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Attendance Coach (term time only; 40 weeks per academic year)

Contract:
Vision Business Support Services
Salary:
£22,044 pro rata, per annum
Closing:
06/05/2021

Please note - applications close at 5pm on the stated closing date.

Start date:
ASAP

The Early Intervention Team forms part of the Student Welfare Department. The Attendance Coaches will develop and deliver high quality work with students through an agreed programme of support that facilitates their participation in current issues and decision making by creating opportunities for their personal, social and educational development whilst enabling them to reach their full potential.

Attendance Coaches are primarily responsible for managing a caseload of vulnerable students who have barriers which effect their attendance. The focus of this support will be to enable the student to overcome the barriers that may prevent them achieving success whilst at college. Interventions are intended to be short term with coaches referring students for longer term intervention to other specialist support services within college, this may include support coaches and/or the safeguarding team. These responsibilities include

Contribution to raising achievement by improving college attendance

To provide a specialist service to assist the college in meeting their obligations and targets in relation to student attendance, especially persistent absence.

To promote positive attitudes by students and families towards education and to ensure that parents are made fully aware of their responsibilities.

To contact families in their own homes and elsewhere to assess the reasons impacting on the attendance of individual students, facilitating their return to college.

To establish and develop a professional service to support the college in raising attendance, investigating persistent absences, and improving punctuality.

The Attendance Coaches will follow the principals of youth work to enable them to deliver an assertiveness mentoring model to raise Retention, Achievement and Success.

It is essential for this role to have excellent motivational, assertiveness skills and communication skills at all levels to ensure supported students make positive progress in a timely fashion.

It is also essential you have sound administrative, organisational skills and a flexible, adaptable, and positive attitude; with a good general education, experience of using databases, processing information and creating regular reports. An IT qualification is also preferable.

Experience of working with young people/adults in a support situation is essential.

The role will require you to embed the college’s values, Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, High Expectations, Responsibility.

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