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Herefordshire Council
HC5 £23,893 - £25,979 (pro rata £14,530 - £15,798 per annum)
Closing date
7 Apr 2024
1459 (HCWF01106944)

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About The Role
Job Title: SENDIASS Advisor
Location: Hereford
Hours: 22.50
Salary: HC5 £23,893 - £25,979 (pro rata £14,530 - £15,798 per annum)
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: 07/04/2024
The Role
We are the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Information Advice and Support Service. We offer a range of support on all SEN matters to children and  young people with additional needs and  their parents/carers.
The successful applicant will be providing information, advice and support on all SEND matters including Health and social care. You will be expected to manage a caseload and develop links with a range of stakeholders, reporting directly to the SENDIASS Operational Manager.
Key requirements
A professional with proven experience of working with families of children and/or young people with additional needs. The ability to communicate effectively and sympathetically to a wide range of people. Knowledge of SEND law and the SEND code of practice would be advantageous as will local policies and procedures regarding SEND. Training and support will be provided to the right candidate.
Applicants must have proven report writing and recording experience, as well as experience of working with parent/carers of young people and/or children with SEND. A proactive approach is vital to this role, as well as innovative and excellent networking skills. The ability to travel across the county is required as well as strong team working skills.
This role is subject to a DBS check.
Benefits of working for Herefordshire Council:
A competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement, and access to our contributory pension and staff benefits scheme, which includes:

  • Pension Scheme Enrolment in the Local Government (LGPS)
  • Generous Annual Leave: 31 days (pro rata) plus bank holidays. You can also purchase an additional 10 days per annum
  • Flexible working: flexi-time, job-share, part-time hours and, in some instances, home working
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 access to support and counselling
  • Payment of professional membership fees
  • Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts.

About Us
Herefordshire is a beautiful, historic county located in the heart of the Marches on the border with Wales. We are one of the most rural and sparsely populated counties in England with a wealth of unspoilt countryside, distinctive heritage, and lively and attractive market towns.
Our priority in Herefordshire is to keep children safe and give them a great start in life. It’s the priority for the council, our partners and for all of us who work with Children & Young People. 
How do we do this? By having dynamic, dedicated, passionate and professional staff who work in a culture that focuses on what we can achieve with children, what they can achieve themselves, and the relationship we build with families and partners to enable this. We have invested heavily in training and developing staff in our relational practice approach with our improvement partner Leeds City Council, so it's an exciting time to join Herefordshire – we believe in investing in you so you can be the best you can be!
Herefordshire has a really strong team ethos. Our teams are passionate about the work they do and the positive difference they and the teams they are in make to people’s lives. This is all underpinned by the focus and support from their managers and the council as a whole. 
We will deliver better support to our most vulnerable children and their families, develop stronger relationships with partners across the region, and beyond.
Come to Herefordshire and join the journey.
We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.
The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:

  • Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
  • Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and
  • Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care. 

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.
To apply, please submit your CV and complete the supporting statement within the application form, referring to the job description & person specification, detailing how you meet the specific requirements of the role.


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