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Education Liaison and Welfare Officer

Job Description

Immediate Start | SEN Provision | Monday - Friday, 8-5

Dunbar Education is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Education Liaison and Welfare Officer to join our team in a SEN provision, specifically catering to young adults with SEN, primarily focusing on Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in promoting a positive Health & Safety culture, safeguarding the wellbeing of children at risk, and supporting the educational progress of our young people.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Health & Safety: Lead by example in creating a positive Health & Safety culture, report accidents and near misses promptly, and follow safe systems of work for the role.

  2. Safeguarding: Prioritise and promote the wellbeing of children and adults at risk, actively supporting the organisation's safeguarding goals.

  3. Collaboration with External Professionals: Work alongside external professionals to confirm previous education experience and competency.

  4. Meetings and Support: Attend meetings to support education progress and aspirations, providing guidance to young people during their time in the center.

  5. Enrollment Support: Work with young people to facilitate enrollment into college and/or work placements.

  6. Data Tracking: Track data related to young people's placement, education, future plans, and engagement with the Education Liaison Officer (ELO).

  7. Relationship Building: Build and maintain strong professional relationships with young people to fully support their educational progress.

Essential Requirements:

  • Knowledge of apprenticeships, college courses, and the national curriculum.
  • Experience providing Information, Advice, and Guidance (IAG) to young people.
  • Experience working with young people and supporting their progress.

Desirable Skills:

  • Proficient in using Google software, including Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
  • Ability to track and maintain data with high accuracy.

The duties and responsibilities outlined are not exhaustive, and the job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level as necessary.

If you are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of young adults with special educational needs, particularly SEMH needs, we encourage you to apply. A DBS on the update service or willingness to obtain one is a requirement.

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and suitability for the role. Immediate start available.