Independent Support Practitioner - Medway

Closing date: 22nd July 2016
Interview date: 3rd and 4th August 2016

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

This role is 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.

Independent Support Practitioners
The role of the Independent Support Practitioners will be to provide help, information 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 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.

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
 and email Mhairi Tynan by email to or post to:

Unit 21, Hopewell Business Centre
Hopewell Drive

For further information please contact Mhairi Tynan by email or telephone 01634577657.

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