Education Resource Worker (School and Family Development)

Recruiter
Dundee City Council
Location
Scotland
Salary
£23,633 - £27,820 per year
Posted
14 Oct 2016
Closes
31 Oct 2016
Ref
DEE01269
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Job Description
One post is based at Eastern PS working for the Grove Cluster and the other post is based at St Mary's RC Primary School. You will work full time, 37 hours per week.

Requirements
You will have a Degree, or equivalent, in Social Work, Community Education, or in the field of Health.

Responsibilities
You will help establish the single shared assessment framework in education for those families identified at being at risk. Under direction of the Head Teacher and the Team Leader, School Community Support Service (SCSS), work with families/carers of primary and nursery school pupils and individual pupils, acting as a link as required, between home and school. Promote the outcomes identified by Being a Parent in Dundee Strategy and specifically address the outcomes within the strategy for children aged 0-11 in a school cluster. Use evidence based practice and develop innovative initiatives in partnership with local communities. Work with schools and families to achieve positive outcomes. You will work with schools and partner agencies in order to devise activities which will; increase attendance, reduce exclusion and increase educational attainment. Outcomes from individual work would be reviewed alongside collated local data and strategic developments identified by the School Referral Teams and the Local Learning Partnership

The Individual
You will have relevant experience in a community based/voluntary role with children and families, experience of the Community Development approach, an awareness/experience of child development, and knowledge of current legislation and guidance in education. You will have communication skills, be able to work without constant supervision to deadlines and with members of the public. Good assessment and reporting skills, the ability to understand and interpret the behaviours of young people, parents/carers and knowledge and understanding of current issues in child development and parenting are also essential. You will be able to work flexible hours and willing to identify and undertake CPD. This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme and undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by Dundee City Council.

See also:
Job Information Pack.docx