Student Support Officer - Vulnerable Students
36 hours per week, term time only
Student Support is a key service area in the College offering non-academic support and advice to students. This could include help with housing, benefits, health and well-being, relationship difficulties and any other problem that affects students’ learning.
We wish to appoint a Support Officer who will work directly with young people in an informal environment. You will work specifically with vulnerable students, including Looked After Children (LACs), organising and attending Personal Education Plan meetings and liaising with external professionals. In addition, you will provide appropriate financial and welfare support to students and make referrals to external agencies and other professionals. You will also become a designated Safeguarding Officer.
You should have experience of working with young people in an informal environment, and have a good understanding of the needs of vulnerable students and Looked After Children. You should be able to remain calm under pressure and have sound judgement and integrity with good attention to detail. The role will involve travelling to external meetings and between our two Campuses (Harrow on the Hill and Harrow Weald).
The College has recently introduced a Working from Home policy. You may be able to work a proportion of your work time from home. Working from Home may be possible where this does not adversely impact on the operational needs of the College.
Further details: Job Description
HCUC is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from all people, irrespective of disability, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, transsexual or gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership, religion/faith or pregnancy and maternity leave.
Disclosure and Barring Service checks
HCUC (Harrow & Uxbridge College) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and we expect all staff to share this commitment. To ensure that we meet our safeguarding commitments we will carry out all necessary pre-employment checks, including undertaking an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check for all successful candidates.
Where references are taken up by the College, it is our policy not to disclose references to candidates.
For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.