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Secondary Specialists - Information Advice + Guidance

  • Location: Harrow ( N, W and S)
  • Start date: 03 Sep 2018
  • Category: Secondary
  • Job reference: PE11047001
  • Branch: London Secondary North
  • Consultant: Rina Bhudia
  • Call: 020 3219 7730
This vacancy has now expired.
Job description
My client is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, experienced and energetic individual to the full time post of Information, Advice and Guidance Advisor
You will be required to collaborate with senior staff to implement IAG whilst carrying out appropriate activities that are required for monitoring and evaluating. You will have to work closely with subject departments to develop, implement, and promote IAG pathways in curriculum areas, whole school and the wider community, thereby raising the profile of IAG and creating opportunities in all subject areas to explore the world of work. You must be able to demonstrate skilled support and guidance for students in order to promote effective participation, enhance individual learning, raise aspirations and enable students to achieve their full potential.
Job Description:
• Adhere to all school policies, in particular those relating to child protection, confidentiality and health and safety.
• To engage with young people to identify and assess their support needs and identify and address barriers to their progression in life and learning.
• Identify and agree the support activities needed.
• To attend IAG Local Authority Network Meetings, Cross Curricular & Subject Meetings, to identify links with personalised career pathways
• To work with young people, offering support and guidance through group work and targeted 1:1 support to plan and implement their next step and review progress.
• Provide information, advice and guidance (to include information on sources of funding and relevant benefits) to enable young people to make considered choices.
• To actively support the young person to make decisions about accessing opportunities including learning, employment and personal development.
• To support targeted young people at key transition points, including an exit strategy where appropriate
• To work with key staff and/or other professionals to manage the support needs of identified young people
• To understand and have effective relationships with key staff and providers of support services
• To act as an advocate between agencies to support young people to secure appropriate opportunities and manage the young person's liaisons or school's liaison with these agencies.
• Review progress and support with the young person.
• Work closely with Special Educational Needs department to enable students with special educational needs to participate in IAG learning projects
• To support the school in meeting the guidance and support needs of young people.
• Contribute to the development of careers education/citizenship/ PHSE
• Contribute to the development of models for individual review and planning
• Implement and review the delivery of IAG as set out in the Working Arrangements document
• Liaise and negotiate with other partners
• Develop and review a range of approaches and motivational programmes to engage young people
• Organise and participate in IAG events at School and other events where appropriate. Ensure the provision of speakers/role models to enhance careers work related learning
• Plan, organise and deliver Work Related school events in collaboration with outside agencies.
• To work as part of a multidisciplinary team to meet the needs of young people
• Contribute to the development of effective systems
• Share good practice and disseminate information
• Support colleagues with planning and delivery of group work across areas/localities
• Manage information to ensure effective support to young people
• Maintain up to date and accurate records
• Work with other professionals to ensure effective sharing of information within established protocols
• Working alongside the LA to assist in the management information of the Connexions Service to include September guarantee.
• To demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement
• Keep up to date with information and professional development
• Access training and development opportunities
• Contribute to appraisal process
• Contribute to continuous improvement processes and quality standards.
• Undertake administrative work appropriate to supporting careers information, advice and guidance services and resources, maintaining paper- based and computer-based records as required

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