Information, Advice, Support Officer (Autism Spectrum Condition and Social Communication Difficulties)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/01/2021 23:59
Grade 9, £28,672 - £32,234 per annum
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Your normal place of work will be Lee House, Easington but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham.
Post Number:
CYPS/21/12, C3125
Number of posts:
Closing date:
24 Jan
Further Information

Children and Young Peoples Service
Early Help, Inclusion and Vulnerable Children

Post Title: Information, Advice, Support Officer (Autism Spectrum Condition and Social Communication Difficulties)
Grade: Grade 9, £28,672 - £32,234 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new post which will work with families and partner agencies to ensure clear and effective communication of information, help and support for families who have a child or young person (up to 25) with Autism Spectrum Condition or Social Communications Difficulties with or without a diagnosis.

The officer will be based within the SEND Information, Advice, Support Service (SENDIASS). The aim of the role is to be a central point of contact for families to access solution focussed information advice and support in relation to Autism Spectrum Condition or Social Communication Difficulties.

The aim of the role will be to empower families to build their own skills, knowledge, and resilience to be able to make their own choices to understand and support their child or young people with Autism Spectrum Condition or Social Communication Difficulties.

The officer will work jointly with families to capture the needs of families, understand the barriers they face whilst identify gaps and duplications in local services.

The officer will be proactive working with a range of organisations to extend and enhance the offer of information, advice, and support available for families in line with the direction of travel within the wider Think Autism Strategy.

Required Qualifications: Professional qualification in a relevant field such as Education, Health or Social Care to Degree Level. (BA Hons SW, Degree in social work or equivalent social work qualification, i.e. CQSW, CSS or Dip SW with GSCC registration, RN or Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities (RNLD), Qualified Teacher Status, or equivalent) or a Degree Qualification in relevant subject.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

For further information about the post, please contact Lisa Kirton on 03000 267004, or lisa.kirton@durham.gov.uk.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held in week commencing 1st February 2021.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: hrCYPS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.