Could you support and empower children and young people to be partners in decisions made about their special educational needs?
A new role is available for a self-motivated individual to work as part of a small team providing impartial information, advice and support, primarily to children and young people with special educational needs, but also to parents and carers
Working within Bracknell Forests Information, Advice and Support service (IASS), you will support service users via face to face meetings, telephone calls and emails. You may also attend open days, support groups and workshops from time to time. You will provide information and support regarding a range of situations including special educational needs support in mainstream schools, Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs), Annual reviews, home to school transport and exclusions. As well as signposting to a range of other services and support. Legal training will be provided.
You will take the lead on working with children and young people in Bracknell Forest IASS and develop a range of resources and materials for this group of service users.
To fulfil the role effectively you should have experience of working with children or young people with SEN and/or disability, ideally in an information, advice and guidance role.
You will need excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate clearly and sensitively with children, young people and adults, excellent listening skills and an ability to provide information, advice and support impartially. You should also have strong IT skills.
If you would like more information about the role, please contact Debi Richardson on 01344 354011
Additional information about Information, Advice & Support for children and young people can be found here: https://cyp.iassnetwork.org.uk/getting-help/