Attendance Officer

Walsall Council

Our Client Walsall Council are currently recruiting looking for an Attendance Officer to contribute towards raising achievement by improving school attendance and provide a specialist service to assist schools within the local area to meet their obligations and targets in relation to school attendance, especially persistent absence.

Salary: £12.08 per hour

Must hold a full driving licence.

Purpose of Job:

  • To provide an additional service for schools to manage their whole school attendance strategy;
  • To investigate and respond to irregular school attendance at the earliest opportunity;
  • Understand the business element of the service and be customer focused whilst being an advocate for a child;
  • Direct work with schools, families and students in connection with irregular school attendance, including home visits;
  • Contribute to or take the role of lead in respect of multi-agency meetings when necessary to do so;
  • To identify children ‘at risk’ of becoming persistently absent and instigate early interventions to support a resolution for irregular attendance.

Abilities/Skills of the Attendance Officer,

  • Excellent Communication Skills/ Organisational Skills Processes of Assessment/Planning Skills
  • Calm Assertive and able to deal with difficult situation/ different levels
  • Understanding of the importance of child safeguarding related to irregular school attendance
  • Ability to give evidence at Court

Knowledge/Experience of the Attendance Officer,

Some particulars we would like to take into consideration are:

  • Confident in doing home visits, unless required are all lone visits.
  • Awareness and background on safeguarding.
  • Able to form good communication and relationship skills with schools.
  • ICT skilled, knowledge of excel.

To discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Sam Bayliss.

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