Young Carer and Young Parent Support Officer

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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
£7,655.83 (FTE 21,993) per annum
20 Jul 2021
30 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Pastoral Department within the Student Experience Directorate at Kirklees College. The role is cross college and flexibility to travel to other college sites is required of the successful candidate.

The overall purpose of the role is to co-ordinate effective and timely identification and support for Vulnerable groups (young carers and young parents). To effectively track and monitor retention, attendance, achievement and progress of Vulnerable groups including progression data and carry out timey interventions to address any gaps. To work collaboratively with curriculum to ensure reasonable adjustments are put in place to support young carers (YC) and young parents (YP) to succeed in education.

The ideal candidates will have previous experience of working with young people in an educational/ youth work or guidance capacity. You will have experience of supporting vulnerable cohorts and negotiating reasonable adjustment to ensure students are not disadvantaged as a result of their personal circumstances.

The qualifications deemed essential for the post are a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy (e.g. GCSE English and maths at grade A*-C) and educated to Level 3 e.g. BTEC, NVQ, A-Level equivalent. The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is also essential for the post.

Hours: 15 hours per week, 38 weeks per year, Term time plus 2 weeks

Kirklees College is a large successful FE college, currently Ofsted graded as Good. Operating across Kirklees with centres based in Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

If you have supplied an e-mail address, should you be shortlisted for interview, we will contact you via your e-mail address. Please ensure that you check your 'Spam' or 'Junk' mailboxes, as sometimes emails can be diverted to these folders.

If you have any queries about this post please e-mail

Kirklees College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As a College we are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.


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