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Language and Communication Advisor - SEND

Greater London
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Full time
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London Borough of Hillingdon
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Language and Communication Advisor - SEND
Salary range
£38,576- £42,360 per year
About us
Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.
Hillingdon Council are building on the best practice learnt through the implementation of the SEND Reforms to make some exciting changes to our SEND Services. We are committed to delivering the best service possible to children and young people with SEND and their families and want to work closely with our educational settings to ensure special educational needs and disabilities are well supported.
About the role
In order to progress to a more holistic and integrated way of working, we have established a new multi-disciplinary, 0-25years, SEND Advisory Service. This new SEND Advisory team merges several existing, outstanding professionals, including SEND Key Workers, Language and ASD specialists and the Multi-Sensory team.

We are now seeking to appoint an experienced Language Advisor to form part of this dynamic new team.

This role has an exciting and varied remit including delivering in-house and cross-borough training, providing support and guidance to a variety of professionals and working on innovative and exciting projects. You will work closely with educational settings across Hillingdon, to provide advice and guidance on how to maximise inclusion and independence for children and young people with SEND, particularly at SEN Support. In addition to our own multi-disciplinary team, you will work in close partnership with key agencies such as Health, Education, Schools and Families to deliver early intervention programmes and deliver statutory duties across settings.
About you
We are looking for a dedicated individual with experience of providing specialist support to professionals who are working with students with SLCN, aged 0-25. Cross-phase experience is essential for this role.

You will need to be proficient at delivering training, have a broad understanding of the National Curriculum and have a good knowledge of the application of current legislation in relation to SLCN and SEND.

You will be experienced in promoting children/young people's language development and raising awareness of the impact that poor language development can have on overall outcomes. Knowledge of the SCERTS framework and early identification and intervention for literacy difficulties would be advantageous.

You will have a clear appreciation of the importance of person-centred support and have a good understanding of the graduated approach. You will need an acute awareness of the importance of capturing, and valuing the views of the individual person and their families.

You will have a relevant qualification (i.e. Teaching, SALT) or be able to demonstrate extensive experience of supporting staff to enhance provision for children with SLCN and supporting the child or young person directly.
What we offer
We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:
local government average salary pension scheme
free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
generous holiday entitlement
career breaks
flexible working hours
season ticket loan
access to a Credit Union
access to a wide range of training and courses
discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
payment of professional fees where these are required
discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools
cycle purchase scheme
car sharing scheme
30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses

Additional information
Interviews will be held week commencing 18th January 2021

To apply: Language and Communication Advisor - SEND

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

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London Borough of Hillingdon
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Contact: Georgia Adams

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