Are you interested in working with autistic young people and those with social communication difficulties who are struggling to go to secondary school?
Can you work creatively with families and a wide range of people to make a difference?
Do you want to be part of an innovative solution-focused way of working?
If so, then working with the Social Communication Resource team might interest you.
The SCR is a successful, expanding intervention offer from Brighton & Hove Inclusion Support Service which was co-produced with parents and carers to support children and young people not attending or significantly struggling to attend school who have a profile of social communication difficulties (such as autism) which might be impacting on their emotional and mental health.
We are seeking to appoint more SCR coordinators to join the team in response to demand and success. The role involves working with a small caseload of young people and their families as well as school staff to coordinate bespoke support approaches that help increase access to education, attendance and successful transitions.
We welcome applications from those seeking part-time as well as full-time, working throughout the year (not term-time only).
Interviews week beginning 10th October
For an informal discussion, please contact Clare Bradley, Assistant Principal Educational Psychologist. Telephone: 01273 291495 or Mobile: 07825113899
About the role
We are looking for creative and innovative individuals to join the Social Communication Resource for secondary age young people (school years 7 to 11).
You will have had experience of working directly with children and can demonstrate your success in securing positive and trusting relationships with families and schools; this will enable you to create bespoke packages of educational support for each young person on your caseload. The aim is to help young people to re-engage with their learning to reach their full potential and to identify longer term needs.
Therefore, the ability to negotiate, influence and challenge across a wide range of stakeholders is essential to ensure that all partners commit to the delivery of bespoke programmes so that we can achieve the best outcomes for some of our most vulnerable learners.
The post is part of the Brighton & Hove Inclusion Support Service (BHISS) and some of the bespoke packages of support are timetabled at Tudor House which can act as an alternative base to school.
You would be part of a growing team in BHISS. There is a full induction and training programme, with regular supervision support from an educational psychologist as well as SCR team support.
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
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Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).