Independent Support Practitioner Location: West HUB, WatfordClosing date: 19th June 2015Interview date: 29th June 2015Grade 5, FTE Salary £20,395- £22,018Part Time - 20 hours per weekTemporary FTC until March 2016Independent 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 Supporter Practitioners 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 (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 SpecificationTo apply:Download and complete an application form.Please send completed applications to Kirsty Russell by email Kirsty.firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:KIDS West HUBWatfordHertfordshireWD25 7BZFor more information contact Kirsty Russell by email Kirsty.email@example.com or telephone 01992 504013.