Care Experience Coordinator 

Based across St Albans & Welwyn Garden City Campus 

KEY RESPONSIBILITES

• Robust monitoring, reporting and recording of attendance and progress with timely communication to schools, Virtual Schools and external agencies.

• To act as an advocate or nominate an appropriate advocate to ensure support in all relevant meetings.

• Ensure all Care Experienced students are identified, provided with appropriate support and are engaged in the PEP process.

• Represent the College at internal and external progress reviews as required, and ensure all PEPs are completed in a timely manner

• To ensure the college systems obtains accurate contact details of all agencies and named professionals which is updated regularly for students who are looked after or care leavers.

• To ensure effective communication with appropriate professionals and escalation of concerns is completed in a timely and efficient manner.

• Contribute to the development of, and review, relevant College policies to ensure that they do not unintentionally disadvantage vulnerable students.

• Plan and deliver effective transition arrangements to support the student moving from school to college, including appropriate care and consideration for application, enrolment and induction periods.

• Evaluate individual student’s needs when joining the college to establish the student’s views and wishes and relevant support and action plans.

• Be a source of advice for curriculum colleagues at College about differentiated teaching strategies appropriate for individual student needs and maintaining a culture of high aspirations.

• Promote good home-college links through contact with the student’s parent /carer/external agencies to raise understanding about how they can support the student’s progress.

• Be a the pastoral lead for all care experienced students.

• Be trained in safeguarding to support the mainstream Safeguarding Team with concerns raised regarding acre experienced students

REQUIRED SKILLS

• Educated to level 4 or equivalent in Information Advice and guidance or extensive experience

• Experience of providing advice and support to individuals and groups in FE colleges

• Demonstrable knowledge of the principles involved in giving advice and guidance to children/young people/adults in need, including the principle of confidentiality

• Knowledge of the responsibilities of agencies towards vulnerable people such as Children Services and Adult Care services

• Demonstrable knowledge of the range of additional support / agencies which can be of assistance to vulnerable students and families

• Extensive knowledge of Microsoft office package and experience of data systems

WHAT WE OFFER

Automatic entry into the Local Government pension scheme

 Generous Annual Leave – 30 days pro rata plus bank holidays

 Excellent CPD Opportunities to grow and develop through mentorship and coaching.

 Free Onsite Parking

 Subsided onsite restaurant.

 A cycle scheme and discounted gym membership

 Opportunities for flexible working

 Staff Awards

 Employee Assistance programme

 Discounts on OASIS Beauty treatments at WGC

 Discount on all UNO bus routes through Hertfordshire

 Eye care vouchers

 Access to shopping discounts via UNIDAYS

Safeguarding Statement:

Oaklands College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory safeguarding checks.

Please note, we are unable to accept CVs as form of an application, when applying for a position please ensure you complete all the required fields on the application form attached and email to recruitment@oaklands.ac.uk