SEN and SEMH Student Advisor and Safeguarding Officer

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 May 2024

Based at the St Albans Campus 

This post holder will be part of the part of the Safeguarding team and based within the Learning for Independence & Future Employment (LIFE) provision spanning 3 learning areas across 1 college campus ( St Albans) . The role will involve identifying and ensuring needs are being met of students with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities.

The role will require a delivery of early help support, advice and guidance to students and their families within the LIFE provision. These include mental health and wellbeing, healthy relationships and friendships, family conflict, housing/homelessness concerns, online safety and many more.

Demonstrable knowledge of the principles involved in giving advice and guidance to children/young people/adults in need, including the place of confidentiality

Understanding of the continuum of need for all student local authorities ensuring full awareness of thresholds of children and adult services

Knowledge of the responsibilities of agencies towards vulnerable people such as Children Services and Adult Care services

Demonstrable knowledge of the range of additional support / agencies which can be of assistance to vulnerable students and families 


• Automatic entry into the Local Government pension scheme

• Life insurance

• Generous Annual Leave – (30) days pro rata plus 8 days bank holiday pro rata

• Family friendly policies and flexible working opportunities available

• Excellent CPD Opportunities to grow and develop through mentorship and coaching.

• Free Onsite Parking

• Subsidised onsite restaurant.

• A cycle scheme and discounted gym membership

Safeguarding Statement:

Oaklands College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory safeguarding checks.

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