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Early Years SEND Inclusion Advisor

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 29.6 

Salary:£39,965-£40-966 - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield , Leicester, Leicestershire , LE3 8RA 


Closing date:19 May 2019 at midnight 


  • To advise and support parents and professionals in meeting the special educational needs of early years children (birth-reception age)
  • To provide advice, support and guidance to private, voluntary independent providers in-order to meet their needs
  • To develop high quality inclusive provision across the childcare sector
  • To implement strategies to enable providers to embed the principles of the SEND code of practice into their practice in order to support children with SEND
  • To offer guidance and support to the setting's across the 0-5 sector to ensure children at risk of exclusion of a result of their SEND needs are supported in their provision
  • To 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 authority and external partners and providers to improve outcomes for children with SEND

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Experience of working with early years SEND children and families
  • Experience of working with other agencies to support children with SEND
  • Experience of Outstanding early years practice in early years sector or a school
  • Experience of observing and evaluating the quality learning and providing feedback to staff
  • Excellent understanding and knowledge of early years SEND code of practice
  • Excellent understanding of learning relating to the EYFS phase
  • A working knowledge of the EYFS and its key principles and objectives
  • An understanding of data analysis and it's uses
  • Must be assertive, confident and sensitive to the needs of others
  • To have a commitment to education and lifelong learning
  • Have a flexible approach to working including out-of-hours working and ability to travel and willingness to travel to various locations 

    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 Sue Wilson , Tel: 0116 305 58337 Email:

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.
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