other agencies, in order to improve the outcomes for vulnerable learners.
You will be responsible for monitoring registers, verifying reasons for absence and identifying cases of non-attendance that require further investigation and may lead to legal proceedings. Working closely with school staff to assess these cases, you will use your own drive and initiative to develop strategies to return pupils to school and be prepared to challenge attitudes which may hinder this objective.
You will need an understanding of the statutory nature of school attendance and be responsible for negotiating school attendance agreements/plans, holding review meetings, producing reports, preparing court files and referring to other agencies. You will also advise schools on best practice to improve overall attendance.
Part of your role will include the investigation and recording of children missing education and those being removed from roll to be electively home educated.
You should have a good standard of education, excellent communication skills (verbal and written), relevant experience and evidence of recent career development. You will need to be comfortable and confident communicating with parents, children and other professionals.
You will be required to travel throughout the county visiting schools and homes, therefore you must possess a current driving licence and will need your own car insured for business purposes.
We currently have 2 roles available:
- 1 x 36 hours per week based at Quadrant Court in Woking, fixed-term for 6 months
- 1 x 36 hours per week based at Elmbridge Borough Council Office in Esher, fixed-term for 6 months, covering Guildford and Waverley
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For an informal discussion contact Stuart Lee by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 28/02/2021.
Interviews will take place on week commencing 01/03/2021.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.Company Information
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