Independent Support Worker

Foster Care Associates
County of Herefordshire
10 May 2017
09 Jun 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Part Time

Independent Support Worker

Fixed term post until 31st March 2018

Salary: £15,450 - £17,000 pro rata per annum (dependent on experience)

Hours: Full time & Part time

Region: West Midlands

Key Skills: NVQ3/ /social care discipline; SEN experience

Core Assets Children’s Services are looking to recruit an Independent Support Worker to cover Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and the surrounding areas. An opportunity to work on a project to support families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The project is funded by the DfE and commissioned by the Council for Disabled Children.

The main duties of this role will be to represent Core Assets Children’s Services in providing an outstanding level of Independent Support to families and young people progressing through the SEN reforms. Our team of Independent Supporters provide a flexible and responsive service to support families of children and young people with SEN to navigate their way through the SEN Reforms. This can involve supporting families to apply for a new EHCP Assessment or support with a transfer from a Statement of SEN to an Education , Health and Care Plan - offering information and support via a combination of 1:1 meetings, telephone and email, in the family home, in school or community venues.

You will be expected to provide a service which promotes equality, diversity and rights for children/young people with SEN

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Experience of working directly with families and children/young people with SEN and disabilities (e.g. teaching support, youth work or equivalent) Experience gained in either a personal or professional capacity

  • Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively, including excellent listening skills, with young people and adults

  • Knowledge of the roles of other agencies, how other agencies work and which is available local and nationally

  • A full and valid driving licence

  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively on a variety of road systems

  • Ability to work flexibly

Core Children’s Services is committed to equality in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunities employer. We reserve the right to withdraw this advert without notification.

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