£19,875 per annum for 24 hours per week based at Quadrant Court, 35 Guilford Road, Woking GU22 7QQ. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
About the Role
The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) service is a vital countywide service providing support and guidance for children, young people and families with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Our SEND Management Teams work with parents, schools and other professionals involved in the education of children and young people with Special Educational Needs. In total we have 4 Area based teams. This post will be based in the NW Area team. The team consists of an Assistant Team Manager, Case Workers and Assistant Case Officers.
The Case Worker role has been created following the new SEND legislation which focuses on person centred planning, co-production and outcomes to generate Education Health and Care Plans.
This is a Challenging role with Case Workers carrying significant responsibility for progressing individual cases in discussion with education colleagues and other agencies.
Duties may include:
- Coordinating the collection of the assessments required to support the SEND business process system for new requests, transfers and annual reviews.
- Networking with a variety of services, agencies and providers to gather information in order to support the family to make well informed choices, including parent support services. This includes facilitating access to informal and formal mediation.
- Attending the EHCP Annual Review Process and ensure review of process is outcome focused and person centred.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your CV and Personal Statement will clearly evidence:
- Ability to be emotionally resilient due to the nature of this work.
- Evidence of good interpersonal skills as it is essential that you are able to work well as part of a team, and have a calm and sensitive approach in face-to-face meetings and telephone calls with parents/young people to build and maintain positive relationships.
Experience of using administrative systems with speed, efficiency and accuracy, especially when under pressure and working to tight deadlines; there is a high volume of work and you will need to be able to identify priorities for a wide range of tasks.
We look forward to receiving your application.
For an informal discussion contact Richard Chittenden on 01483 518110 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 16th September 2018.
Interviews will take place on 26th September 2018.