SEND Case Officer
This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Achieving for Children (RBWM)
£28,152 – £31,422 pa
Achieving for Children
37 hours per week • Fixed-term appointment to cover maternity leave until August 2019.
15/07/2018 at 23:59 PM
Achieving for Children is an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, expanding into the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in 2017. We are responsible for delivering the entirety of children’s services in all three local authorities.
Achieving for Children has been up and running for three years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.
We are looking for a Special Educational Needs/Disability (SEND) Case Officer to join our Children and Young People Disability Service (CYPDS) in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. We are a multi professional service with the statutory responsibility for education and social care for children and young people with SEND. We work with those aged 0-25 years who have an Education, Health and Care Plan. We also benefit from close working with health partners.
This is a fixed term contract until August 2019 to cover maternity leave.
The service also leads on the provision of the Local Offer, Short Breaks and a specialist holiday play scheme.
You will need to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of the SEND landscape and legislation along with highly refined interpersonal skills. The role requires you to develop and maintain mutually productive relationships with colleagues, partners, agencies and most importantly children, young people and their families.
As a SEND Case Officer you will be responsible for:
- Co-ordinating the process relating to the production of education, health and care (EHC) plans for eligible children and young people aged 0-25.
- Preparing all relevant papers for two decision making panels (held weekly) and being the nominated point of contact for all related operational matters.
- Being the first point of contact for families and professionals in relation to the referral process and when appropriate the assessment process.
- Providing a full range of support for the statutory assessment process as required.
- Managing all relevant national data submissions, the upkeep of individual and provider databases, interrogation and reporting on local data sets.
To be a SEND Case Officer you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:
- Educated to A level or equivalent, with appropriate professional qualification/s.
- Knowledge and understanding of legislation, statutory frameworks and policy affecting services for children, young people and families in relation to SEND.
- Extensive experience of working with children and young people with SEND and their families coupled with a good understanding of needs.
- Understanding of the required content of Education, Health and Care plans.
- Knowledge and understanding of Excel spreadsheets
- High level of accuracy related to information management and a commitment to detail in all aspects of work.
- Experience of building and maintaining successful relationships with a range of influencers, including schools.
In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities. If you would like to find out more about this exciting role, please contact Suki Hayes, Specialist Services Officer on 01628 685878 for an informal discussion.
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.
Closing date: 15 July 2018
Interviews: 24 July 2018