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SEN Specialist Practitioner (Autism)
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/489/12051
  • Published: Mon 01/02/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 01/03/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 24 hours per week, over the full year; (Hours may be condensed into term time only if preferred)
  • Salary: £22,183 - £24,491 pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN1 8DJ

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SEN Specialist Practitioner (Autism)

Job introduction

SEN Specialist practitioner Family Support Worker 24 hours, 52 week year, permanent contract (hours may be worked during term time if preferred which will work out as 32 hours per week 39 weeks term time)

Pro Rata Salary: £14,388.97 - £15,886.05) - £24,491

Interview date: 10 March 2021 and 11 March 2021

For an informal discussion, please contact Sadie Gillett, Specialist SEN Teacher and Professional Lead for Autism on 07808 717802 or Claire Edwards, Senior Specialist SEN Teacher for Autism and language on 07833480078

About the role

Proposed start date (pending satisfactory pre-employment checks): Monday 19 April 2021 

An exciting opportunity exists to join the Autism and Language Team within the Brighton and Hove Inclusion Support Service (BHISS). BHISS is based at The Music and Art Building, County Oak Avenue, Hollingbury, Brighton. As a Family Support worker,  you would be part of a team of Family Support Workers and Specialist SEN Teachers within BHISS. This is a peripatetic post, involving visiting families in their homes on your own.

All families who have a child or young person with Developmental Language Disorder and/or a diagnosis of autism have the opportunity to access the Family Support Work offered by the Brighton & Hove Inclusion Support Service - Autism and Language Team.

A Family Support Worker is required who has high levels of self-efficacy and resolve to support families through often emotionally charged and challenging situations. You will have the ability to understand complex and dynamic situations quickly and respond appropriately.  You would be providing support through delivering workshops to groups of parents, and  supporting identified families via home visits, meetings, and telephone calls. This role is therefore peripatetic.

The role of Family Support Worker is vital in:

  • Offering front line support before services such as Front Door for Families may need to be involved
  • Enabling families to better understand and manage their child’s disability
  • Ensuring that families have access wider community support
  • Promoting disability positively within the community
  • Contributing to a wide variety of professional and strategic meetings, including child protection and Team Around Family meetings.

    Brighton and Hove encourage the use of the extensive public transport system.

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Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.