Family Support Adviser – Maldon, Essex
Part Time – 18.5 hours per week.
Full time salary – £24,491 – £25,991 per year (depending on experience).
This is a temporary post for 6 months, which may be extended depending on funding.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced practitioner to join our valued team, providing quality information, advice and practical and emotional support to families who have a child with any special educational need or disability (whether diagnosed or not), in Maldon and the surrounding areas.
The advice and support you will provide will be on a range of areas including disability related benefits, education provision and support, health, social care, and transport. You will work closely with schools and other professionals in the area, building excellent working relationships to help families bring about the best outcomes for their child or young person.
The ideal candidate will be committed to helping families at the most challenging of times, supporting families with warmth and empathy, whilst maintaining a calm and professional approach. They will be able to self-manage a high and varied case load, tailoring the level of support to each family’s needs, and will work to our values of being understanding, supportive, person-centred and empowering.
You should have previous family support experience in either a health, education, social care or third sector setting, together with a good understanding of the statutory entitlements for health related benefits and educational support.
This position requires travel around Maldon and the surrounding areas with some travel to other parts of the county, including weekly visits to our head office in Chelmsford. Your own transport is essential.
The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday the 28th January 2022.
Interviews will be held week beginning the 7th February, initially via zoom.