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  • Location: Aberystwyth,
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Fixed Term
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £30,000.00 - £35,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
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Education Inclusion Officer

Ceredigion County Council

Salary: 33,024 - 34,834 *

About the role
We are looking to recruit an Education Inclusion Officer to join our Education Inclusion Service on a part-time basis. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join an energetic team to support the welfare, attendance and outcomes of Ceredigion pupils, t o ensure that the authority and its schools adhere to their statutory responsibilities with regard to school attendance and related matters and to support schools, children and their families in ensuring that all pupils attend school regularly.

On a day to day basis you will:
  • challenge and support individual schools with regard to pupil attendance and advising on best practice
  • support parents to fulfil their legal duty with regard to the education of their child (ren)
  • undertake casework with identified pupils
  • work with other departments and agencies as required
  • undertake a specialist area of work on behalf of the service(as agreed with line manager)

We are looking to recruit an individual who has:
  • the ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workload
  • well organised and able to analyse data and write reports
  • the willingness to challenge schools with regard to the implementation of good practice
  • the willingness to challenge attitudes that may compromise a child's right to a full and efficient education and to apply legal interventions if necessary
  • the ability to work effectively within a multiagency context if required
  • excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

In addition to the above, we require an individual with a degree of fluency in the Welsh language.

In exchange for your skills and commitment, we will offer you a range of employee benefits including flexible hours scheme, competitive annual leave allowance and a generous pension contribution scheme. More information about our wide-range of employee benefits can be found here . In addition, we are committed to developing our people and will not only provide support to enable you to quickly and confidently take ownership of this role's key areas of responsibility but in addition, we are committed to supporting your development in order that you can progress your career with us.

Job Description and Person Specification

Should you wish require any further information about this role please contact: Catrin Petche, Team Leader Education Inclusion Service at Catrin.Petche@ceredigion.gov.uk

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk. As part of this commitment, certain roles within our organisation require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to assess the suitability of candidates. This role will require an Enhanced DBS check. Please note that the presence of previous convictions will not necessarily disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. We assess each applicant on a case-by-case basis, and take into account the nature and relevance of any convictions in relation to the responsibilities of the role. Our goal is to create an inclusive and supportive work environment where all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. If you have any concerns or questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact us for clarification. Your privacy and dignity are of utmost importance to us throughout the recruitment process.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Schools and Culture
We offer appropriate challenge and support to our schools, to help them deliver first class education to all pupils, across the age and ability range. Our primary functions are as follows:
  • School Improvement: Leadership; Support and Challenge, Teaching and Learning; Digital Literacy; Literacy and Numeracy; Welsh in Education
  • Additional Learning Needs: Provision for pupils with Additional Learning Needs, Inclusion; Attendance; Educational Psychology
  • Pupil Wellbeing:Counselling; Welfare; Anti-Bullying, Pupil Voice
  • Education Governance: Data ; Governor Support, Policy support
  • School Admissions
  • Culture: Music Service; Cered; Felinfach Theatre; Museum
  • Infrastructure and Resources: Planning School Places; Modernisation and Twenty First Century Schools Programme; Buildings; Grants
  • Catering: Day Centres; Primary Schools; Residential homes.
  • Childcare Unit: Childcare Sufficiency Assessment; Childcare & Play Grant; Childcare Offer; Out of School (After School Clubs and Holiday Playschemes); Day Nursery, Cylch/Playgroup & Childminder business support and staff training
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