Chinese Liaison Officer
The welfare department invites an engaging and experienced Chinese Liaison Officer to support international students with the focus on the college's Chinese student cohort on a sessional basis. In respect of their welfare and pastoral care and with particular focus on those with less developed English language skills DLD College is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. DLD College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK. Purpose of the post
To provide assistance to the Director of Studies and the Head of Lower School as required with respect to the progress of international students on their programmes of study and on welfare issues. Liaise directly with the Marketing and Sales departments at Alpha Plus Group.Key Responsibilities
- To support the school's aim at providing "the gold standard" provision.
- To provide emotional and wellbeing support to students from China.
- Liaise with the Head of Lower School and Directors of Studies regarding the progress of Chinese students and then with the agents and/or parents of these students as required
- Assist in the process of enabling Chinese students to do the various own language GCSE and A-Level examinations
- Participate in any meetings of Chinese students with respect to academic, disciplinary and pastoral issues, and provide translation in such meetings with Chinese students with less developed English Language skills
- Help with the organising of events with an international theme, e.g. Chinese New Year, and the integration of the international students, especially Chinese students, into the whole college community
- Translate correspondence such as letters and college reports into Chinese as necessary for sending to parents, agents and students
- Ensure an understanding of the culture of international students is relayed as necessary to all staff at the college and updated as and when necessary
- Support international students at events throughout the academic year, e.g. e-safety days, police registration, bank account appointments, the festive evening, etc.
- Feed any international news, visits or events through to Student services for putting on social media platforms.
- Offer one evening duty per week, using this time effectively to liaise with the international students, in particular Chinese students supporting academic, pastoral, wellbeing and personal matters.
- Provide feedback to boarding staff regarding the interactions with boarders and suggest appropriate actions.
- Offer support in contacting parents and stakeholders through email and appropriate social media platforms
- Support the marketing and promotion of events and celebrations with the parents/guardians of boarders
- Offer support to events outside of the academic day to support celebrations in the boarding house, with regard to customs and festivals.
- Experience as a/ with dealing with/ International Boarder(s) (Desirable)
- Experience of translation from Chinese to English and vice versa (Essential)
- Working knowledge of Safeguarding (Child Protection) and its relationship to other areas including mental health, wellbeing as part of a holistic approach to student welfare. (Desirable)
- Safeguarding (Child Protection) trained to Level 1 (Desirable)
- Understanding of Home Office (UKVI) and the school's sponsorship duties.(Desirable)
Hours of work:
- be vigilant for the appearance of welfare/conduct problems (attendance, punctuality, appearance, mood etc.) and inform the relevant PT and DOS
Sessional (varied hours 7 hours per week i.e. Monday 9am - 12pm, Wednesday 6pm-10pm)To Apply
: Please complete an online application by clicking on the following link via the button below.Closing date for applications: 4th December 2020Interviews: w/c 7th December 2020