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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£22,185 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RF 

Reference:CYP1536 

Closing date:21 September 2021 at midnight 


JOB PURPOSE:
To support the work of the Specialist Teachers in promoting the education, development, welfare and inclusion of children and young people identified with a special educational need or disability in accordance with the SEND Code of Practice 0 to 25 years.
 
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • NVQ 3 level qualification or equivalent in a study related to the role
  • Willingness to undertake further qualifications and training as necessary
  • Significant experience of working with children, young people and families within the context of educational settings
  • Experience and understanding of meeting the needs of children and young people with SEND and their families
  • Experience of inter-agency working
  • Basic awareness of child development and teaching and learning
  • Knowledge of some strategies to establish purposeful learning
  • Understanding of the responsibilities held by staff for safeguarding children and young people
  • Knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice
  • Knowledge of Information Management and Data Protection legislation
  • The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a variety of audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to relate positively and establish effective working relationships with families, colleagues and other professionals
  • Ability to manage a caseload effectively, prioritise work and demonstrate effective time management
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and be motivated to use initiative to plan and work in an organised manner
  • Ability and aptitude to share knowledge, skills and understanding with colleagues, pupils, parents/carers and school staff
  • Ability to engage colleagues, pupils and school staff in participative processes and a commitment to challenge practice in order to enhance the quality of provision for children and young people with SEND
  • Ability to find positive solutions to issues and motivate others
 
This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity
 
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
 
For informal enquires please contact Vanessa Foulds Tel: 0116 305 8553 Email: Vanessa.Foulds@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.
 
We are on a journey to be an inclusive department where a culture to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded and discrimination challenged at every level together as a department.  We warmly welcome those from all cultures, ethnicities and beliefs - this diversity is vital to our journey and is fundamental to our values and enriches the services we offer our children and families.

 
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.
 
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk




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