SEND IAS Promotion and Development Worker

Expiring today

England, Essex, Chelmsford
Up to £34017 per annum + pro rata
14 Sep 2020
25 Sep 2020
Job role
Support Worker
Contract Type
This is a fixed term vacancy for 12 months. Please note this is a part time vacancy for 14.8 hours (2 days) a week. Therefore the pro rata salary will be up to £13,606 per annum.

The Essex Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SEND IASS) provides confidential and impartial information, advice and support about special educational needs & disabilities (SEND) for children, young people, parents and carers, to empower them to play an active and informed role in issues relating to their education and care.

The SEND IAS Promotion and Development Worker is a new role within the service and has responsibility to lead on developing and delivering training for professionals on working with parents, raising awareness of the service and increasing knowledge of the law around SEND, as detailed in the National IASS Minimum Standards for SEND IAS Services.
The role will involve working in partnership with a range of professionals, parents and young people, researching need and delivering training.

The ability to work independently and resourcefully, alongside the skills and experience to engage and build strong working relationships with a range of professionals, parents/carers and young people, will be crucial to the success of this role.
  • Are you a persuasive advocate for SEND IAS Services, committed to raising awareness of the SEND IASS to ensure that potential service users, head teachers, FE principals, SENCOs, SEND Teams, children's and adult social care, health commissioners and providers are made aware of the IASS, its remit and who the service is for?
  • Are you an experienced and skilful communicator, capable of developing and delivering training to a wide range of professionals from education settings, health and social care as well as to young people and parents to increase knowledge of SEND law, guidance, local policy, issues and participation?
  • Would you be able to explain complex SEND legislation to enable parents to be informed of their rights in relation to their child/young person's SEND?
If so, we would like to hear from you.

A full driving license and access to a car is essential in order to carry out the full responsibilities of this role.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Suitable professional qualification at graduate level or equivalent experience in a relevant area of work
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of SEND legislation, policy and best practice which relates to the SEND IASS and broad understanding of wider service area
  • Experience of working in partnership with a range of agencies to successfully influence delivery and improve outcomes for children/YP with SEND and their families
  • Well-developed and effective communication and presentation skills, (written and verbal) with proven ability to tailor training/communication style to audience and confidently deal with sensitive and challenging issues
  • Ability to engage, challenge, persuade and influence as required and to operate effectively both within a team and as an independent worker
  • Confident and effective practitioner in relevant field
  • Focused on improving quality standards and outcomes for all children and young people
  • The post holder will bring the level of analytical, evaluative and innovative thought required to deliver this work
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