Attendance Officer - Oldham
On behalf of the local council in Oldham, on of our schools is looking to appoint a dedicated Attendance Officer on a Temporary basis.
The role will entail providing a specialist service to schools and public sector bodies, making contact with families online and at home to assess the factors affecting their child's attendance and raising attendance of individual pupils with a variety of challenges.
You must have an Enhanced DBS to apply for this role, if you do not have one we will ask you to reapply for one before starting work
About the role:
Based in Oldham:
- To ensure that all children of compulsory school age are admitted to school and attend regularly or receive education otherwise.
- To advise schools and academies on strategies to promote regular and punctual attendance of all pupils.
- To scrutinise registers on a regular basis to ensure absences are recorded in line with the DfE guidance.
- To make unsupervised contact with families in response to allocated referrals i.e. home visits and/or meetings in schools.
- To establish the reasons for non-attendance, make assessments and agree a plan for facilitating a return to school using appropriate strategies with specified timescales.
- To process and respond to referrals to the Inclusion team within specified time response times.
- To act as a duly authorised officer of the Directorate in the magistrates, youth and family proceedings courts.
- To use the appropriate legal action to ensure that the Local Authority is carrying out its statutory responsibility in respect of pupils. This will include preparing witness statements, attending and presenting evidence in court and the processing of penalty notice fines or other legal sanctions introduced by statute.
- To be responsible for holding any statutory orders made in the Magistrates or Family Proceeding Courts, such as Education Supervision Orders and Parenting Orders
You will have the following skillsets or experiences:
- NVQ 4 – Learning, Development & Support Service (LDSS) related occupation to the post or equivalent
- Recent and relevant experience of direct work with children, young people, parents and families preferably within an educational context
- Experience of using IT systems to compile reports as well as analysing statistical data for monitoring purposes
- Ability to be able to persuade and negotiate as well as good interpersonal skills
- Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding procedures, child protection issues and law and regulations relating to safeguarding
- Full UK Driving Licence
What’s on offer:
- Competitive Hourly Rate: £14.50 and up DOE
- Overtime: no options available
- Contract type: Contract – 3-6 month minimum
- Hours Full time 8am - 4pm (subject to change)
How to apply
- Once your CV is received, if you are successful you will be contacted.
- Due to the extremely high number of applications, it may not be possible to contact every applicant. As such, if you are not contacted please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
Contact Emma Dobson on 01772 954 200 for more information!
About Spencer Clarke Group
Here at Spencer Clarke Group, we pride ourselves on connecting you with the best career opportunities; our experienced Consultants have extensive market knowledge and will also provide expert career advice along the way.
When you join us, you will receive:
- Access to a wide range of temporary and permanent opportunities
- Free DBS checks
- Post Placement Aftercare
- Loyalty reward scheme and regular competitions for our agency professionals
We offer a market leading referral scheme of up to £250 so if you know of someone who may also be looking for an exciting career opportunity, ask them to email their CV to Emma Dobson on firstname.lastname@example.org remembering to include your details as well.
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