As one of the most diverse places in the world, and with the youngest population in the country, Newham is a unique and vibrant place to work. As the local council for the area we deliver a host of different services, from housing to social care to early education.
The Council is constantly innovating and working to transform the lives of local people with a focus on building the resilience of residents, our community and the local economy. We do things no other local authority does – like the first borough-wide Landlord Licensing scheme in the country, or our transformative local employment service, Workplace.
The Data Hub is a new and growing team in Newham building on the success of the council's data warehouse. We play a central role in the Council, providing tools and insight to deliver our corporate vision. Situated at the heart of the organisation’s strategy team, we are focussed on delivering an analysis programme to deliver transformation and automated reporting supported by our Elected Mayor and the Strategic Leadership Team.
Information , Advice and Support Officer
£29,766 - £30,708 pa Fixed Term 6 months
SENDIASS offers impartial, support and advice to parents of children with special educational needs. The case worker will be part of a small but busy team that supports parent/carers, children and young people, who request help with the processes involved in a variety of issues to do with education. It is a demanding role that requires the applicant to be able to work with sensitive information, have outstanding interpersonal skills and work well under pressure.
You will be required to have experience of working either in a school, education or advice giving setting and have a demonstrable understanding of the law pertaining to all aspects of educational legislation, particularly pertaining to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. You must also have experience in managing a heavy, diverse caseload.
It is essential that you can work as part of a team as well as independently. Candidates will have superb communication skills, be confident in supporting the delivery of training to various stakeholder, sharing information about the service to diverse audiences and be happy to travel all over the Borough.
You will need to have a degree of flexibility as you may be required to support families some early morning and evening meetings. You will have competent I.T skills as the service uses its own database to hold and update cases.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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IMPORTANT: If you are an LBN member of staff and applying for this role as a secondment you should note that secondments are subject to the agreement of your current employing service. Please ensure that you inform your line manager of your intention to apply for the post in the first instance.