Parent Link Officer

Recruiter
Smart Education Recruitment Ltd
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Up to £10,000
Posted
20 Nov 2020
Closes
23 Nov 2020
Ref
1834371782
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
JOB PURPOSE

To support parents and families in ensuring children with special educational needs and disabilities have their needs met within their local communities as early as possible.

To work closely with a team of professionals within a local area, supporting schools and families to improve communication and participation of parents, children and young people.

To assist in the development and implementation of a range of inclusion support services with an aim to build self-reliance and independence for families, children and young people with disabilities and special education.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

2.1 To deliver an advice and support service, offering appropriate, information, advice and signposting for families through the operation of a contact line, face to face visits, and family forums and network meetings.

2.2 You will be responsible for maintaining an accurate record of all contacts made with family members and recording progress in relation to achievement against outcomes.

2.3 To support the production of quality information in a variety of forms to ensure key information is shared to all Birmingham parents/carers and young people, and other stakeholders.

2.4 To establish and maintain contacts with other relevant agencies from education, health and social care and use these contacts to co-ordinate and focus efforts to maximize the effectiveness of action to achieve outcomes for families.

2.5 To support multi-disciplinary meetings within a locality and contribute to the identification of families in need of additional support.
  • To facilitate family forums, drop-in meetings and networks for families.
  • To work with families to access appropriate support within their local community.

  • 2.8 Supported by the Parent Link Co-Ordinator, regularly review the progress of each contact and ensure that all parties are informed of progress made.

    2.9 Assist in the collection of statistical information for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

    2.10 To have a working knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice, guidance and legislation. To maintain and increase the knowledge and skills in the legislation to inform best practice with regard to working with children and families.

    2.11 To share information and knowledge with team members, working together to resolve issues.

    START DATE: NOVEMBER 2020

    HOURS: FULL TIME - Remote Working

    SALARY: 67 - 85 PER DAY