We have two exciting roles for experienced Senior SEN Officers who are keen to further their careers and develop their skill set as well as the chance to ‘make their own mark’ by bringing energy, pace and fresh ideas to the role.
Both roles offer the successful candidates an opportunity to build on the quality of the operational and management aspects of the roles as well as to shape and influence at a strategic level. This could be via informing approaches to adult pathways and employment or, reviewing funding approaches in the early years to ensure a more seamless transition into school for example.
The successful candidates will be resilient, have extremely high levels of knowledge in relation to the Children and Families Act 2014 and associated regulations and statutory guidance. There is a strong focus on working with families and we seek to resolve disagreements informally wherever we can. This includes resolution where there may be disagreement including management of SENDT processes. They will have a can do attitude, a commitment to improving quality and working with families, children young people as well as education providers and services in a collegiate way, using the principles of co-production to embed change where needed. Both will have high levels of knowledge in either early years and schools or schools and post 16 pathways.
They will be;
- highly skilled in the use of technology to manipulate and analyse data to inform practice with a strong background in leading a team.
- excellent communicators, and be able to develop strong professional relationships with children, young people and their families as well as wider professionals, health, social care and educational providers.
- above all they will have the very highest expectations for all children and young people.
The successful post holders will primarily be responsible for managing either the 0-14 or the 14– 25 team as well as an additional designated area of responsibility which will be agreed. They will oversee complex cases and ensure adherence to statutory timescales for all statutory assessments, annual reviews and phased transitions.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
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To be considered for these exciting positions the successful candidates will have demonstrable experience in a similar post and possess the ability to assess the local area to effectively identify and meet the needs and improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND. You will be responsible for managing and supporting a team, leading by example and reporting on performance to a range of stakeholders, including parents and carers of children with SEND and young people with SEND. You will have excellent self-management and organisation skills and ensure that all communication is responded to professionally and within agreed timeframes. You will ensure that parents/carers and young people are clear about processes, where and how to access information and receive help when they ask for it.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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Closing dates for applications: 14th July 2020
Interviews to be held: 20th, 22nd or 23rd July 2020
Please quote reference 20000071
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