Neurodiversity Inclusion Facilitator

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
South East
£28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Salary £28,000 - £30,000 plus Group Pension
HCRG Care Group
Job Ref:

Partnership for Inclusion of Neurodiversity in Schools (PINS), is a groundbreaking initiative led by the Department for Education, Department for Health and Social Care, and NHS England. 

The PINS programme aims to address the diverse needs of neurodiverse children and families within schools by providing tailored support services.

The programme focuses on facilitating self-assessment processes in schools, developing bespoke training plans, and fostering collaboration among key stakeholders to drive systemic change.

The programme will pave the way for inclusive education environments that empower neurodiverse individuals to thrive.

Base:  We have Family Hubs across Essex but the role will be agile to meet the needs of Children and Young People
Package DescriptionYou will feel valued as a Neurodiversity Inclusion Facilitator within HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

Salary of £28,000 - £30,000 with Group Pension 
Free tea and coffee at your base location
Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on every day purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year 
The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with a majority of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission

Main Responsibilities
The Neurodiversity Inclusion Facilitator will play a pivotal role in the Partnerships for Inclusion of Neurodiversity in Schools (PINS) project, aimed at enhancing outcomes for neurodiverse students in mainstream primary schools.
The Neurodiversity Inclusion Facilitator will work closely with education, health specialists, and expert parent carers to shape whole school SEND provision, provide early interventions, upskill school staff, and strengthen partnerships between schools and parent carers.
Collaborate with education, health specialists, and parent carers to assess and shape whole school SEND provision.
Develop schools' confidence and expertise in supporting neurodiversity within classrooms through consultation and practical assistance.
Identify and implement strategies to improve the school environment to better accommodate neurodiverse students' needs and enhance their engagement in learning.
Foster an inclusive culture within schools that amplifies the efficacy of other interventions and promotes the well-being of all students

The Ideal CandidateEssential

Relevant undergraduate degree, or evidence of working at degree level. 
Experience working with neurodiverse students in educational settings, with a deep understanding of neurodiversity and its impact on learning.
Familiarity with SEND provision in mainstream schools, including relevant policies, practices, and legislation.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders, including school staff, health specialists, and parent carers.
Experience delivering training sessions or workshops to educators on neurodiversity-related topics.
Ability to assess school environments and identify areas for improvement to better support neurodiverse students.
Passion for inclusion and a commitment to promoting positive outcomes for neurodiverse students in mainstream education.

Additional Information

This is a full-time position based in Essex, with flexibility to meet the needs of Children and Young People.
The successful candidate will undergo relevant training and induction processes upon appointment.

Travel within the region may be required to fulfill the responsibilities of the role.

Driving licence and access to vehicle for work purposes

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 early as possible.
About The CompanyWe change lives by transforming health and care. 

Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do. 

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.

While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.

As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

Finally, we need to let you know that the company you’ll work for is part of HCRG Care Group Holdings Limited and by applying for this job we’ll need to process and hold information about you. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website's privacy policy. 

Contact Details:
HCRG Care Group
Tel: 03002471111
Contact: Careers Team (LD)

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