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Skills & Employability Adviser (SEND)

Location: Hastings, East Sussex Contract: Fixed-Term, Full or Part-Time (min. 29.6 hours/week) Salary: £23,255 to £28,316 pro rata (depending on skills and experience) Closing Date: 06th February 2023

CXK is a leading charity that empowers young people and adults to build the skills and confidence they need to move into sustainable education, employment or training.  Each year we make a difference to more than 300,000 people across the

We are looking for a confident & experienced colleague to join the Youth Employability Service (YES) to provide CIAG to 15-25-year-old young people with SEND and / or an EHCP.

The role works closely with the Assessment and Planning Team (within the ISEND department at East Sussex County Council) and the adviser will be expected to build positive working relationships, attend team meetings, relevant training, and input into relevant databases.

The adviser will liaise with allocated school to provide support to young people from year 11 to address barriers, engage with named placements & parent or carers, to improve the young persons’ chance of sustaining post-16 provision in the short and longer term.    They will also work closely with post 16 providers to identify young people who are not attending or who may be at risk of withdrawing, to intervene and support them back into education or training.

This post covers the Eastern side of East Sussex and is based in Hastings.

Main Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with other East Sussex County Council services to best support a vulnerable cohort, including co-location with the Assessment and Planning Team (ISEND).
  • Support the transition of young people with an EHCP from 15 to 18 years in accordance with their relevant plan.
  • Support to young people with an EHCP in Year 14 and above as a brief intervention.
  • Liaising and communicating with schools to identify students from Year 11 who will benefit from 1:1 transition support and are at risk of NEET.
  • Support Year 11 students to ensure they have a September Guarantee and support with their transition from secondary education to post-16 education

Please click here for the full job description and person specification.

**No candidate will meet every single specification or qualification requirement.  If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!**

Please note this role is fixed term until 30th September 2023 (with the possibility for extension).

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Zoe Child zoechild@cxk.org

In return for your skills and experience, you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • An annual salary of £23,225 to £28,316 pro rata 
  • 28-31 days holiday, plus bank holidays pro rata
  • Defined contribution pension scheme (matched by CXK up to 10% depending on length of service)
  • Death in service life assurance policy (3 x annual salary)
  • Flexible working
  • Generous sick leave benefits
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Comprehensive training and development programmes
  • Mental health first aiders
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Interest free parking permit loans
  • Health Assured – Employee Assistance programme

To apply for this role all you need to do is download, complete and upload the CXK application form.  Please note that CVs alone will not be considered. 

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 6th February 2023

**Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.  Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as soon as possible**

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