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Early Years SEND Inclusion Advisor

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 29.6 

Salary:Leadership Scale 1-2 - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall , Glenfield , Leicester, Leicestershire, le3 8ra 

Reference:CYP0884 

Closing date:30 September 2019 at midnight 


JOB PURPOSE:
• To advise and support parents and professionals in meeting the special educational needs of early years children (birth to reception age)
• To provide advice, support and guidance to private, voluntary independent providers in order to identify the special educational needs of children and develop appropriate initiatives in order to meet their needs
• To develop high quality inclusive provisions across the childcare sector
• To implement stategies to enable providers to embed the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) into their practice in their work with children with SEND
• To offer guidance and support to the settings across the 0-5 sector to ensure children at risk of exclusion of a result of their SEND needs are supported in their provision
• Promote the Early Help programme and work closely with the Local Authority Designated Officers for the safeguarding team as directed
• To work collaboratively with other internal local authorityand external partners and providers to improve outcomes for children with SEND:
 
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
• Qualified teacher Status
• Experience of working with Early years SEND children and familes
• Outstanding early years practice in the Early years sector or a school
• Experience of observing and evaluating the quality learning and providing feedback to staff
• Experience of early years improvement process
• Excellent knowledge and understanding of the Early Years SEND code of practice
• Excellent understanding of learning relating to EYFS phase
• An understanding of Data analysis and it's uses
• Good communication skills, both written and oral
• Good interpersonal skills with the ability to enthuse and motivate others and develop effective partnerships
• To be able to cope with pressure
• To be self organised and meet deadlines
• To have a commitment to education and lifelong learning
• Confident use of information and communication technology
• A flexible approach to working, including out-of-hours, and an ability to apply this to strategic work and day-to-day situations
• Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010
 
This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check.
 
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page

For informal enquires please contact: Olivia Dale, Tel: 0116 305 0287 Email: Olivia.Dale@leics.gov.uk  
                   
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
                       
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk




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