Independent Support Coordinator London


Closing date: 11th April 2016.

Interview date: Week commencing 18th April 2016.
FTE Salary: Grade 4, £26,817-£29,100.
Hours per week: Part time - 18 hours per week.
Location: Elliott's Place.

Temporary, fixed term until March 2018.

The role:

Independent Support is a national programme commissioned by the Department of Education through the Council for Disabled Children, to fund the voluntary, private and community sector to employ staff and volunteers to support parents and young people through the recent education reforms; particularly in relation to those transitioning from Statements of SEN to Education, Health and Care Plans and to support those newly entering the SEN assessment process.

Independent Support Coordinator

The role of the Independent Support Coordinator will be to manage and deliver a high quality Independent Support service for children with special educational needs. The Independent Support service provides help, advice and support to any family or young person going through a statutory Education Health and Care needs assessment and those who are transitioning over to the new Education, Health and Care assessment and planning process. Full training and a comprehensive induction will be provided.

Should you have a relevant NVQ 3 qualification (or equivalent) and would relish the challenge of this role and be able to demonstrate:-

  • Previous experience of managing a team in a relevant sector
  • Knowledge of present provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to negotiate with schools, the local authority and partner agencies.

Then we would like to hear from you.

Job Description             Person Specification

KIDS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, we expect all workers and employees to share this commitment.

To apply:

Download an Application Pack

Please send completed applications to Viv Alesi by email to Viv.Alesi@kids.org.uk or post to:

KIDS 7-9 Elliotts Place

London

N1 8HX

For more information please contact Viv Alesi by email to Viv.Alesi@kids.org.uk or telephone 0207 3593635.


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