Hackney Education provides a range of services to support the education of children, young people and adults in our inner London borough. Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. Within our diverse borough we serve a wide range of children and young people. We have a particular focus on supporting less advantaged families: Hackney figures in the 10% most deprived boroughs in England on a number of measures.
Hackney Education’s key priority is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner: making Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK, where schools, settings and partners provide an exciting environment which ensures inclusion and success for everyone. We see our borough as being one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve – and one of the best places for colleagues to work and thrive in our education system.
Job title Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) Area Coordinator
Salary PO6, £49,581 to £50,559
Terms and Conditions Full time, Permanent
The Education, Health and Care Planning (EHCP) Team is recruiting an EHCP Area Coordinator (South Team).
This role will be under Local Government Terms and Conditions and the successful post-holder will be expected to work all year round. The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.
The EHCP Team
The EHCP Team is responsible for processing EHC assessments, co-producing and reviewing EHCP plans for children and young people aged 0 to 25.
EHC Area Coordinators and EHC Plan Coordinators
Each Area Team has an EHC Area Coordinator who manages a team of EHC Plan Coordinators who work on individual children’s cases. Cases are allocated according to the education setting that the child attends. The team works by assigning Plan coordinators to three areas across the borough: Central, North and South Hackney. For more information please visit the local offer website http://www.hackneylocaloffer.co.uk
Brief Description of Role of an EHC Area Coordinator
To lead and manage a team of EHC Plan Coordinators working with children and young people with SEND aged 0-25 to ensure high quality work and compliance with legislation and service performance outcomes. To ensure the effective administration of processes and procedures (introduced by the Children and Families Act 2014, SEND Regulations and Code of Practice), including but not limited to compliance with statutory timeline for EHC needs assessments and plans, annual review processes and phase transfers. To manage complex case work and remain solution focused. It is crucial that the applicant is able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service. Please refer to attached job description for more information on the post.
Assessment and Interview
If you are successful you will be invited to an assessment and interview in week commencing 19 April 2021. The closing date for this application is Sunday, 11 April 2021.
If you require specific information about the post please contact Melanie Moodley (Head of EHC Planning Team) on 0208 820 7000/option 4
Closing date: Sunday, 11 April 2021
Interviews: w/c 19 April 2021
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from a black and ethnic minority background as these groups are currently under represented in our workforce.