Directorate: People and Communities
Starting salary: JG7: £28,672 per annum
Location: Based in Castlewood, Clevedon
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term for up to one year, or upon the return of the substantive postholder, whichever is the sooner.
Closing date: Wednesday 28 October 2020
The SEND Team requires a SEND Officer to cover maternity leave and support our increasing workload. The team is responsible for ensuring that the LA’s statutory duties towards individual children and young people with SEND are met. The main duties associated with this post include writing EHC plans using assessment advice, providing information to support the LA’s decision-making panel and liaising with parents, young people and a range of professionals from education, health and social care. The role includes attendance at, and chairing of, meetings. The successful candidate will also support the top up funding process. We are a busy team and deal with sensitive, and at times, difficult situations. The successful candidate will have good organisational and interpersonal skills, have experience of similar work within a public sector and will need to be able to travel within North Somerset and further afield to support out of area placements.
Please note that this is a fixed term contract for one year or upon the return of the post holder.
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Michelle Sercombe via email: Michelle.Sercombe@n-somerset.gov.uk
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: To be confirmed