Apprenticeship Welfare Advisor

Published
30th November 2021
Location
Accrington, Lancashire
Category
Job Type
Department
Teachers
Hours
Full Time
Pay Rate
22000-24000 per annum
Location
Accrington
County

Description

Rotherwood Teachers are currently recruiting for a Apprenticeship Welfare Advisor to join one of local businesses on a permanent full time basis.

The main purpose of the role is to have responsibility for a caseload of Apprentices with SEND and other support needs. To assess Apprenticeship support and safeguarding needs impacting on learning, retention, well-being and progression and to subsequently plan and source / deliver support and interventions to meet identified needs.

The key duties of the role will include:

SEND Responsibilities

  • To have overall responsibility of a cohort of learners who identify as having SEND.
  • To identify the appropriate SEND support with the learners and other stakeholders.
  • To ensure the implementation of the action plan and then to monitor and review said action plan with the learner through regular meetings.
  • To update delivery staff of action plan throughout the learner journey.
  • To keep accurate and auditable documentation on all SEND learners.
  • To follow all SEND policies and procedures in line with governmental, council and Ofsted guidelines.

Safeguarding Responsibilities

  • To be a Designated Safeguarding Officer ensuring that qualifications and all CPD relevant to safeguarding maintained.
  • To implement safeguarding policies and procedures in line with LSCPs.
  • To keep accurate and detailed records in relation to any safeguarding case.
  • To attend internal and external meetings related to the safeguarding of a learner and to liaise with external agencies when required in relation to safeguarding.

Learner Well-being Responsibilities

  • To respond to cause for concern referrals and requests for learner support from staff, employers, learners and their guardians, undertake an assessment of need / risk and provide immediate support / IAG and determine if the need for support is ongoing in which case the Learner Support Funding procedures should be followed.
  • To document identification of need and plan appropriate support interventions through Personal Action Plans.
  • To deliver support interventions as planned and record and claim evidence in a timely manner.
  • At all stages liaise with operational teams regarding the support of at-risk learners.
  • To develop good working relationships with external partners and engage them in the support of learners as appropriate.
  • To positively promote the well-being and safeguarding of Apprentices to enhance their engagement, learning experience and chances of success through a variety of methods
  • To manage a caseload of at-risk learners ensuring minimum frequency of visits is met
  • To undertake any other relevant duties and responsibilities appropriate to the post determined by a member of the leadership team.

Essential requirements:

  • IAG Level 3/Coaching qualification (or willingness to work towards)
  • Good knowledge of current pre & post 16 education systems including secondary schools and the 14-19 agenda
  • Strong knowledge in safeguarding and child protection
  • Strong knowledge of Foundation curriculum including Skills for Life, NVQs, and Nationally accredited learning
  • Strong knowledge of accreditation systems
  • Minimum two years’ experience in providing pastoral support, advice and guidance to young people and or adults

Desirable requirements:

  • Teaching qualification
  • Counselling qualification
  • Mental health first/aid/ Mental health suicide/ Experience in counselling

If this position is of interest or would like to know more, please apply or contact Megan Coop and Rotherwood Teachers.

This post is being advertised on behalf of Rotherwood Teachers who is acting as an employment agency.

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