Do you have experience of working in the SEN field?
If you have, this opportunity might suit you!
About the service
Wandsworth Special Needs Assessment Service works on behalf of children and young people with severe and complex special educational needs and their parents. Currently the borough administers around 2300 Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans. The borough provides highly effective provision and a wide variety of services to meet the needs of our children and young people.
About the role
This is an opportunity to join a hard-working SEN service and to contribute to key areas of work. You will manage a caseload of pupils with severe and complex special educational needs. You will receive requests for statutory EHC Needs assessments and support the process of assessment and development of EHC Plans.
The role includes co-productive working with parents, young people and professionals and liaison with parents and schools about school placement. You will also ensure that annual reviews are carried out of existing EHC Plans and will attend key annual review meetings for your caseload.
We would like to hear from people with the following knowledge/ skills/ experience:
- A thorough knowledge of the SEN Code of Practice
- Experience of working in an educational setting or services supporting families and young people
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Good organisational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
- Ability to work well under pressure in a busy and demanding environment
How to apply
To be considered for interview your CV and supporting statement must address the requirements in the attached Job Profile and Person Specification located at the bottom of the advert.
For an informal discussion about the role please email Gail Bailey on Bailey.Gail@RichmondandWandsworth.gov.uk
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
- Closing Date: Sunday 16th August 2020
- Interview Date: TBC
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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