At GB MET, we believe it is our job to celebrate ambition, unlock potential and transform lives, in an environment that is dedicated to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, and which prioritises the wellbeing of both staff and students.
The College is in an exciting stage of its journey to achieve its vision of being an exceptional provider of technical, vocational and professional education. An internal reorganisation has created a range of new and fulfilling opportunities for different levels of experience and subject expertise. If you have a passion for education, this role is an exciting opportunity to join our vibrant and creative community and help us to take the next step.
Welfare Advisor - Worthing
Full time 15 hours per week, Term Time Only - 40 weeks worked
Based at the West Durrington campus.
Main purpose and scope of the post:
- To manage a caseload of students to offer support with their mental well being or safeguarding concerns.
- To provide an holistic support service for students by working as part of the Student Services team and liaising with other specialists and supervisors as well as effectively collaborating with external agencies to ensure student needs are fully met.
- Represent the College and participate in multi-agency meetings.
- Be a member of the safeguarding team and act as a duty safeguarding officer
You will require a Level 3 qualification or equivalent in a relevant youth services area, and it would also be desirable to hold a Level 3 qualification in counselling and a First Aid Certificate.
You should also have previous employment working with young people and it would be desirable to have had previous employment within an educational environment. Other essential attributes and knowledge include the ability to manage the unpredictability of student needs/issues and effectively ascertain the potential risks to all parties, good working knowledge of associated youth services and other key agencies, knowledge of child protection legislation and working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
For further details of this role please click on the Job Description above.
Please note that we do not accept CV applications and you must complete our online application form to be considered for this position.
The college is committed to the safeguarding of learners and vulnerable adults and promotes the welfare of all students and expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check and any overseas checks where necessary.
The college is a Disability Confident employer and promotes diversity and inclusion.