Language and Communication Advisor - SEND
  • Employer: London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Reference: SC00076
  • Published: Tue 15/09/2020, 9:16 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 15/10/2020, 9:16 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary: £38576 - £42360 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hillingdon West London Middlesex

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Language and Communication Advisor - SEND

About us

Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.

Hillingdon Council are building on the best practice learnt through the implementation of the SEND Reforms to make some exciting changes to our SEND Services. We are committed to delivering the best service possible to children and young people with SEND and their families and want to work closely with our educational settings to ensure special educational needs and disabilities are well supported.

About the role

In order to progress to a more holistic and integrated way of working, we have established a new multi-disciplinary, 0-25years, SEND Advisory Service. This new SEND Advisory team merges several existing, outstanding professionals, including SEND Key Workers, Language and ASD specialists and the Multi-Sensory team.

We are now seeking to appoint an experienced Language Advisor to form part of this dynamic new team.

This role has an exciting and varied remit including delivering in-house and cross-borough training, providing support and guidance to a variety of professionals and working on innovative and exciting projects. You will work closely with educational settings across Hillingdon, to provide advice and guidance on how to maximise inclusion and independence for children and young people with SEND, particularly at SEN Support. In addition to our own multi-disciplinary team, you will work in close partnership with key agencies such as Health, Education, Schools and Families to deliver early intervention programmes and deliver statutory duties across settings.

About you

We are looking for a dedicated individual with experience of providing specialist support to professionals who are working with students with SLCN, aged 0-25. Cross-phase experience is essential for this role.

You will need to be proficient at delivering training, have a broad understanding of the National Curriculum and have a good knowledge of the application of current legislation in relation to SLCN and SEND.

You will be experienced in promoting children/young people's language development and raising awareness of the impact that poor language development can have on overall outcomes. Knowledge of the SCERTS framework and early identification and intervention for literacy difficulties would be advantageous.
You will have a clear appreciation of the importance of person-centred support and have a good understanding of the graduated approach. You will need an acute awareness of the importance of capturing, and valuing the views of the individual person and their families.

You will have a relevant qualification (i.e. Teaching, SALT) or be able to demonstrate extensive experience of supporting staff to enhance provision for children with SLCN and supporting the child or young person directly.

What we offer

We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:

  • local government average salary pension scheme
  • free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
  • a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
  • generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
  • career breaks
  • flexible working hours
  • season ticket loan
  • access to a Credit Union
  • on-site staff restaurant at Civic Centre
  • access to a wide range of training and courses
  • discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
  • payment of professional fees where these are required
  • discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools
  • cycle purchase scheme

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