Inclusion service opportunities

We have several opportunities for specialist teaching and support practitioners in our inclusion service, helping children and young people with SEND across North Yorkshire.

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  • Join us to help give children and young people the best educational opportunities.

Our vision for the future is to make North Yorkshire a place of opportunity, where all children and young people are happy, healthy and achieving.

We want all children and young people with SEND in North Yorkshire:

  • To have the best educational opportunities so that they achieve the best outcomes;
  • To be able to attend a school or provision locally, as close to their home as possible, where they can make friends and be part of their local community; and
  • To make progress with learning, have good social and emotional health, and to prepare them for a fulfilling adult life.

Our vision for education provision for children and young people with SEND builds on both the  SEND Strategic Plan for Educational Provision (pdf / 3 MB) and the Young and Yorkshire 2 plan. The SEND Strategic Plan for Educational Provision is an ambitious five year plan which describes how we intend to transform services and educational provision for children and young people with SEND in North Yorkshire.

"Our teams are highly dedicated and actively engaged in shaping and leading transformation and innovation, whilst ensuring families remain at the centre of our decisions."

By April 2020 we will be creating locality based hubs of SEND professionals including SEN caseworkers, educational psychologists, specialist teachers and practitioners, together with speech and language therapists and occupational therapists. Based within four localities across North Yorkshire, the hubs will be responsible for working closely with schools and settings to identify children early and to ensure they receive appropriate support and interventions to meet their special educational needs. The hubs will also build relationships with our colleagues in the NHS and Children and Families’ Service to ensure that our support for families is well coordinated.

"Adopting a key working model within the hubs, we will ensure professionals are working collaboratively with schools, health and social care and families to ensure needs are met - the right support, at the right time, in the right place."

Posts in our locality based hubs

The Inclusion Service works in partnership with all schools and settings within North Yorkshire to promote the inclusion, participation and achievement of children and young people with SEND.

Posts are available in the four hubs across the county in Selby; Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon and Craven; Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale; and Hambleton and Richmondshire.

The following posts are available:

Role: Personalised Learning Pathways Speech and Language Therapist
Salary: £32,029 to £34,788 per annum, pro rata
Location: Based in Northallerton however the service is flexible
Hours: Part time (0.5 full time equivalent)
Contract: Established

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Personalised Learning Pathways programme, which supports young people aged 16 to 25 to develop and progress through a person-centred programme. The programme is based on a clear understanding of how each person learns best, strategies that will help them achieve their goals and the support they require within the learning environment.

As a Personalised Learning Pathways Speech and Language Therapist, you will work across the programme hubs to develop speech, language and communication provision for young adults with learning disabilities. This includes working directly with young people, either on a one-to-one basis or group environment. You will manage a caseload and in accordance with service policies and professional role, deliver a range of specific evidence based speech and language therapy interventions.

You will work collaboratively and innovatively as part of a multi-disciplinary team to enhance personalised, functional packages of support and intervention for young people.

You will also support and advise the education staff, and parents on a wide range of organisational and curriculum issues relating to speech language and communication needs. In addition, you will work to develop and sustain integrated working and effective relationships with health, statutory and voluntary agencies, and professionals within the broader range of services for children and families to support young people, specifically within the SEND locality hub and the Personalised Learning Pathways programme.

Ideally, you'll be a qualified Speech and Language Therapist with experience of working with young people with speech, language and communication needs.

You will be focused on achieving positive life outcomes for young people and establishing respectful, trusting relationships with young people, their families and carers.

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: Midnight on Tuesday 7 April 2020
  • Interview date: week commencing Monday 20 April 2020

Contact us

For further information about the post please contact Carol-Ann Howe, Head of Inclusion Support Services, on 01609 534738.

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Role: Speech, Language and Communication Specialist
Salary: £34,788 to £38,813 per annum
Location: Various
Hours: Full time
Contract: Established

The Inclusion Service works in partnership with all schools and settings within North Yorkshire to promote the inclusion, participation and achievement of children and young people with SEND.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Speech, Language and Communication Specialist to join a new team who will work alongside the existing NHS provision for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs, with a key focus on educational support.

The role of Speech, Language and Communication Specialist requires a confident, autonomous individual to lead on complex casework of children and young people with speech, language and communication needs, ensuring a coordinated programme of support.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop innovative approaches and programmes to meet the individual needs of children and young people in schools and settings; and
  • Work collaboratively to agree SEND support plans and approaches to ensure the needs of children and young people are met and rigorous review processes are in place.

Ideally, you will be a qualified Speech and Language Therapist or qualified School Teacher who is driven, astute, a great communicator and has a commitment to evidence based practice.

As a Speech, Language and Communication Specialist, you will demonstrate leadership and direction to enable Speech and Language Therapists and Speech and Language Therapist Assistants to manage casework for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs and provide a supportive environment for staff to work at their best.

Posts are available in the four hubs across the county in Selby; Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon and Craven; Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale; and Hambleton and Richmondshire.

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 22 March 2020
  • Interview date: week commencing Monday 30 March 2020

Contact us

For further information about the post please contact Carol-Ann Howe, Head of Inclusion Support Services, on 01609 534738.

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Role: Social, Emotional and Mental Health Specialist
Salary: £34,788 to £38,813 per annum
Location: East and south of North Yorkshire
Hours: Full time
Contract: Established

The Inclusion Service works in partnership with all schools and settings within North Yorkshire to promote the inclusion, participation and achievement of children and young people with SEND. These services are allocated into SEND hubs, coordinating provision at a locality level across our Children and Young People's Service as a whole, to ensure needs are met holistically.

This is a new opportunity to be part of a growing multidisciplinary SEND team. We are passionate about promoting high aspirations and expectations for children and young people and we are looking for an Social, Emotional and Mental Health Specialist to join us as we champion the needs of children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs and their families.

As Social, Emotional and Mental Health Specialist, you will work in collaboration with schools and settings to agree SEND support plans and approaches that meet the needs of children and young people and ensure rigorous review processes are in place. You will lead on complex casework and monitor children and young people identified as out of school, having low attendance and subject to increased levels of Restrictive Physical Intervention to ensure there is appropriate levels of support, intervention and ongoing monitoring in place.

In addition, you will support and advise schools, settings and parents on a wide range of organisational and curriculum issues relating to intervention, determining barriers to learning and working to address them, and developing skills in others to build capacity in meeting the needs of children with social, emotional and mental health needs.

You will communicate effectively and work collaboratively to establish strong working relationships in the locality with schools and setting and parents / carers and health professionals.

Ideally, you will have experience of working with children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs and / or challenging behaviours due to a variety of SEND in children’s services, including experience of assessment and monitoring. As Social, Emotional and Mental Health Specialist, you will be skilled in developing confidence and skills in others, an inspirational leader who can enable specialist practitioners to manage casework and provide a supportive environment for staff to work at their best.

You will be focused on achieving positive life outcomes for children; establishing respectful, trusting relationships with children, young people, their families and carers. 

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 22 March 2020
  • Interview date: week commencing Monday 30 March 2020

Contact us

For further information about the post please contact Carol-Ann Howe, Head of Inclusion Support Services, on 01609 534738.

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Role: Portage Home Visitor
Salary: £24,313 to £26,999 per annum, pro rata
Location: Craven area of North Yorkshire
Hours: Part time (0.5 full time equivalent)
Contract: Established

The Inclusion Service works in partnership with all schools and settings within North Yorkshire to promote the inclusion, participation and achievement of children and young people with SEND. These services are allocated into SEND hubs, coordinating provision at a locality level across our Children and Young People's Service as a whole, to ensure needs are met holistically.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing multidisciplinary SEND team who are passionate about promoting high aspirations and expectations for children and young people.

As Portage Home Visitor, you will work with children aged up to five, and their families, within the home environment, focusing on the three elements of the Portage model; structured teaching, child-led play and family focus. You will contribute to assessment, planning and monitoring of progress for each child, working collaboratively with parents, the Early Years Teacher and Home Visitor to actively share knowledge and skills.

Portage focuses on small steps and you will support each child by celebrating successes and inspiring each child to reach their full potential. You will be an excellent communicator and establish respectful, trusting relationships with children and their families.

Ideally, you will have previous experience of working with children and supporting young children with additional needs. You will have a detailed understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage, current guidance with respect to early years, including SEND Code of Practice and have a good knowledge of the Portage model and underpinning theory.

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 22 March 2020
  • Interview date: week commencing Monday 30 March 2020

Contact us

For further information about the post please contact Carol-Ann Howe, Head of Inclusion Support Services, on 01609 534738.

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This vacancy has now closed.

Role: SEN Caseworker Officer
Salary: £29,636 to £32,029 per annum, pro rata
Location: Across North Yorkshire
Hours: Various part time and full time roles available
Contract: Established

The Inclusion Service works in partnership with all schools and settings within North Yorkshire to promote the inclusion, participation and achievement of children and young people with SEND. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing multidisciplinary SEND team. We are passionate about promoting high aspirations and expectations for children and young people and we are looking for SEN Caseworkers to join us as we champion the needs of children and young people with high need SEND (0-25) and their families.

As SEN Caseworker Officer, you will work with children and young people and their families through the statutory assessment process for SEND. The role will involve communicating effectively and working collaboratively with a variety of partner agencies and organisations both internally within North Yorkshire County Council and externally to co-ordinate Education, Health and Care Assessments and Education, Health and Care Plans in line with statutory guidance.

Ideally, you will have experience of working with children and young people with SEND or additional needs in children’s services including; management of cases with complex legal, professional and ethical issues including case conferences and other statutory processes and procedures. You will be responsible for managing a caseload of children and young people either with Education, Health and Care Plans or undergoing statutory assessment whilst providing professional expertise around the SEND process and relevant legislation and guidance. You will be focused on achieving positive life outcomes for children; establishing respectful, trusting relationships with children, young people, their families and carers.

Posts are available in the four hubs across the county in Selby; Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon and Craven; Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale; and Hambleton and Richmondshire.

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 22 March 2020
  • Interview date: week commencing Monday 30 March 2020

Contact us

For further information about the post please contact Carol-Ann Howe, Head of Inclusion Support Services, on 01609 534738.

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Role: Communication and Interaction Specialist Teacher
Salary: Teacher SEN1
Location: Across North Yorkshire (0.3 Selby, 0.2 Hambleton and Richmondshire)
Hours: Part time (0.5 full time equivalent)
Contract: Established

The Inclusion Service works in partnership with all schools and settings within North Yorkshire to promote the inclusion, participation and achievement of children and young people with SEND. These services are allocated into SEND hubs, coordinating provision at a locality level across our Children and Young People's Service as a whole, to ensure needs are met holistically.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Communication and Interaction Specialist Teacher to join a new team who will work alongside the existing NHS provision for children and young people with communication and interaction needs with a key focus on educational support.

The role of Communication and Interaction Specialist Teacher requires a driven, autonomous individual to manage a peripatetic casework of children and young people with communication and interaction.

You will support and advise schools and settings and parents on a wide range of organisational and curriculum issues relating to intervention and develop innovative approaches and programmes to meet the individual needs of children and young people, ensuring their needs are met.

Ideally, you will be a qualified School Teacher who has experience of working with children and young people with a range of cognition and learning needs. You will be skilled in assessing and evaluation needs and determining appropriate interventions and strategies required to meet needs.

As a Communication and Interaction Specialist Teacher, you will be a great communicator and leader who can enable Specialist Practitioners Communication and Interaction to manage casework and provide a supportive environment for staff to work at their best.

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 22 March 2020
  • Interview date: week commencing Monday 30 March 2020

Contact us

For further information about the post please contact Carol-Ann Howe, Head of Inclusion Support Services, on 01609 534738.

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This vacancy has now closed.

Role: SEND Casework Manager
Salary: £38,813 to £42,683 per annum
Location: Selby area of North Yorkshire
Hours: Full time
Contract: Established

The Inclusion Service works in partnership with all schools and settings within North Yorkshire to promote the inclusion, participation and achievement of children and young people with SEND.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing multidisciplinary SEND team. We are passionate about promoting high aspirations and expectations for children and young people and we are looking for a SEN Casework Manager to join us in the Selby team as we champion the needs of children and young people with high need SEND (0-25) and their families.

As SEND Casework Manager, you will be responsible for supporting SEND Casework Officers in the locality as they support families through the Statutory Assessment process. You will also carry a small caseload of children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans in Independent Specialist Provision and will be responsible for Quality Assurance of those provisions against the outcomes identified in the Education, Health and Care Plan.

The role will involve communicating effectively and working collaboratively with a variety of partner agencies and organisations both internally within North Yorkshire County Council and externally to develop high quality Education Health and Care Plans, which support children and young people to achieve and to flourish in their education setting.

Ideally, you will have experience of working with children and young people with SEND or additional needs in children’s services including; management of cases with complex legal, professional and ethical issues including case conferences, Tribunals and in depth knowledge of SEND statutory processes and procedures.

You will be responsible for managing a small team of SEND Casework officers and holding a caseload of children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans where the case is particularly complex or where they attend an Independent Specialist Provision. You will provide professional expertise around the SEND process and relevant legislation and guidance both through supervision with your Casework Officers and to the wider locality team.

You will be focused on achieving positive life outcomes for children; establishing respectful, trusting relationships with children, young people, their families and carers. 

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 22 March 2020
  • Interview date: week commencing Monday 30 March 2020

Contact us

For further information about the post please contact Nikki Joyce, Head of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, on 01609 532257.

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Role: Speech and Language Therapy Assistant
Salary: £24,313 to £26,999 per annum
Location: Various - countywide
Hours: Full time
Contract: Established

The Inclusion Service works in partnership with all schools and settings within North Yorkshire to promote the inclusion, participation and achievement of children and young people with SEND.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing multidisciplinary communication and interaction team. Working under the direction of Speech and Language Therapists, you will support the development of communication skills of children with a wide range of needs. You will predominantly work in mainstream schools and Early Year settings, however you will on occasions work within the new targeted provisions based in mainstream for children with specific needs. 

Ideally, you will have experience of supporting children with communication needs in an educational context, however other relevant experience is welcome.

This is a peripatetic role where you will have the unique opportunity to impact on the lives of children, helping them reach their full potential. In addition, you will develop the skills of Practitioners and Teachers so that they can effectively support children and young people with Speech, Language and Communication needs.

Posts are available in the four hubs across the county in Selby; Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon and Craven; Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale; and Hambleton and Richmondshire.

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 22 March 2020
  • Interview date: week commencing Monday 30 March 2020

Contact us

For further information about the post please contact Carol-Ann Howe, Head of Inclusion Support Services, on 01609 534738 or email Carol-Ann.Howe@northyorks.gov.uk.

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This vacancy has now closed.

What can we offer you?

We can offer you a range of employee benefits, including a competitive salary, generous leave entitlement, a government pension scheme and access to our ‘Everybody Benefits’ package, which includes a variety of retail discounts. 

You will be fully enabled through mobile kit to work in a highly agile way at locations across designated local authorities.

We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Modern flexible working practices;
  • A local government pension scheme;
  • Family friendly leave;
  • Salary sacrifice, employee cash backs and discounts schemes; and
  • Learning, development and career advancement opportunities.

We can offer you multiple opportunities for career progression working across diverse services and with access to a range of technologies to support modern and agile ways of working.

As a council we are very much committed to encouraging flexible working for our employees, which will include using modern technologies to connect with clients, working from other bases across the county as well as working from home.

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