Closing date: 17th March 2016
Interview date: 24th March 2016
FTE Salary: Grade 5, £20,395.
Hours per week: Full time - 36 hours per week. Part time/job share will be considered.
Temporary, fixed term until March 2018.
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.
The role of the Independent Support Practitioners will be to provide 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.
We are looking for applicants with a relevant NVQ 3 qualification and for people who will be able to demonstrate:-
- Knowledge of present provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities within the local area you will be working.
- Experience of working within an environment relevant to special educational needs and disability.
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to negotiate with schools, the local authority and partner agencies.
- Experience of advising, empowering and supporting parents and /or young people.
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.
Download an Application Pack
Please send completed applications to Di Bryant by email to Di.Bryant@kids.org.uk or post to:
182 Chanterlands Avenue
For more information please contact Di Bryant by email to Di.Bryant@kids.org.uk or telephone 01482 467540.