Independent Support Practitioner - Medway

Closing date: 30th March 2016

Interview date: 6th and 7th April 2016

FTE Salary: Grade 5, £20,395.
Hours per week: Part time - 30 hours per week.
Location: Medway

Temporary, fixed term until March 2017.

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.

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.

If you have a relevant NVQ 3 qualification or equivalent, would relish the challenge of this new Independent Supporter role and 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.

then we would like to hear from you.

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.

Job Description               Person Specification

To apply:

Download an Application Pack

Please send completed applications to Mhairi Tynan by email to or post to:

KIDS Unit 21 Hopewell Business Centre,

Hopewell Drive,

Chatham, Kent,


For more information please contact Mhairi Tynan by email to or telephone 01634 577657.

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