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Interested in joining our Management Committee?

SENAC has grown and developed since it was first set up in 2003. In the last year over 800 children and their parents received advice and advocacy from SENAC. Central to the Charity’s success and sustainability is a governance team with the necessary balance of skills and knowledge required to ensure the Charity meets its requirements as a charity, a company and an employer.

SENAC is seeking a Chair and Board members to join our current Board to continue to provide a high standard of governance to support the work of the Charity. If you feel you would have the relevant experience and skills that would be of value to the management committee we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Please click on Roles and Responsibilities for further details Roles & Responsibilities

 

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Thank you to our sponsors

We want to thank our generous sponsors for making our Golf @ Clandeboye event possible. Their financial support will help us to continue to provide independent advice on special education to families in Northern Ireland.

bps Group – Business protection http://www.bpsuk.co.uk/

Bull and Claw Donaghadee https://www.facebook.com/TheBullandClawDonaghadee/info/?tab=overview

EXSTO Fitness – http://www.exstofitness.com/

Genesis Advertising – http://wearegenesis.co.uk/

MMW Millar McCall Wylie – http://www.mmwlegal.com

mts Speers – http://www.mtsaccountants.com/

Open Fairways – http://www.openfairways.com/opencontent/?itemId=1

SD Management Services – support@sdman.com

 

 

 

 

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GOLF @ CLANDEBOYE

Golf Flyer

Are you a golfer? Come and join us at Clandeboye Golf Course on Friday 29th April 2016. For only £40 per player spend the afternoon on a champion golf course followed by a 2 course meal. Join as an individual or sign up as a team. To register go to our Donate page Golf @ Clandeboye

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QUIZ NIGHT – fun + entertainment + prizes + raffle

Quiz web

We are running a Quiz Night on Friday 19th February 2016 to raise funds for SENAC. Your support will help us to continue to give free advice to  parents.

Would you support us by coming along on the night? Or if you can persuade your friends and colleagues to come as a team (5 max) we would be delighted to see you.

Friday 19th February 2016

7.30pm in the Ivanhoe Hotel, Carryduff BT8 8EU

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Thank you to K&M Technical Ltd

We had a lovely surprise last week when K&M Technical contacted us to say they wanted to support us. We are very grateful to Lee, Stephen and the staff from K&M Technical Ltd for their very generous and unexpected donation. It keeps the whole team going when we know that the work we carry out here is appreciated and supported by caring people.

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HL+Lee-cheque

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Education Advocate – Every Chance to Learn project (maternity cover) CLOSED

RE-ADVERTISEMENT – closing date Friday 20th November 2015 @ 2.00pm

SENAC have a vacancy for an Education Advocate to work in the Every Chance to Learn project. This project supports the educational needs of children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities living within the care system.

The Education Advocate will provide independent advice and advocacy on the current statutory framework for special educational needs provision to assist the children and young people receive the educational support required for their learning needs. Training on the SEN framework will be provided for this post.

This is a temporary fixed term post for up to 1 year to cover maternity leave commencing January 2016.

Hours: 25 per week

Annual Salary: £24,648 pro rata

Essential criteria includes:

Applicants must have one of the following qualifications or equivalent: a degree in law, education, youth work, psychology or social work or a relevant NVQ qualification minimum Level 3 in either youth work, working with children or health and social care or a Diploma or Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Applicants must have experience in an employed capacity of advocating for and working with children and/or young people with learning difficulties and disabilities and/or ‘looked after children’.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate how they will effectively meet the travel requirements of the post.

For the full list of criteria and person specification, job description, and additional information about the Every Chance to Learn Project and SENAC please download an application pack

Application pack ECL Nov ReAD2

ELC Project maternity cover advert Nov 15 final

 

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Vacancy – Education Advocate – CLOSED

Closing date: 2 Nov 2015, 5.00pm
SENAC is seeking an Education Advocate to cover maternity leave. This person will deliver the services of the Every Chance to Learn project which supports the educational needs of children and young people with learning disabilities living within the care system.

This is a temporary fixed term post for up to 1 year to cover maternity leave commencing January 2016.

Hours: 25 hours per week         Salary: £16,432 per annum

Applicants must have a degree in one of the following: law, education, youth work, social work or hold a relevant NVQ qualification minimum Level 3 in either youth work or working with children.

Applicants must have experience in an employed capacity of advocating for and working with children and/or young people with learning difficulties and disabilities and/or ‘looked after children’.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate how they will effectively meet the travel requirements of the post.

For the full list of criteria and person specification, job description, and additional information about the Every Chance to Learn Project and SENAC please download an application pack: Special Educational Needs Advice Centre

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Mother and daughter walk for SENAC

P&C Faces May15-Belf Marathon

Mother and daughter,Patricia and Catriona, are walking 13k in the 2015 Belfast Marathon to raise money for SENAC. We are very grateful for their support if you would like to help them reach their target they have a MyDonate page.

We’ll be cheering them on next Monday 4th May – good luck to both of you.

Click here to support them PATRICIA & CATRIONA’S PAGE

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VACANCY – Children’s Advocate – October 2014 -CLOSED

SENAC supports over 600 children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities and their families each year. SENAC provides independent advice, information and advocacy relating to the special educational needs system in Northern Ireland. SENAC is committed to promoting and safeguarding the rights of all children to equality of opportunity in their education.

We wish to appoint a Children’s Advocate

2 year fixed term post (24 hrs per week 4 x 6hr days)

Salary: £27,849 pro rata. This post is funded by BBC Children in Need

The Children’s Advocate will:

· Provide an advice and advocacy service for families of children with special educational needs and disability on the special educational needs system in Northern Ireland

· Advocate for children and young people with special educational needs and disability in relation to special educational needs provision

Essential criteria for all applicants include:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience of providing legal advice or representation in an employed capacity
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Hold a professional qualification as a solicitor eligible to practise in Northern Ireland or hold a law degree as recognised by the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at QUB and/or the Graduate School of Professional Legal Education of the University of Ulster (Details are available in the recruitment pack)

This post will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure check from Access NI

Applicants will be required to demonstrate how they will effectively meet the travel requirements of the post.

For the full list of all criteria please download the recruitment pack from http://www.communityni.org/job/childrens-advocate 

Closing date for return of signed, completed application forms is Monday 20th October 2014 by 5.00pm

SENAC, Graham House, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Saintfield Road, Belfast. BT8 8BH

Tel: 028 9070 5654

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Connect supporting SENAC

The Connect Support Group from the Dromore area are very generously raising money for SENAC in recognition of the support we have given to their parents.

“Special Educational Needs Advice Centre have been a fantastic support to many of ‘Connects’ parents in securing the right support in school for our children. We have decided this year to fundraise for SENAC – to give something back.”

A massive thank you has to go to Judith who is running in the Runher Titanic 10k on Sunday 5th October 2014 https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/connect

Connect are also planning to run a Quiz on the 7th November 2014, contact us if you would be interested in getting a table together or coming along on the night

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