Job Description

Brockenhurst College has an exciting opportunity for an Intensive Support and Safeguarding Officer to join their dedicated and enthusiastic team. You will be working on a full time, permanent basis. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £26,434 – £31,437 per annum.

We are a high-achieving college who attract around 2,800 sixth form students across the region each year. We are based within the stunning New Forest National Park and offer our students a huge range of courses and superb facilities.

As an Intensive Support and Safeguarding Officer your priorities will be:

– Supporting students with complex mental health and welfare needs and those with Social Workers

– The designated point of contact for Looked After Children and Care Leavers

– Monitoring and assessing the progress of students receiving intensive support

– Working closely with other relevant College staff to ensure a holistic approach to student support

– Taking a lead role in the Safeguarding responsibilities of the College

Our idealIntensive Support and Safeguarding Officer will need:

– Educational qualification to at least GCSE standard or equivalent.

– Professional qualification in relevant area.

– Proven track record of success in supporting students with complex health and welfare needs.

– Proven ability to work with parents/guardians in supporting young people.

– Previous work with young people, either through voluntary work, paid employment or family life.

– Experience of multi-agency team working to support individual students.

– Proven ability to work in a reciprocal manner with colleagues to support students

– Knowledge and understanding of SEND/Code of Practice reforms and Education, Health and Care Plans.

– Knowledge and understanding of strategies for working with students with mental health issues.

– Knowledge and understanding of the curriculum and progression routes.

– Knowledge and understanding of health and safety requirements and risk assessments.

– Knowledge and understanding of relevant policies and legislation.

– Knowledge and understanding of College policies and procedures related to individual students, in particular

safeguarding, equality and diversity and disciplinary policies.

– Some knowledge of First Aid

Benefits of becoming our Intensive Support and Safeguarding Officer:

– Access to onsite Gym, Tennis/Badminton courts, Football pitches (indoor & out)

– Weekly staff Yoga and Football

– On-site Nursery offers childcare at superb rates in and outside of term time

– Enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme

– Free eye care vouchers

– Free secure onsite parking

– Access to a range of discounts including shopping, travel and healthcare

– 25 days leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff)

– An option to purchase further leave through our Annual Leave Purchase Scheme (Support Staff only)

– Access to our Employee Assistance Programme provided externally to the College. This is a completely confidential service and is free to all members of staff at the College

If you feel you are the right candidate for this Intensive Support and Safeguarding Officer rolethen please click ‘apply’ now! We’d love to hear from you!

Closing Date: 30th November 2021

Interview Date: 8th December 2021

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks which includes an enhanced DBS check as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK


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