Social Care

Education Advisory Teacher

Part Time

South Wales Jobs

Education Advisory Teacher

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Pay – £6,712.20 per annum (£33,561 full time equivalent) + £150 Home Working Allowance per annum (£750 full time equivalent)

Hours – 1 day per week / 7 hours – Full Year

(with additional hours worked across the week when the need arises)

Contract – Part Time – Permanent- Homebased

Would you like to be part of a high achieving, ambitious team and advocate for care experienced young people to receive their educational entitlement in Wales for UK’s largest dedicated charitable fostering agency?

Are you an experienced and qualified teacher who has taught in a variety of schools in Wales?

Do you want to work part time, from home one day a week, do you have the availability to work extra hours across the week when the need arises?

If you would like to use your experience to liaise with multi-professionals, advise schools and carers in educational matters, signpost staff and work with a wide range of social care professionals in supporting our young people’s educational needs…….THEN THIS COULD BE THE ROLE FOR YOU!!!!

As a ‘not for profit’ organisation, TACT puts the needs of our children and carers first and look to appoint individuals who are as passionate about working to support care experienced young people. We know that we cannot provide exceptional levels of care without our staff which is why we prioritise their wellbeing. As a homeworking organisation, we pride ourselves on our flexible working opportunities, an extensive wellbeing programme and our benefits package, all curated to support a healthy work life balance for all our staff.

As a foster care charity, TACT invests all surplus income into services, staff, carers, and child development. This means that we have been able to invest unique projects like TACT Connect, our ground-breaking scheme for TACT care experienced young people and adults, our expanding TACT Education Service and our new Health Service.

It is not surprising that in October 2021 the Times 100 Best Companies Survey evidenced “outstanding” levels of engagement amongst our staff and that we are currently listed as 16th in the UK’s Best Mid-Sized Companies across all industries and the 4th Best Charity to work for in 2022.

Come and join us and be part of our amazing team of professionals whose vision is to provide better lives for our children and young people.

TACT offer an excellent employee benefits package including:

* 31 days paid holiday plus bank holidays.

* Flexible working arrangements (including compressed hours, flexibility around core hours, volunteer days policy).

* Family friendly policies.

* Homeworking ‘bundle’ including annual allowance of £750, IT equipment and a loan for home office set up.

* Stakeholder pension scheme (salary sacrifice) and life insurance from day one.

* Employee Assistance Programme (including free CBT counselling, remote GP appointments, physiotherapy, mental health support and second opinions).

* Fantastic learning and development opportunities.

In this role you will be responsible for:

* Work under the direction of the Head of Education and take responsibility for holding a caseload monitoring the educations of children in Wales.

* Working as part of the Education Service to implement TACT’s education policies and procedures, promote educational attainment and attendance and ensure that all children looked after by TACT receive appropriate educational services when education matters need to be addressed.

* Provide advice to social care colleagues and TACT foster carers, as well as working to advocate strongly for the educational rights of children in our care.

Main role requirements:

* A teaching qualification, be educated to Degree level or equivalent

* Have experience of working with children in care and teaching in a range of schools in Wales.

* Experience participating in PEP meetings, and an understanding of the processes relating to SEN and knowledge of the issues faced by care experienced children and young people of statutory school age across Wales.

* Experience of working with a range of local authority services, including SEN

* Ability to prioritise, plan and self-organise efficiently.

* Capable of using electronic records systems and IT effectively, including participating in virtual meetings and webinars.

An Enhanced DBS clearance is also required and will be processed by TACT on your behalf.

Please see the Job Information Pack and Job Description for further information.

Closing Date: Midnight – Monday, 2nd May 2022

Interviews: Wednesday, 11th May 2022 (via Microsoft Teams)

Safeguarding is everyone’s business and TACT believe that only the people with the right skills and values should work in social work. As part of TACT’s commitment to safeguarding, we properly examine the skills, experience, qualifications and values of potential staff in relation to our work with vulnerable young children. We use rigorous and consistent recruitment approaches to help safeguard TACT’s young people. All our staff are expected to work in line with TACT’s safeguarding policies.

TACT does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

TACT reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment

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