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BLISTER SISTERS for SENAC

 

Four of us have decided to do the 13k walk in the 2018 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon to raise money for this fantastic regional charity.

In the last year alone SENAC have helped over 900 families get the right support and resources in school for children with a range of special educational needs, disabilities and learning difficulties. They work tirelessly, on a limited budget, to improve the educational experience for children with Autism, dyslexia, physical and sensory difficulties, brain injury, epilepsy and rare diseases.
They receive no statutory funding and therefore rely heavily on fundraising and on the generosity of all of us. SENAC have helped so many children achieve their potential who would otherwise be on waiting lists without support.

Help them to continue their important work by donating to our team.

Please give what you can. Thank you 

 Click here to support the Blister Sisters

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Quiz Night – we are looking for teams

Would you and your friends fancy putting together a team (max 5 persons) for our quiz night? Or maybe just a few of you would like to come and join a table.

Let us know through Facebook or email info@senac.co.uk

Join us on Friday 29th September @ 7.30pm at our Annual Quiz. Raise money for a good cause whilst enjoying a night of brainteasers, facts and fun. SENAC is holding a fundraising quiz in the Ivanhoe Hotel. Prizes for the best teams, raffle and Tombola. £5 per person – bring a team or join a table .Enjoy a great night while helping us continue to support children with special educational needs so they can reach their full potential.

Bar till 11pm. Tickets on the door.

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Vacancies – Children’s Advocate & Tribunal Representative

SENAC are recruiting for the following posts:

POST 1: CHILDREN’S ADVOCATE – CLOSED

POST 2:  TRIBUNAL REPRESENTATIVE – CLOSED

Closing date for return of completed applications for both posts is Monday 3rd July 2017 no later than 2.00pm.

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SALSA for SENAC

Join us at the Pavillion Stormont for a night of fun and dancing to raise funds to support SENAC.

Friday 3rd February 2017 @ 7.30pm

Learn all the basics of salsa in a 2hr salsa dance taster class or just come along and enjoy the dancing. Everyone is welcome including beginners. The class will be led by top salsa teacher David Hynes.

Salsa demonstration and fun spot prizes.

Doors open 7,30pm and class starts at 8.00pm £10 per person or £18 per couple

Book Salsa tickets

The Pavilion at Stormont,
Upper Newtownards Road,
Belfast  BT4 3TA

 

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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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QUIZ NIGHT – fun + entertainment + prizes + raffle

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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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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

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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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