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Emotional Literacy Support Officer

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Starting Point Recruitment are looking for a Emotional Literacy Support Officer for a 12 month contract role working remotely (although home trips to families in the Walsall area are required). Main purpose of the job role: · To act as an officer for emotional literacy support. · To support the core statutory functions of the Elective home education service. · To motivate children and engage them in understanding their emotions better. · To develop and deliver a programme to support the needs of home educated children who are experiencing difficulties with emotional literacy · To create, develop and produce resources for use with intervention programmes as appropriate. · To provide appropriate support and guidance for home educated children who are experiencing difficulties with emotional literacy or other aspects of home life. · Work within the Council’s priorities to safeguard children and young people. Role specific duties and accountabilities: · To be a point of contact and work in partnership with families who have elected to home educate their children. · To provide support and guidance in respect of emotional literacy for elective home educated children/young people. · To develop knowledge of a range of learning and behavioural support · To deliver services in line with Elective Home Education policies and procedures. · Direct work with children, families and schools to challenge situations where Elective Home Education may not be in the child/ young person’s best interest. · To work with schools, Walsall Children’s services staff and other services to ensure Elective Home Education is delivered in line with statutory services and guidance. · Provide advice in respect of Elective Home Education as and when required. · To assess and develop programmes to support the emotional needs of home educated children. · To liaise with schools and home educating parents to support children’s transition back to school.

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