SEND Employment Officer

An exciting opportunity for an individual who wishes to be part of a project that will widening the route for young people with SEND into paid employment in Lincolnshire.  If you are interested in inspiring and motivating young people to achieve their potential and have the drive, passion and skills to influence change then we would love to hear from you.

Director Area
Children's Services
Job Location(s)
Service Area
G6: 22,911 - 25,295
Job Category
Criminal Record Check
Enhanced Child and Adult Workforce with child and adult barred list
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Closing Date
Job Reference

The SEND Employment Officer is a new and innovative role that will be a key element of a two year SEND Employment Project.  The aim of this project is to widen the route to employment by focusing on the delivery of Supported Internships within Lincolnshire and to create a local Employability Forum that will bring together all the local partners to support more young people with SEND into paid employment.  The SEND Employment Officer will support the project to achieve its aim of increasing sustained employment opportunities and improved employment outcomes by close work with educational settings, young people and their families, employees and other support agencies.    

To be considered for this new and exciting role you will require a NVQ level 3 in Education/Health/Social Care/ Employment related/ Careers Advice and Guidance and British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) Training in Systematic Instruction (TSI)/BASE Supported Employment techniques training.  You will also need experience of working with families, children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and knowledge of relevant SEND legislation with a particular focus around preparing for adulthood and routes to employment. 

If, in addition, you are well organised, have developed IT skills, good effective communication skills and are keen to develop a key employment role in the community then this could be the role for you. 

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kate Capel on 01522 553636


All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a 'Silver Medallist' talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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