Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters here. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.
We live and work by our four values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling staff to achieve their potential. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.
About the service
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council is embarked on an exciting period of strategic improvement and development.
Serving children and young people with SEND and their parents and carers is at the heart of what we do. Although there are many strengths in the SEND system in Barnsley, we know that there is still lots to do. Our EHC processes have been identified by parents and carers as too often unwieldy and difficult to navigate and we have been rightly challenged by children and young people and their families to do more to place them at the centre of our planning, supporting them as experts by experience to have more say in the planning process and the achievement of outcomes.
We are therefore investing in SEND services and have substantially remodelled our service structures to ensure an offer that is fit for purpose to manage demand and respond to the needs of our families.
Education, Health & Care Plan Coordinator
As an EHCP Coordinator, you will be well placed to make a positive difference for some of our most vulnerable children, young people and their families. With responsibility to provide and implement statutory procedures, you will work together with parents and carers to ensure a positive experience of the EHC process, resulting in high quality plans that fully reflect the needs of children and young people. Good communication skills and the ability to effectively prioritise your workload are essential for this role, as is the ability to work under pressure and to tight timescales.