Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 37 hours per week
The Child and Family Support Team sits within the Education Directorate and covers a broad spectrum of services. These include: Pupil Admissions; School Governance; Safeguarding; Education Welfare Service; Vulnerable Learners Service, and a new service currently being established Case Assessment and Progression.
This is a new post that principally has two elements attached: first, to work in close partnership with the Co-ordinator in managing and deputising for the whole of the Child and Family Support Team assisting with core functions such as strategic planning, high-level safeguarding issues and scrutinising Pastoral Support Programmes (PSPs). Second, to be hands on day-to-day manager of the new Case Assessment and Progression Team created to oversee pupils who are already open to more than one agency and are at potential risk of future exclusions from school, disengagement, becoming NEET or all of the above. Specific duties of the role within the new team will include chairing high-level multi-disciplinary team meetings, holding others to account and the monitoring/allocating of case workloads involving specific pupils.
To be considered for this post you will need to be creative, diplomatic and have high levels of persuasive skills in order to piece together tailored packages of support for some of our most challenging pupils. You will need to be experienced in the management of staff and thrive in working in a busy environment.
You must have a full driving licence and the ability to travel expensively around the County Borough. Occasionally you will be required to travel to meetings outside of the immediate area. Alternatively should you not possess a driving licence or vehicle; you should have the ability to travel for business purposes without unreasonable disruption to the requirements of the post.
Welsh language skills are not necessary, however, will be an advantage. Neath Port Talbot Council is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our schools/employees are equally committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and young people/vulnerable adults and will take action to safeguard their wellbeing.
The recruitment process for this post will be underpinned by rigorous safer recruitment assessment to ensure that children and young people are protected.
You will need to be Educated to degree level or possess equivalent occupational experience.
If you think that you have the necessary experience and qualifications for this role, we would love to hear from you.
For an informal discussion, please contact John Burge, Co-ordinator, Child & Family Support Team
Phone: 01639 763599 or Email: email@example.com
Neath Port Talbot Council is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our schools/employees are equally committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and young people/vulnerable adults and will take action to safeguard their wellbeing.
Welsh Language Requirements:
Welsh Language skills are not required.
Applications may be submitted in Welsh, applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.
We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates who have a disability and armed forces veterans.
At Team NPT, we all work together to serve the people, communities and businesses of Neath Port Talbot.
We are committed to providing training opportunities and the professional development of all our employees.
We look forward to welcoming you to Team NPT.