Senior Family SEND Support Worker (Uckfield College)
Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Fixed term for: 24 months
Closing date: Wednesday 14 June 2023
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Uckfield College, Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3DJ
Phone: 01825 764844
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.
The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.
If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.
About the role
Uckfield Town Schools’ Alliance (UTSA) and Village Schools’ Alliance (VSA)
Two year fixed term contract from 1/9/23 to 31/8/25
This is a new opportunity for a team of three staff (one Senior Family and SEND Support Worker and two Family SEND Support Workers) to work across several schools in the Uckfield area, to support SEND children to be in school and ready to achieve their full potential. The FSSW team will work with schools to identify families with SEND children who have low confidence in the mainstream school’s ability to meet the needs of their child(ren). These children may have low attendance rates and high levels of anxiety about attending school. The FSSW team will then build relationships with the families and offer support and guidance in and out of schools that will improve the child’s attendance, motivation, self-esteem and educational attainment.
We are looking for a team to:
- Engage and undertake direct work with children and young people.
- Work in partnership with parents, carers, educational staff and other agencies.
- Assess need, arrange and implement appropriate support and monitor progress.
- Communicate effectively across a wide range of audiences
Working with us means joining a vibrant, dedicated and skilled team, who are committed to working collaboratively to achieve real excellence for our students. In return we offer a wealth of staff benefits including an enhanced pension scheme, professional learning and development opportunities, employee assistance programme including counselling services, and well being initiatives such as staff breakfasts, free sports activities and staff social events.
For further information and a full application pack, please visit our website: www.uckfield.college or contact our HR Department on extension 1008, email email@example.com. An electronic application can be returned by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications should be returned to the College as soon as possible or at the latest by 9am on Wednesday 14th June. Interviews will take place on Friday 23rd June.
East Sussex County Council is an authority committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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 Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.