Independent Support Coordinator Hertford


Closing date: 8th April 2016.

Interview date: 19th April 2016.
FTE Salary: Grade 4, £23,672-£25,955.
Hours per week: Part time - 16 hours per week.
Location: East HUB, Hertford, Hertfordshire.

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 Shelley Bell by email to Shelley.Bell@kids.org.uk or post to:

KIDS West HUB

Albanwood

Watford

WD25 7BZ

For more information please contact Shelley Bell by email to Shelley.Bell@kids.org.uk or telephone 01923676549.


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