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Inclusion Practitioner

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 22.5 

Salary:£22,575 - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:County Hall/Remote Working, Glenfield, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 

Reference:CYP1836 

Closing date:17 May 2022 at midnight 


Our main aim is to improve outcomes for children of Leicestershire. If you are successful you will be supported by Managers to be creative and solution focused as well as having access to a variety of professional development opportunities.

People who work in our service say that we are a caring, approachable, friendly service who work well together and with other professionals. Staff are made to feel valued and that they are making a difference. 
    
We have an Inclusion and Diversity working party that meets regularly and the local authority has other supportive groups where you will have the opportunity to learn and connect with others. 
   
We operate on a fully inclusive employment policy and therefore welcome without exceptions candidates who have protected characteristics. Our one prerequisite is that you are the best at what you do.
   
JOB PURPOSE:
  • To provide a package of  support to prevent the risk of exclusion for children of non-statutory school age
  • To model good practice for providers to ensure placements are maintained
  • To deliver high quality provision enabling pupils using the school stay nursery to make progress
  • To keep records as required by the Manager or Head teacher.
  • To promote the education and development of children under 5 years with special educational needs.
  • To assist in the day to day management of a caseload of children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues  with the supervision and support of the Early Years SEND Inclusion Practitioner.
  • To work directly with children and professionals in various settings to enable children to participate as fully as possible in the delivery of plans or programmes to promote the education and inclusion of children within the Early Years SEND Inclusion Practitioner’s caseload.
  • To be deployed to schools and settings across the county to build the skill base and capacity to include pupils with recognised SEMH needs.
  • To promote inclusion
  • To implement the programme of support devised by the specialist SEND advisor or specialist nursery 
   
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Level 3 in childcare or equivalent
  • GCSE grade C or above or equivalent in Mathematics and English Language 
  • Substantial experience with working  families and children who have SEND
  • Experience of collaborative working within a partnership context with external agencies to enhance SEND
  • Experience of having worked with children under 5
  • Knowledge of child development up to the age of 5
  • Knowledge of a range of special educational needs 
  • Good personal organisational skills e.g. time management
  • Ability to relate to parents/carers who may be under considerable stress
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, coupled with good listening skills
  • The ability to deliver training to staff and other professionals
  • Evidence of being able to work collaboratively within a team with the ability to generate enthusiasm
  • The ability to take responsibility for meeting deadlines adjusting tasks and priorities as situations demand 
  • A flexible approach to working, including out-of-hours, and an ability and willingness to travel to various locations
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, Equality and Diversity and the 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
     
We look forward to receiving and reading your application form.
  
This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity
  
If you feel that you would like to find out more about the job then please contact Ruth Melluish Email: ruth.melluish@leics.gov.uk or Tel: 0116 305 9320.
 
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page  
   
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



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