Working on behalf of a Local Authority, Aatom Recruitment has an excellent opportunity for a Virtual School Lead Advisory Teacher on a month's contract with a possibility of an extension.
Main purpose of post
To work with schools, designated teachers, carers, relevant officers and Social Care staff to promote and support the educational achievement and maximisation of life chances of vulnerable young people, including children in and on the edge of care. To demonstrably improve educational outcomes for these young people and work across all settings, disciplines and agencies to achieve this outcome.
Maintain properly documented case files, records and information. Prepare standard reports as required and ensure that reports are prepared by team members for scrutiny and analysis
Carry out all duties with an awareness and understanding of the Safeguarding requirements within area of responsibility.
Monitor and manage potential risk within area of responsibility.
Shows commitment to continued professional development
Manages and supports colleagues in the team
Act in accordance with all policies and procedures which apply to the job and understand the reasons for this.
Carry out all duties and responsibilities with reasonable care for the health and safety of self and others and report any potential hazards or unsafe practices to line manager.
As the lead professional - manage a small team of advisors undertaking direct work with children, young adults and carers in order to maximise their educational attainment and future life chances. Make operational decisions and prioritise work, taking account the needs and views of children and young adults and their carer's views.
Closely monitor individual children's progress, attendance and behaviour and plan, deliver and evaluate appropriate interventions.
Organise and deliver services within a specialist area to meet established operational targets.
Provide specialist, expert advice, guidance and support to colleagues, service users and partner agencies. Manage, interpret and resolve escalated complex queries and issues within the specialist area.
Proactively identify areas of potential concern.Skills/Qualifications
Experienced Teacher (4 years+)
Demonstrable knowledge of current national curriculum and SEN code of practice
Experience of multi-agency work
Detailed knowledge of and firm belief in inclusive education
An understanding of the complex issues facing children in care and how they combine to reduce their attainment. Knowledge of strategies effective in improving outcomes.
Training in and experience of working with children with challenging behaviour and complex needs.
Experience of teaching pupils with special educational needs and ideally of children in care.
Experience of working in a multi-cultural and diverse teaching environment as well as knowledge of and commitment to diversity and equality in the workplace and in service delivery.
Excellent ICT skills including knowledge of word and excel
Demonstrate a professional approach and a commitment to maintaining a child-centred focus at all times.
Flexible and proactive approach to work, meeting team and individual targets & deadlines and working under pressure
Able to maintain confidentiality and sensitivity in all circumstances.
Able to demonstrate behaviours which embrace the Council's Values of engaging our community, providing high quality service, focusing on achieving outcomes, working with integrity and honesty and valuing colleagues and their performance.
Good communication skills both written and oral
Proven commitment and understanding of the children in care agenda
An understanding of guidance, legislation and current initiatives in relation to the education of children in care.
Commitment to the Council's Equal Opportunities policy and acceptance of responsibility for its practical application
Understand and comply with the Health and Safety at work ActTo get more information about this role and how to apply please contact Anisha 0(phone number removed)