Looked After Children Adviser (LAC)

Barnet and Southgate College

  • £29,420 - £31,252, per annum inclusive of Outer London Weighting
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 3 weeks ago

The LAC adviser will ensure barriers to success are challenged thereby promoting a culture of high aspirations, achievement and positive destinations. The Looked After Children (LAC) Advisor will have responsibility in ensuring the best possible outcomes and development in education; promoting and signposting to support services internal and external to college; developing initiatives and interventions in the best interests of the students and working in partnership with parents/carers and professionals to improve attendance, engagement in education including preparation for adulthood, employment and further training.

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will have excellent IT skills with experience using Microsoft office 365, internal and external monitoring and tracking systems, experience of advising parents/carers, stakeholders and partners regarding all issues that impact on children and young people’s ability and opportunities to access education and in addition, have knowledge of:

· The legislation relating to Education and Children & the legal framework related to the Children and Social Care.

· Knowledge and understanding of current good practice with respect to improving the educational outcomes of looked after children and previously looked after children, including young people on a child in need and child protection plan

· Detailed knowledge of intervention programmes that work with children and young people.

· Experience of reporting on the impact of programmes and/or interventions.

· Detailed knowledge of safeguarding procedures.

Minimum qual – i.e. relevant Level 3 or equivalent with grades 5-9 in English and Mathematics.

If you have any queries regarding this post, please email Jobs@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk and quote the relevant post/reference number.

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