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About the job

Salary: £28,221 - £30,756 a year pro rata
Hours per week: 18.50
Contract type: Permanent

Are you passionate about working with parents/carers and students with special educational needs (SEN)/learning difficulties and disabilities (LDD)? If yes, we want to hear from you.

We have an exciting role within the Transition Team where you’ll select, arrange, monitor and review individual packages of education focused provision and support for young people aged 16 – 25 with special educational needs for whom established local authority provision is not appropriate. This will include working with colleges and local businesses to arrange, monitor and review young people who are on supported internships.

You will work with parents/carers and students with special educational needs (SEN)/learning difficulties and disabilities (LDD) with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP), local authority and college professionals and independent providers to construct individual packages of educational provision and suitable support for students to enable them to remain within borough for their post 16 educational and/or training and employment provision and experience.

About you

This is a public facing role so you’ll need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.

Our ideal candidate must have demonstrable experience of multi-agency and collaborative working in a children’s services context. Some knowledge of available educational/training/employment opportunities for young people post 16 with SEN/LDD, and learning difficulties and disabilities and the educational consequences of these in terms of planning and provision.

Excellent communication skills are vital for this role, as you will have to communicate and develop relationships with a range of people, including parents and other professionals; to negotiate, persuade and influence others.

If you think you could become an asset to the team, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional information

Luton Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Applicants must be willing to undergo child and/or vulnerable adults protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

  • flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns

  • 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

  • generous holiday entitlement 

  • local government pension with generous employer contribution 

  • excellent support and development 

  • relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria) 

  • half price season ticket on Thameslink train line 

  • discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars

  • Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing