Care Coordinator for Vulnerable Students
At Kirklees College we are always looking for new talent, and welcome applications from all sectors.
Whether in a teaching & learning role or in one of our specialised Business Support functions, you’ll be involved in nurturing and developing the future workforce.
We’re already a successful college, but we’re continually striving to be better and do better - be part of our story!
In the role of Care Coordinator for Vulnerable Students, you will work across all sites and in this varied role you work in partnership with virtual schools and social workers and internal college staff to promote a culture in which care experienced young people believe they can succeed and aspire.
The Care Coordinator will provide advocacy for care experienced students, to support them to overcome barriers to progression and success. The ideal candidate will need to be flexible to the demands of the duties promoting safe, pleasant and positive culture for everyone. You will promote positive behaviour throughout college. You will have previous experience of working with young people and adults, including disengaged ‘hard to reach’ students, and be able to understand the range of support which may be necessary to help them succeed. You will have experience of providing mentoring and pastoral support for an identified caseload, with positive outcomes. You will need excellent communication skills, a commitment to the welfare of young people in education and a willingness to undertake relevant staff development.
Ideally, you’ll have a minimum qualification of Level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy (e.g. GCSE English and Maths at grade A*-C). Qualified to a minimum of level 3, preferably in a relevant discipline youth/social work, IAG, teaching, training or coaching, management, health etc. It’s important that you’re able to communicate effectively, engage with young people and demonstrate our College values of Kindness, Unity and Excellence in your role.
Due to the nature of our work, it’s essential you’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We believe learning is not just for our students: it’s an important part of working here too. Staff development opportunities include a mentoring scheme, financial contributions for external qualifications and skills development for current and aspiring managers. You’ll also have access to a range of staff benefits including an employee assistance programme, retail and leisure discounts and reduced Metro travel.
We want people who believe in the value of education, and who can contribute to our culture of supporting and challenging one another.
Hours / weeks: 18.5 hours / 40 weeks - this is on a fixed term basis until 12th July 2024.
Actual salary range: £11,189.04 - £11,872.87
Closing date: Friday 22nd September 2023 -we do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications
Proposed interview date: Friday 29th September 2023
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As an employer we are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of an individuals’ sex, age, religion, race, marital status, disability status, sexual orientation, maternity or care leaver status. We are committed to exploring opportunities for flexible working and ensuring the work-life balance and wellbeing of our workforce. Please note that any job offer is subject to pre-employment checks including a DBS check, online searches and references from former employers, in line with guidance from Department for Education.
For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.