SEN Casework Officer Wanted!
Come and join the SEN Team at Hove Town Hall. We are a well-established and respected team delivering a statutory service for children and young people in the city who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Closing date: 9 May 2021
For an informal discussion, please contact Jessica Evans - SEN Casework Manager on 01273 296824 or Mel Brown – SEN Casework Manager on 01273 293019
About the role
We are looking for an efficient and hardworking SEN Casework Officer to ensure the right statutory provision is available at the right time for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Working within the legislative framework, you will be responsible for co-ordinating the assessment, production and review of Education Health and Care (EHC) plans and other aspects of special educational needs of individual pupils.
You will have a caseload related to a defined group of schools, colleges or geographical area, and will work closely with parents, carers and professionals from a range of voluntary and statutory agencies.
SEN Casework Officers are also tasked with one or more special areas of responsibility.
While a background in education, social care or special educational needs are advantageous, they are not essential. You will need to evidence excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to relate well to parents, carers and professionals. You will also need to demonstrate strong communication, prioritisation and negotiation skills. You will be working to challenging deadlines and will need to have a flexible approach but will have a supportive team of experienced casework officers and managers around you.
There is an emphasis on team working and striving for continuous improvement to our service, within a customer care environment.
We highly recommend you read the ‘Maximise your Chances’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce..