Local Area Information Advice & Support Practitioner - North Somerset

Supportive Parents
£22,021 (Bristol NJC point 12), per annum, pro rata, all year round while completing IPSEA Level 3 legal training, then £22,462 - £23,836 (NJC points 13 - 16).
Contract Type: 
Part Time
18 hours a week all year round, mostly worked over term time. Core hours are 9.30am – 2.30pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with flexibility to work some Wednesdays, evenings and weekends as required.
Details of Role: 

Supportive Parents provides the Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice & Support (SENDIAS) Service for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. We provide information and support with any type of special educational need or disability (SEND) to children, young people and their parents. We are also a registered charity. Our trained advisors provide support via our telephone helpline, email and face-to-face meetings. We also produce a range of publications and toolkits.

We’re looking for someone to join our North Somerset team. If you have knowledge or experience of Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) and can work effectively with children, young people and families, we’d like to hear from you. This role involves responding to calls to our helpline or emails from parents, carers and young people. You will also provide support by holding face-to-face meetings when required. Queries and concerns are typically from parents trying to understand how to get the support their children need at school. You will advise on special educational needs processes and procedures, inform parents of their rights, signpost them to further sources of information and support, or meet them face-to-face to guide them through paperwork. You will be an excellent communicator, with the ability to deal confidently and professionally with a wide range of people. The role will involve travelling within North Somerset.

Fully accredited training will be provided. IPSEA Level 3 legal training must be completed within 12 months of joining the organisation. Role subject to a DBS check.

Closing Date: 
Friday, 31 January, 2020 - 17:00
How to Apply: 

Please submit a completed application to admin@supportiveparents.org.uk

We encourage applications from under-represented groups.  Please note that we do not accept C.V.s.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Friday 31st January 2020

Interview date for this post: Tuesday 11th February 2020

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Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
0117 9897724
Postal Address: 
3rd Floor Royal Oak House Royal Oak Avenue Bristol BS1 4GB