Inclusion Development Officer
 

Inclusion Development Officer
Salary - £31,557 - £34,209 | Based in Chessington/Kew |Permanent | 36 hours per week

Achieving for Children recognise these are unprecedented times, but we continue to build capacity to support our most vulnerable groups. To do this we are continuing to attract talented professionals to join us as we continue to provide OUTSTANDING (Kingston ILACS Ofsted 2019) services.

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further, we want to hear from you. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.

About the role
An Inclusion Development Officer plays a vital role in supporting children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities to access universal services, by close partnership working with the families and local providers.
YOU can be the link that empowers disabled children and young people to make friends and gain social skills, enabling them to have increased opportunities in the community.
YOU can help families find solutions to daily living issues by thinking flexibly and signposting to relevant services.

As an Inclusion Development Officer for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:
  • Promote inclusion with mainstream providers to increase the number of disabled children and young people attending
  • Maintain a database and report regularly the amount of short break hours received
  • Work closely with other professionals within AfC
  • Provide targeted interventions for SEND children and young people
About AfC
We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here.

About you
To be an Inclusion Development Officer for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:
  • An understanding of the needs of disabled children and young people and the barriers faced in the community
  • Be able to carry out direct work with disabled children and young people
  • Knowledge of the Equality Act
  • An ability to maintain and gather information from a database.

About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:
  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures.
  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.
  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.
  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all.
  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation.
  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.
To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here.

Start dates
Achieving for Children have fixed start dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

To apply
If you would like more information about this role please see our job profile.

Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the Job profile.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Geraldine Burgess, Short Breaks Operations Manager, on geraldine.burgess@achievingforchildren.org.uk or 0208 547 6012 to request an informal discussion.

Closing Date: 22nd August 2021
Interview Date: TBC

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer, this extends to welcoming candidates from BAME backgrounds.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Area
Chessington
Working Hours
Full-time
Contract Type
Permanent
Salary From
£31,557
Salary To
£34,209
 
Inclusion Development Officer
Salary - £31,557 - £34,209 | Based in Chessington/Kew |Permanent | 36 hours per week

Achieving for Children recognise these are unprecedented times, but we continue to build capacity to support our most vulnerable groups. To do this we are continuing to attract talented professionals to join us as we continue to provide OUTSTANDING (Kingston ILACS Ofsted 2019) services.

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further, we want to hear from you. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.

About the role
An Inclusion Development Officer plays a vital role in supporting children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities to access universal services, by close partnership working with the families and local providers.
YOU can be the link that empowers disabled children and young people to make friends and gain social skills, enabling them to have increased opportunities in the community.
YOU can help families find solutions to daily living issues by thinking flexibly and signposting to relevant services.

As an Inclusion Development Officer for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:
  • Promote inclusion with mainstream providers to increase the number of disabled children and young people attending
  • Maintain a database and report regularly the amount of short break hours received
  • Work closely with other professionals within AfC
  • Provide targeted interventions for SEND children and young people
About AfC
We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here.

About you
To be an Inclusion Development Officer for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:
  • An understanding of the needs of disabled children and young people and the barriers faced in the community
  • Be able to carry out direct work with disabled children and young people
  • Knowledge of the Equality Act
  • An ability to maintain and gather information from a database.

About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:
  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures.
  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.
  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.
  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all.
  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation.
  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.
To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here.

Start dates
Achieving for Children have fixed start dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

To apply
If you would like more information about this role please see our job profile.

Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the Job profile.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Geraldine Burgess, Short Breaks Operations Manager, on geraldine.burgess@achievingforchildren.org.uk or 0208 547 6012 to request an informal discussion.

Closing Date: 22nd August 2021
Interview Date: TBC

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer, this extends to welcoming candidates from BAME backgrounds.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.