Full Time Equivalent Salary £20,193

Location: Bath and North East Somerset

Closing Date: 26th January 2015

Hours of work: 36 hours per week

KIDS are recruiting a full time position in the new role of Independent Support Practitioner.

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.

Should you have a relevant NVQ 3 qualification 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.

For more information including the Job Description and Person Spec please see the Information Pack.

To Apply
Please download an Application Pack

Please send completed applications along with a covering letter identifying the location and hours you are able to work to:



249 Birmingham Road
Wylde Green
Sutton Coldfield
B72 1EA

For further information please contact HR on 0121 362 4564.