RECRUITMENT

Equity and justice is at the heart of everything we do at Sunshine Support, and from time to time we seek to expand our very passionate team.

You’ll find our current vacancies below.

Current Vacancies

SOCIAL CARE ADVOCATE

FULL TIME 37.5 HOURS PER WEEK

We are seeking an experienced Social Care advocate who is well versed in the current legislation in England and, preferably, Wales.

The main focus of the role will be to support, provide options and advocate for parents and carers of children and young people.

The biggest part of the role will be effective communication, and at the forefront of that is our zero-judgment and actively anti-racist approach.

The Role will Involve...

  • Developing your caseload/undertaking triage calls
  • Managing a very busy caseload
    • Providing advice on physical and non-physical special educational needs and disabilities
    • Negotiating with stakeholders
    • Attending meetings to support parents/carers/young people
    • Case management and co-ordination
    • Providing advice to parents, carers and professionals on social care legislation (s17, s20, s47 etc)
  • Hosting related webinars in conjunction with our partners

Essential and Desirable Criteria

In order to carry out the job, and ‘hit the ground running’ there are specific skills and experiences that we require from applicants. We would expect all candidates who are interested in working with us to be friendly, a strong team player, keen to share ideas and listen to others.

  • Excellent understanding and practical experience of social care legislation – essential
  • Independent experience of appealing and preparing for court/tribunal – essential
  • Attending and advocating for families at meetings – essential
  • Hosting training/presenting webinars – desirable
  • Understanding and awareness of available provisions in England – desirable

Please evidence the above experience and skills on your CV in order to secure an interview.

Remuneration Details

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15th December 2022 – interviews will be offered before this.

 

INDEPENDENT SEN ADVOCATE

FULL TIME 37.5 HOURS PER WEEK

We are seeking an experienced SEN advocate who is well versed in the current legislation in England and, preferably, Wales. 
 

The main focus of the role will be to support, provide options and advocate for parents and carers of children and young people with SEND in England. 

 
 The biggest part of the role will be effective communication, and at the forefront of that is our zero-judgment and actively anti-racist approach. 

The Role will Involve...

  • Making a huge difference to the lives of the children and young people who’s parents and teachers we support 
  • Developing your caseload / undertaking triage calls
  • Managing a very busy caseload 
  • Producing statutory assessment requests on behalf of parents and schools 
  • Negotiating with LAs 
  • Attending meetings with LAs, schools and other stakeholders 
  • Annual Reviews 
  • Case management and co-ordination – ensuring effective strategy and planning in the gathering of independent evidence 
  • Lodging appeals and managing tribunal preparation 
  • All related matters that require advocacy/support 
  • Providing reassurance to parents and carers 
  • Hosting related webinars in conjunction with our partners 

Essential and Desirable Criteria

In order to carry out the job, and ‘hit the ground running’ there are specific skills and experiences that we require from applicants. We would expect all candidates who are interested in working with us to be friendly, a strong team player, keen to share ideas and listen to others.

  • Excellent understanding and practical experience of the SEND CoP and legislation that underpins it - essential 
  • Independent experience of requesting statutory assessments - essential 
  • Independent experience of appealing and preparing for tribunal – desirable 
  • Attending and advocating for families at meetings - essential 
  • Annual reviews and the full annual review process - essential 
  • Lodging appeals to the tribunal service – essential 
  • Hosting training/presenting webinars – desirable 
  • Understanding and awareness of available provision in England – desirable 

Please evidence the above experience and skills on your CV in order to secure an interview.

Remuneration Details

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15th December 2022 – interviews will be offered before this, and so the role may be filled before the deadline.

“I was warned by other parents that the EHCP application process was stressful, but my experience was completely stress free thanks to Sunshine!”

Parent, April 2022

“ I’ve learned so much about SEND that it has given me increased confidence to stand my ground with senior leadership and SENCo when I feel a child has potential SEND”

Teacher, August 2021