ABOUT THE NEW Youth & Family Resilience Service (YFRS)
Previous applicants for this post need not apply
The Youth & Family Resilience Service will be at the forefront of ensuring a holistic and wraparound support offer for children at risk of being excluded and those educated outside of mainstream schools. The evidence demonstrates that children and young people excluded from school experience limited life chances when compared with peers who are not excluded. Over the last five years, Waltham Forest has seen significant increases in permanent and fixed-term exclusions from our schools.
SCHOOL INCLUSION AND ALTERNATIVE PROVISION IN WALTHAM FOREST
Our new strategy to improve inclusion in schools and alternative provision (AP) approved by Cabinet in 2020. The strategy was produced in collaboration between the education sector and the council and aims to:
- help ensure the best start in life by keeping children & young people safe
- maximise educational & vocational outcomes;
- strengthen emotional health and well-being;
- reduce offending rates of young people educated outside mainstream settings.
We will test our new whole-system delivery model over the coming year, creating a joined-up, multi-tier approach from self-help and school-based inclusion through to long-term AP.
ABOUT THE ROLE: YFRS OUT OF SCHOOL SETTINGS OFFICER
Pay SCale: PO2 - £34,884 - £37,722
As an YFRS officer, you will take professional responsibility for the quality of alternative education provision across the borough. You will manage relationship across the partnership of agencies, including schools, alternative education providers, and clinical professionals. You will work with partners to in a way that leads to a strengthened response to children and young people’s needs and increased family resilience and well-being. The role requires a holistic approach to the needs of vulnerable children, effective casework management and capacity building activity with schools and settings to ensure the highest quality of provision. The role will also contribute to monitoring and evaluation of the impact of provision on outcomes for children and young people.