Early Years SEND Practitioner
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£24,491 - £25,481 pro rata, per annum
Grangetown Family Home
This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.
We have many reasons to be proud of our existing services for children, young people and their families in Redcar and Cleveland. We have a passionate workforce who are committed to supporting children and young people to feel safe, healthy, happy and ready to learn and achieve. We respect everyone as equally valued members of our community by listening to their views and using their opinions to help shape our services.
Are you the right person to help us to develop a brighter future for our children?
If you share the ethos of Redcar and Cleveland’s Children and Families Directorate, this could be the opportunity you are looking for.
In the role of the Early Years Practitioner, you will be working within a small but wonderful team of dedicated and experienced professionals who will support you in this rewarding role.
You will be working with families of preschool children with complex additional needs and become the single point of contact to support them through identification, assessment and through the transition into school.
An Early Years Practitioner works in settings such as private nurseries and in schools providing direct support for 0–5-year-olds and develops plans for early learning activities which will include specific targets and interventions as advised by therapeutic professionals such as the Speech and Language and Physiotherapy Service. You will design and deliver individual portage teaching programmes throughout Redcar and Cleveland in partnership with their caregivers and facilitate this in a group setting or within the family home. You will undertake Early Help Assessments, maintain case records, convene, and attend multi-agency meetings to offer advice and guidance.
The successful candidate will become one of the most important people for the child and their family in their journey into full time education.
The council holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.
We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease car scheme.