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Education Welfare Officer

Term Entry
Type Hours
Full Time (37 hours per week)
Monday to Friday
County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA (Some travel may be required)
Closing date
Job closes on 30 May
Interview date
Interviews are Week commencing 13 June
Service area
Service area: Children, Families and Schools
Job reference
Job reference: CYES000112
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The job itself

The Education Welfare Service is looking to recruit an additional Education Welfare Officer to meet the demands within this busy team. We are looking for someone who has the ability and personality to develop positive and supportive relationships with schools, pupils and parents/carers and be confident in representing the service.

A relevant degree level qualification and previous employment experience with families and children in a multi-agency setting and the ability to manage sensitive issues is essential, as is a general understanding of education welfare service roles and responsibilities as set out within the job outline.

The service undertakes the Council’s statutory duty to ensure all pupils of compulsory school age have access to a suitable and efficient education, either at school or otherwise. This includes enforcing instances of irregular school attendance when necessary. The service also undertakes the local authorities statutory duties in relation to children missing education, elective home education, the employment of children and issues licences for those children who take part in entertainment performances.

You will need, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, casework management skills, the ability to undertake assessments, prepare and present reports in meetings and in the magistrates court.


Want to know more?

Get in touch for more information.

Sarah B Wright
Principal Education Welfare Officer
01482 392135
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Additional information

Remote working

The Council offers many remote working opportunities as part of our commitment to providing flexibility wherever possible for our employees.

Pay and reward

The Council is undertaking a review of pay and reward as part of its ambitions to attract and retain employees by having effective pay and development structures in place to support modern ways of working and to support the provision of Council services which meet local priorities. Please note that the future terms and conditions of this post may change following the outcome of this review.

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Some travel across East Riding of Yorkshire may be required, applicants must be able to transport themselves.

DBS/Medical check

This post is subject to medical and enhanced DBS clearance.

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