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Community Wellbeing Project Officer (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/08/2019 22:59
£28,785 - £32,029 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
22 Aug

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Inclusion, Commissioning and Procurement
Fixed term for 12 months from your start date (with a potential to extend)

Working for the City Council in Newcastle isn’t like any other job. Everything we do has an impact on the people that live in our City so our commitment, diligence and energy have to be second to none.

As a Community Wellbeing Team we have high aspirations and are committed to delivering a varied programme of work that promotes and puts into action our commitment to working in equal partnership with people using services. This post focuses on children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their parent / carers and families.

This is an exciting time to be working in the area of SEND within Newcastle. We are currently reflecting on and developing our Services in the light of recent external reviews and national inspection and are in the process of developing a new SEND strategy and Outcomes Framework. Within this work, the recently formed SEND Executive Board have stated their commitment to co-production with children and young people with SEND and their families.

We are seeking to recruit a focused and creative individual to lead on areas across the SEND agenda, including related issues within education, health and social care for children and young people aged 0 – 25. This post is jointly funded between Newcastle Local Authority and Newcastle and Gateshead NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, emphasizing the focus on joint collaborative working. We are aiming to help improve people’s lives and transform the way we work together.

We are passionate about ensuring all people we support, and the local community have opportunities to influence services at a local, regional and national level.

We are looking for people with a demonstrable knowledge of strengths-based approaches and co-production principles, who promote children, young people, family and community involvement in all aspects of their work.

The post will suit an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and is confident working independently and with team members from a range of professions. You will need to be creative, open to new thinking and act as a positive change agent, you should be an inspirational individual who can bring people together across the city, embracing new ways of working to meet the needs of the people we support.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team focussed on improving services delivered to the residents of Newcastle.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post involves working with children and/or vulnerable adults. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions and a check of police information.

For an informal discussion, please contact either: Karen Inglis, Community Wellbeing Lead on 0191 2115284 or Lara Lillico, Educational Psychology Service Manager on 0191 2774577.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

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