Senior Case Worker - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Virtual School and College)
Band: 8, Salary: £29,577 - £32,233
37 hours per week
Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.
Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your New Role
Portsmouth City Council is committed to helping young people achieve the best possible outcomes. This work supports our Looked After Children progress to education, training or employment.
The key purpose of this role is to ensure all Looked After Children and Young People with SEND are placed in an appropriate educational provision within statutory timescales and to support schools to remove barriers to the successful learning and achievement of Looked After Children with special educational needs and disabilities. You will also support other team members to develop strategies and approaches to secure improved learning for Looked after Children with SEND.
What you'll need to succeed
You will have relevant qualifications in education, SEN or social work as well as experience of SEND teaching in a school setting and evidence of raising attainment for students with SEND. A SENCO qualification would be desirable.
What you'll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.