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SEN Caseworker

  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: PCC/22/201437
  • Published: Wed 22/06/2022, 11:06 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 06/07/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,000 - £24,999
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Portsmouth City Council, Hampshire

Special Educational Needs (SEN) Caseworker - secondment/fixed term opportunity until 31 March 2022 due to funding

 

Band: 5, Salary: £20,512 - £22,223 p.a

37 hours per week                                       

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’s Special Educational Needs (SEN) Team is a specialist team within the Inclusion Service of Portsmouth City Council.  The team's work is entirely statutory and involves  co-ordinating and managing the statutory Education, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment process including issuing, maintaining and reviewing EHC Plans; securing and monitoring appropriate educational placements and provision for children and young people with complex special educational needs and disabilities (aged 0 – 25) and co-ordinating and managing the response to appeals to the First Tier Tribunal (SEN & Disability) against decisions in relation to children's and young people’s EHC needs assessments and EHC plans. 

The SEN Caseworker will support the SEN Team through undertaking the administration of the statutory process in identifying, assessing, issuing and  reviewing the education, health & care planning arrangements of children / young people special educational needs and disabilities. The SEN Caseworker will routinely request, receive and distribute reports from education, health and social care professionals. SEN Caseworkers are routinely the first point of contact for parents and young people known to the team. Equally, the same role requires the SEN Caseworker to routinely work with and give accurate information and advice to education, health and social care professionals.

What you'll need to succeed

The role of SEN Caseworker is busy, challenging and requires the successful candidate to demonstrate and develop a wide range of skills, knowledge and abilities including excellent time management skills with a keen eye for detail and the ability to prioritise often competing pressures to ensure delivery of work. The SEN Caseworker must possess a high level of proven administration skills and demonstrate exceptional empathetic skills as you will be working with vulnerable families who might feel overwhelmed by their circumstances and their concerns for their child’s education.

 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.

What next

How to apply: Please see attached document at the bottom of the Job page and ensure you fully read and follow the guidance in the 'How to Apply' on the home/front page of the careers portal, before you complete your application to ensure that you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile in the who is the person. In addition there is information in the How to apply that you need to evidence in your application.  This is really important and if all the information is not completed you are likely not to be shortlisted. PLEASE DO NOT JUST SUBMIT A CV.

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  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: PCC/22/201437
  • Published: Wed 22/06/2022, 11:06 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 06/07/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,000 - £24,999
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Portsmouth City Council, Hampshire

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