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Outreach Caseworker

Post Title: Outreach Caseworker
Grade:H6
Hours: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Application closing date: Monday 16th July 2018
Interview Date: Wednesday 18th July 2018

Do you have a desire to work with hard to reach and disengaged young people and make a real difference to their life chances? Would you like the opportunity to work on your own initiative as well as being part of a team?

We are a highly successful Education Support Centre judged Outstanding 3 times by OFSTED, supporting the needs of local primary and secondary schools and working with pupils who have been permanently excluded or who are at risk of permanent exclusion at our Key Stage 3 and 4 Centres.

The right candidate will be enthusiastic, adaptable and creative. You will have a comprehensive induction programme and excellent training opportunities.

We provide outreach support in all Dacorum primary and secondary schools in a preventative capacity. This can be working 1 to 1 with pupils displaying challenging behaviour, with groups or whole classes as required. We also support and advise school staff. All caseworkers attend professional’s meetings for the pupils on their case list.

You will need to have experience in behaviour management and be skilled in dealing with challenging and disaffected young people. You should have an understanding of the barriers to learning that young people face. You will possess excellent communication and proven organisational skills and be approachable, calm and positive. We are looking for a team player who is also able to work on their own initiative, manage their own workload and be prepared to take the lead.

Our Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the young person. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

Applications can be made by completing the attached application form and either email to jclark@desc.herts.sch.uk, or post to Jill Clark, Dacorum ESC, Barncroft Campus, Washington Avenue, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 6NG

Position start date September 2018
Hours are 34/week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 - 3:30 and Wednesday 8:30-5:00 TTO
Visits/informal conversations are most welcome