Education, Health and Care Coordinator
Are you passionate about making a difference for children with special educational and disabilities (SEND)?
Do you want to help shape the lives of children and young people in Wandsworth?
Would you like to join a council that promotes positive outcomes for children and their parents?
If yes, we have the perfect role for you!
We are looking to recruit an Education, Health and Care Coordinator to join our amazing team and help play a central role in achieving positive outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs in Wandsworth.
About the service
The Special Needs Assessment Service (SNAS) works on behalf of children and young people with severe and complex special educational needs and their parents. The team is responsible for ensuring that the Local Authority’s statutory responsibilities towards children and young people are met. We currently administer around 2300 Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans, ensuring the efficient and timely assessment of children and young people aged 0 to 25 and managing and reviewing their EHC plans going forward.
SNAS has undergone a rapid transformation and we are looking for passionate and proactive individuals to join us moving forward with continuous improvement. The work is interesting, varied and can be challenging at times, although very rewarding. Come and join us on our transformation journey!
About the role
EHC Coordinators provide comprehensive casework management, and these posts will initially be part of the review team primarily responsible for managing the annual review process, amending EHC plans and phase transfers. You will be supported by EHC assistants and/or apprentices.
To be shortlisted for this position your CV and personal Statement will clearly evidence:
- A thorough knowledge of the Children and Families Act 2014 and the associated SEND Code of Practice.
- The ability to work in a busy and pressurised environment with competing pressures
- Experience of working collaboratively with schools and other education settings, professionals from education, health and social care, and children and families.
- Effective communication both orally and in writing with a wide range of professionals and parents
- A desire to work with young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Emma Maffre by email firstname.lastname@example.org
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.
We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
- Closing date: 11.59pm on Sunday 1st August 2021
- Shortlisting date: Week commencing 2nd August 2021
- Interview date: Week commencing 9th August 2021
Useful Information: 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. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
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).
How to apply?
To be considered for interview your application must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils