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Short Breaks Solutions Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 20/10/2020 23:59
£21,748 - £24,491
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved location, however you may be required to work at any DCC council office

Job details 

Closing date:
20 Oct

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Children and Young Peoples Services

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/20/299A

Short Breaks Solutions Officer, full-time and temporary until 31st October 2022

Grade 6 Salary: £21,748 - £24,491

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new post which will work to ensure sufficiency of short breaks opportunities for families of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities in County Durham (0-25).

The role will provide a central point of contact for families and professionals to offer advice, guidance and information on local community activities and services available to them. The aims of the role will be to empower families to be able to make their own choices to access community activities for children and young people with SEND to allow parent/ carers a short break from caring.

This role will capture the needs of families, understand gaps in services, barriers to access and impact. The post holder will work jointly with families to identify solutions to meet their needs and fill gaps in service provision. The post holder will be proactive working with a range of Organisations to extend and enhance the local community offer available for families in line with the direction of travel within the wider SEND Strategy, Think Autism Strategy and Short Breaks Statement.

The post holder will work closely with families and young people up to the age of 25, SENDIASS, Making Changes together Parent/ Carer Forum, Durham County Carers, Investing in Children, the VCS Alliance, Children and Young Peoples Network, Community Services and Leisure Service Providers and Commissioners.

This post has been approved initially for a period up to 31st October 2022 as this is a new post in response to exiting needs.

Required qualifications:
• Level 3 qualification in a relevant field.
• Evidence of continuous professional development.

Job Location: An approved location, however you may be required to work at any DCC council office.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

For further information about the post please contact Lisa Kirton, SEND Information & Advice Coordinator via email to Lisa.Kirton@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will be held virtually on 28th October 2020.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact Payroll & Employee Services on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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