SEND Support Officer
This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Achieving for Children (RBWM)
£19,225 – £22,045 pa
Achieving for Children
37 hours per week.
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 Support 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 alsobenefit from close working with health partners.
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 Support Officer you will be responsible for:
- Following detailed workflow management systems related to Special Educational Needs and Disability Services within the Children and Young People Disability Service and to be the point of contact for all members of the public and professionals.
- Assisting with all tasks related to statutory work across EHC plans, social work and occupational therapy functions as well as supporting other front line services.
- Undertaking a wide range of tasks on behalf of the whole service, prioritising as required. This will include taking and typing up minutes, preparing agendas and reports, scanning, invoices.
To be a SEND Support 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.
- Experience of working with children and young people with SEND and their families coupled with a good understanding of needs.
- Excellent IT skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
- Good verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
- Sound literacy skills and the ability to keep accurate and up to date records and to interrogate data.
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
Interview date: 26 July 2018