Special Needs Assessment Service
Do you have experience of working in the SEN field with children and young people? If you have, this opportunity might suit you.
Wandsworth Special Needs Assessment Service works with children and young people with additional learning needs. Currently the borough administers around 2000 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.
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 and transport. You will also ensure that annual reviews are carried out of existing EHC Plans and will attend key annual review meetings for your caseload.
You will need:
- A good knowledge of the SEN Code of Practice
- 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
We are able to offer you a stimulating and worthwhile role, a supportive working environment and the administrative support of a Casework Assistant.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include home working (dependent on service need), and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we can also offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A range of developmental opportunities are also offered.
For an informal chat please contact Caroline Lacey on 0208 871 8062 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: Sunday 21st July 2019
Shortlisting Date: Week commencing Monday 22nd July
Interview Date: Either week commencing 29th July or 5th August (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 proud to be a 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