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SEND Practitioner

  • By Alison Covey
  • 31st October 2023

JOB TITLE:                          SEND Practitioner

REPORTING TO:                SENCO/Deputy Manager

Salary:                                   £11.19 per hour = £21,875 (pro rata for part time and term time only)

Hours:                                   30, 35 or 37.5 hrs per week, Monday to Friday, term time only or all year round.

Annual Leave:                     28 days per year plus public holidays. Holiday entitlement is calculated pro rata for term time only and part time contracts.  For term time only posts, leave must not be taken during term time.

Location:                              The Vinery Centre, 20 Vinery Terrace, Leeds LS9.

We are looking to employ a SEND Practitioner with at least a Level 3 Childcare Qualification to work in our friendly Community Nursery supporting children with additional needs. With more than one role available, we offer the opportunity to work all year round or term time only.

Leeds Mencap run Jimbo’s Community Nursery, a purpose-built nursery in east Leeds, offering high quality care and early education for children aged 0 – 11, including after school and holiday childcare.  Jimbo’s Community Nursery is unique as it includes a specialist playroom for children with a range of additional needs including learning disability and autism.  The nursery is bright, airy and well-resourced including access to soft play, ball pool and sensory rooms. We’re looking for a creative, positive, flexible person to join our team.  Team working is an essential requirement of the role and you’ll need to be able to build positive relationships with colleagues and parents to support the overall welfare, safety and development of the children attending the nursery. You will need to have at least a Level 3 Childcare Qualification.

In return you will work in an organisation that is welcoming and open. You will work with a skilled and experienced team, led by a manager with over 25 years in the sector. You will have a generous annual leave allowance, company sick pay from your first day of employment and access to training to support you to develop in your role. You will work in a lovely well-equipped, air-conditioned building with free parking just a stone’s throw from the centre of Leeds. We provide free tea and coffee and hot lunches if you eat with the children.  As we are a charity there will be opportunities for you to get involved in fundraising activities and contribute to our wider work supporting people with learning disabilities. Most important of all, you will be part of a team who are aspirational for the children and their families and who do their absolute best to support them to have improved opportunities and experiences in life.

  • 5 training days per year.
  • Planning time within your working hours.
  • Annual Leave 28 days per year plus public holidays.
  • Purpose built, air-conditioned building.
  • Convenient location – just a stone’s throw from the city centre with free car park.
  • Very well connected for public transport.
  • Well resourced.

Leeds Mencap is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk of harm.  We expect all staff and volunteers to fully share and demonstrate this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We aim for our team to reflect the diversity of people in Leeds and welcome applications from any community.  If you share our passion about all children getting the very best start in life, whatever their background and ability, we would love to hear from you.

To apply please download application pack below.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

We would also ask you to complete our Equality and Diversity monitoring form. This form is for monitoring purposes only and will not be treated as part of your application.

Please send completed forms to administrator@leedsmencap.org.uk

For more information please contact Abigail Cunningham on 0113 467 3050 or e-mail abigail.cunningham@leedsmencap.org.uk

Closing date:          midnight Tuesday 28th November 2023

Shortlisting date:   Wednesday 29th November 2023

Interview date:        week beginning 4th December 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

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