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Careers in ISEND (Inclusion and special educational needs and disabilities)

"You get the training you need. You get the respect you need. You get the support you need. You feel welcome."
Kodjo, Senior Manager, ISEND Strategic Projects


Why choose us?

We support equality of access to education for some of the most vulnerable children and young people aged 0 to 25 in the county.

Working as part of ISEND (Inclusion and SEND) offers a wide range of opportunities across many roles. In some of these roles you'll work directly with children and families. In others, you will not.

Our services help children and young people with varying needs, such as:

  • learning or communication difficulties
  • English as an Additional Language
  • medical needs
  • concerning behaviour.

There are lots of personal development opportunities in ISEND, including a comprehensive induction and continuous professional development (CPD). You'll work in a supportive team with flexible and hybrid working options.

By joining us, you have a real chance to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people across East Sussex.

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Examples of our work

Working in supporting school attendance involves:

  • working closely with a child or young person, their family and school to identify and remove barriers stopping them attending school, and to enable the child to successfully engage in education
  • autonomy over your own diary and managing your own caseload
  • regular supportive supervisions with a manager
  • opportunities to work independently and as part of a team, possibly working close to where you live and within your local community.

Working in assessment and planning involves:

  • an office-based role working within SEND without face-to-face contact
  • training opportunities and CPD, learning about SEND processes and the local authority
  • collaborative working with other professionals in schools and services.

What staff say about working in Children's Services

Kodjo CS
"You get the training you need. You get the respect you need. You get the support you need. You feel welcome." Kodjo, Senior Manager, ISEND Strategic Projects
Vicky CS
"The rewarding thing about my role is just being able to support schools. I just love it, it’s multifaceted and it’s never the same every day." Vicky, School Safeguarding Officer
Alastair CS
"One of the really interesting things about Children's Services at East Sussex is that if you've got an idea, people are willing to listen to it. People here see the benefit this has on the whole organisation." Alastair, Data and Information Manager

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