Support Practitioner

£30,000 - £39,999
08 Nov 2019
11 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Support Practitioner

About the role

They are looking for an experienced practitioner to support children to ensure they are getting the best from their education and school community. You will have a background in supporting vulnerable children and have experience of working in partnerships with schools. You will have a knowledge of the legislation supporting children's education entitlement and have a passionate interest. They are looking for a tenacious personality who can be creative in their thinking to ensure that children receive the right support at the right time.

Support Practitioner Requirements:

- Educated to degree level or equivalent level professional qualification in a relevant education, SEND or children and family field.
- Experience of working in children's or education based services providing direct support to children, young people and families.
- Experience of supervising staff and providing case guidance and supporting professional development.
- A sound knowledge, understanding and experience in applying appropriate legislation and national policy for children services, including the Children's Act, Education Act and Children and Families Act

Support Practitioner Responsibilities:

- Deliver the Council's Statutory responsibilities
- Ensure children maintain their education entitlement
- Working in partnership with education providers
- Manageable caseload
- Providing professional advice and guidance in line with current DfE legislation
- Provide line management to Early Help worker

The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

About Rutland County Council:

They keep things simple and democratic and have a straightforward management structure that offers people who work them a great deal of breadth and scope.

Working as One Council we make sure that our customers remain at the heart of all we do.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation / correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.

Our client is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at their organisatoin has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

Location: Rutland, Oakham, LE156HP

Job type: Part Time, Permanent; 22.5 hours per week

Salary: £29,636 to £31,371 pro rata

Benefits: Work that makes a difference to people's lives within this beautiful county, in addition to structured salary reviews, local government pension scheme, discounted access to 'Active Rutland' keep fit activities and Flexi-Time to name just a few!

The closing date for applications is: Monday 11th November 2019
Interviews will take place on: 21st November 2019

You may have experience of the following: Social Worker, Practitioner, Charity, Support Worker, Children Support Practitioner, Support Worker, Case worker, Young Children, Support Officer, Education, etc.

Ref: 89989