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Special Educational Needs Inclusion Fund (SENIF) Practitioner (Maidstone)

Role Responsibility

Fixed Term Time - 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Kent’s Children, Young People and Education Service requires a district based Early Years Special Educational Needs Inclusion Fund (SENIF) Practitioner to provide support to maintained and PVI pre-school settings in receipt of SENIF funding. This will involve modelling good practice, supporting the settings to implement personalised plans and the recommendations from professionals.

The practitioner will work predominantly in the Maidstone district, but could be asked to cover in the wider Went Kent Area on occasion. They will need to be able to support the settings in monitoring children’s development by supporting their tracking of children’s progress and identifying the impact that the implementation of the SEN Inclusion Funding has had on the children’s learning.

The practitioner will have experience of working with children with various Special Educational Needs in Early Years settings, a thorough knowledge of child development, and the ability to implement the SEN Code of Practice and develop strategies to enable a setting to meet the educational needs of children with SEN.

This opportunity enables the successful candidate to work with a variety of services from education and health to ensure that pre-school children with the highest levels of special educational needs have their needs meet within settings.

The practitioner will work closely with the Early Years Specialist Teachers and Specialist Nursery Managers to deliver the special educational needs provision required to ensure the children make appropriate educational progress through the SENIF Offer.

Educated to NVQ level 3 in Childcare or equivalent and have GCSE English and Mathematics grade A* to C (or equivalent) are the required qualifications. Early Years SENCo training will have also been undertaken. 

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification. 

Interview date: 14th July 2021

Contact Details

Debbie James on 07773 047735

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.


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