Closing Date: 5pm 3rd July 2017

Fixed term contract initially until 31st March 2018

Hours: 18 per week

Salary: £20,598 Full Time Equivalent

Role Description:

KIDS are presently recruiting for the above part-time post in the role of Independent Support Practitioner to work across Hull and the East Riding Local Authority Areas.

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.

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:

Application Pack

Please download and send to Diane.Bryant@kids.org.uk

or post to

182 Chanterlands Avenue

HULL

HU5 4DJ

For any further information please contact Diane Bryant via email

or call 01482 467540