Job type: 2 Roles available Fixed term Contract - 9 months and a Permanent role
Working Hours: 36 hours per week
We are looking to recruit an Education, Health, Care Plan Coordinator Assistant on a 9 month fixed term contract and another on a permanent contract.
About the role
As EHCP Coordinator Assistant for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:
- Being the first point of contact for parents/carers in regards to the assessment process.
- Undertaking team support, under the supervision of the Education Health Care Plan Coordinator Assistant.
- Team Leader and liaising with service areas within the directorate, to ensure that work is completed on time and to agreed standards.
- To support all staff within the SEN Service maintain accurate and up-to-date client records on the SEN Tribal Synergy system. Ensuring that the data and information held within the system is consistently maintained to a high standard, directly addressing issues of inaccuracies with line management.
To be an EHCP Coordinator Assistant for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:
- Communicates with parents, young people and professionals in a person-centred way in a variety of circumstances, using appropriate approaches.
- A level of knowledge and previous experience of working in an Education or Children’s Service is desirable for this role.
- Establishes, maintains and manages good relationships with parents, young people and professionals that results in them having a clear understanding of the statutory process.
- Establishes, maintains and manages professional relationships with colleagues across the organisation and local authorities to identify and meet the needs of children with SEND.
- Communicate information and issues clearly face to face, by telephone and in writing and resolving general enquiries at first point of contact, wherever possible.
- To liaise with parents, professionals and schools regarding issues in relation to the statutory assessment and review process.
- Encourages and actively engages in positive cross-organisational communications and team working.
In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities. Our learning and development offer was highlighted as a key strength by the judging panel when they named us Social Work Employer of the Year in 2016.
If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Sarah Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal discussion.
Benefit of working for Achieving for Children
As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.
The successful candidate will have access to;
- Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support.
- A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme).
- Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post.
- A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached.
- Tools and models to support practice, including Signs of Safety.
- Reflective supervision from an experienced management team.
You will find out more about our organisation at https://www.achievingforchildren.org.uk
How to Apply
Before applying please refer to the role profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined on the role profile. Some of our positions require CV only.
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.
Advert Closing date: 17/09/2018