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Education Advisor

Location: Yorkshire
Job Type: Full Time
Date added: 21st December 2018
Salary:£28,000.00 to £31,000.00
Reference: HO-FC-EA-SHF-RD


Education Advisor| Foster Care | Yorkshire, Sheffield

Swiis Foster Care Yorkshire is recruiting an Education Advisor on a permanent basis. This is a full-time role with an annual salary of up to £31,000.

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic, flexible person who has experience of working directly with children and young people in a school setting. A teaching qualification would be desirable but not essential. An Education Advisor offers professional advice, training and support to education providers and fostering families. Their role is to promote achievement and attainment, continuity of learning and stability in educational placement for children in permanent foster placements. An Education Advisor will work within our multi-disciplinary team but will need to have the confidence and ability to work in partnership with other professionals, foster carers and children.

Induction, regular supervision and a wide range of training is provided. Applicants should have a working knowledge of the education system and an understanding of the supports required to provide an inclusive and positive school experience for children and young people looked after.

This post is based in the Swiis Sheffield office, but travel will be required across Yorkshire. The post-holder must have a driving licence and the use of a car.

Education Advisor Benefits:

  • Salary up to £31,000 per annum
  • Full time post
  • 30 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays
  • Excellent Private Health Care and Pension Scheme options available after qualifying period
  • Car allowance

Education Advisor Essential requirements:

  • Some previous experience of working directly with children and/or foster carers within an education setting
  • Working knowledge of the education system
  • Some knowledge/understanding of child protection procedures
  • Ability to manage work load and work on own initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to monitor achievements and stats
  • Car driver

About us

At Swiis, we believe that good and great are two entirely different things. So, we aim for the latter in everything we do. That’s why Swiis Foster Care is a national leading Independent Fostering Agency, regularly rated Very Good or Good by the Care inspectorate for the high-quality service provided to our foster carers and children and young people in our care.

Swiis Foster Care is a continuously expanding company and offers significant development opportunity for the right candidate.

Apply now

If you have the skills, attitude and experience to be successful in this role, we want to hear from you today. Please submit an up-to-date CV detailing a full employment and study history.

Swiis is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. Post holders will subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure.

Due to the volume of applicants, if you have not received a response from us within 14 days, please assume that you have not been successful in your application.

Swiis is an equal opportunities employer.

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