Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse and exciting east-London borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we've developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council.
We're one of the fastest growing parts of the country and the third most diverse London borough. Our communities are attracted by a mixture of excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, high-quality open space and rapid transport connections into the heart of the City.
Working within a small team of four, you will provide free impartial advice and support to children and young people with SEND and their parents or carers in Redbridge, in compliance with the SEND Code of Practice and national and local standards.
You will be primarily located at Ray Lodge Children’s Resource Centre in Woodford.
Your key areas of focus in the role will be:
- Working with the team and Service Coordinator to maintain a service that is ‘arm’s length’ from the Local Authorities
- Provide accurate and impartial advice via telephone, email and face to face meetings
- Provide information, advice and support before, during and following a SEND appeal and or Tribunal. This may include representation during the hearing
- Empowering service users to express their views in meetings with the local authority, education providers and other professionals
You will need to be able to tailor your support based on individual needs, undertake research and signpost to other services as required and will need excellent communication skills.
This role will be fixed term to 31 March 2021.
If you would like to find out more about our available roles or have an informal discussion in relation to the above post please contact Ruth Newell, Funding and Independent Advice Lead, on 020 8708 8923.
Ambitious for Redbridge
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.