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Education Inclusion Worker

About the team we are recruiting to

The Education Entitlement Service (EES) strives to deliver outstanding services for our customers, predominately the children of Coventry, who may be requiring access to education or alternative education provision. We ensure vulnerable children are appropriately supported; have a voice, that hopefully leads to their high achievement and excellent progress.

The EES is made up of a diverse range of teams all working together to recognise, support and apply innovative solutions to address the growing issues in relation to trying to educate some of our most vulnerable pupils in schools. 

The service is responsible for delivering statutory duties for the Council in respect of:

  • Pupil attendance enforcement
  • 6th day provision for permanently excluded pupils; and 
  • The administration of the Fair Access and Supported Transfer process

What is the job role?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit 2 Education Inclusion Support Workers to a team, working under the management of the Education, Attendance and Inclusion Service, Senior Education Inclusion Officer.

One post is permanent - 30 hours term-time only

One post is temporary - 30 hours term-time only - for approximately 1 year from April 2021.

Please note the advertised salary has already been adjusted to reflect term-time only part-time working.

You will be part of a team who are based at Limbrick Wood Centre and work in Primary, Secondary schools, Extended Learning Centres (ELCs)/Pupil Referral Units (PRUs)  and Alternative Provision for Primary students, across the City.

The main function of the role is to deliver restorative, play, behavioural and wellbeing interventions to children and young people across the City.

This will involve working with a range of primary and secondary pupils (aged 5-16) who may have emotional, behavioural or Special Educational Needs.  The role will also involve working with permanently excluded pupils, those in danger of permanent exclusion and supporting transition between mainstream schools and other settings.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

You will be expected to work on your own initiative with students, families, schools, management, staff, relevant professionals and agencies. You will also be expected to vary the support offered to students in order to meet their individual needs and the needs of the provider. This could include setting up and attending meetings, delivering one to ones on sight and virtually, play sessions, mentoring, teaching behaviour strategies, group work, assessments, target setting, classroom behaviour management, monitoring progress and attendance and home visits.

We will offer you an opportunity to network, gain experience in primary and secondary school settings, a high quality of support, training and a commitment to continuing your professional development.

For more information about this role please contact Bev Kelly:

     02476 786700     bev.kelly@coventry.gov.uk

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

All attachments for the job can be found here

Interview dates:  2nd & 3rd February 2021

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city - Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

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