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Assessment Co-ordinator -SEND

Achieving for Children (RBWM)

£32,691 - £36,250 pa

Achieving for Children

Permanent

Full Time

37 hours per week.

Enhanced

18/11/2018 at 23:59 PM

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Achieving for Children (RBWM)

Vacancy Description

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 an Assessment Co-ordinator 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 Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (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 role is one that may of interest to psychology graduates.

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 an Assessment Co-ordinator for Achieving for Children (AfC), you will be responsible for:

  • Undertaking needs assessments in relation to statutory requests for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC) aged 0-25 years.
  • Writing EHC plans that are legally compliant with the statutory requirements of the Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice.
  • Relevant casework, including supporting work for Tribunal Cases.
  • Undertaking annual reviews of EHC updating plans as required.

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 Helen Cross, SEND Manager or Alison Crossick, Assistant Director - Inclusion 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. Successful candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.

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