Location: Stevenage and working across group sites in North Herts
We are looking for an outstanding Transition Support Worker who is motivated and committed to the success of their students during the transition from school to college. You will be required to provide highly effective levels of support to young people at both school and college and be confident to make decisions to support individual progression. You will need to be an excellent communicator, very well organised and able to use your initiative when managing your case-load of young people.
You will provide support to identified young people progressing to NHC and who are currently attending Learning Difficulty (LD) and Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Schools. This support will enable the most vulnerable students from these schools to make a smooth and successful transition to the college.
Participation in the Group’s performance related pay scheme.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support students’ progression and transition through agreeing and implementing a plan of support work with each school from which students enter the college
Develop a good understanding of the curriculum and support programmes in the schools and of the progression routes to relevant programmes of learning in the college
Work with key school staff to identify the students most likely to need additional support with managing the transition into college
Provide support to the identified students, and to the school staff working with those students, in key stage 4
Provide a single point of contact for parents/carers with concerns about the transition of their young person into college
Provide continued support to the students, and college staff, once the students are in college until such time as the students are fully settled on their programmes
Develop a good understanding of the programme of careers education and IAG, including support for transition, in the LD and SEMH schools and the work of the personal advisers from YC Herts
Work collaboratively with the careers coordinators and YC Herts personal advisers working in the schools and the relevant curriculum leads within the college
Maintain accurate, well organised and up to date records of work undertaken with students
Record and review student progress and provide report to schools, college and local authority on work carried out with individual students
Attend regular meetings of, and share good practice with, the Transition Support Workers in the other Hertfordshire FE colleges
Contribute to Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) annual reviews
Attend meetings within the college and schools and attend external events as required.
Be actively involved in and support the promotion of courses and the recruitment and enrolment of students.
Maintain a safe learning environment by supporting students in understanding how to keep themselves, and others, safe and notifying management of any risks.
Promote the fundamental British values of democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; the mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
• Experience of working with young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
• Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, which can be adapted appropriately to relate to young people, parents/carers or professionals
• Self-motivation and able to use personal initiative within a structured framework.
• High levels of personal integrity and confidentiality.
• Excellent time-management who is able to work under pressure, prioritise work and meet deadlines
• Confident and able to work alone or in a team
• A strong track record that demonstrates the ability to develop creative methods to engage young people.
• Level 2 or equivalent qualification in English and maths.
• Demonstrable knowledge of Equality and Diversity including SEND legislation and Safeguarding with a commitment to and understanding of educational values including ethos of Preparing for Adulthood
• Full driving license preferable
WHO WE ARE
North Hertfordshire College (NHC) is a further education college with over 3,000 students across a wide range of curriculum areas.
Everything we do at NHC is about helping students to achieve what they want to be in life. That means helping them to develop both the knowledge and skills they need to progress in their chosen occupational area, and the employability skills that we know employers require of young people when they enter the world of work.
NHC is part of the Hart Learning Group which also includes Hart Learning & Development, a progressive learning and development business that helps business clients of all sizes to engage with emerging talent, and the Hart Schools Trust – a burgeoning multi-academy trust which sponsors a small number of schools in our local community.
We are currently working towards an ambitious five-year strategy. We want NHC to be Outstanding by 2018. To realise our strategy, we need the best people around. We’re building an amazing team, all of whom share our passion, pace and commitment to helping our students achieve what they want to be in life.
To apply please send a CV and one-page cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 15th January 2018