Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Advisor North East - Leatherhead

Surrey County Council
Leatherhead, Surrey
10 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

£28,591 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7AH.

You will be based at Fairmount House Bull Hill, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7AH along with the SEND Team however you may be required to travel across the county to provide a flexible offer to the early years sector. 

Flexible working supported where possible. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

About the Role

The SEND Advisor works in the SEND Team which provides support to settings, home based carers, play workers and maintained and independent schools regarding children with SEND aged 0-5. (Please note this age range increases to age 16 years in play work)

You will be providing support to the early year’s sector by offering guidance and advice regarding inclusive practice, early identification, and support strategies for children with SEND and following SEND processes.

There are 8 SEND Advisors in total and you will be directly line managed by a Senior SEND Advisor. There is also an Early Support Team comprised of 3 Early Support Co-ordinators and 4 Early Support Workers. You will work closely with colleagues in the SEND Team to provide a flexible offer.

The SEND Advisor Team and Early Support Team make up the SEND Team which is part of Family Services.

As a SEND Advisor you will be expected to have the following knowledge, skills, and experience and personal characteristics:

  • Experience of working with children with SEND aged 0-5.
  • Experience and understanding of inclusive practice and support strategies for children with SEND.
  • Understanding of the relevant legislation including the SEND Code of Practice.
  • Able to plan, manage and prioritise a caseload and seek guidance where necessary.
  • Competent in a range of IT tools.
  • Effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Able to work as part of a team offering a flexible service based around the needs of children and their families.

To be shortlisted for interview for this position your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence how you meet the above bullet points.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30th July 2017. Interviews will take place on 14th August 2017.

Equal Opportunities

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.