Education, Health and Care Plan Co-ordinator
Hackney Education provides a range of services to support the education of children, young people and adults in our inner London borough. Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. Within our diverse borough we serve a wide range of children and young people. We have a particular focus on supporting less advantaged families: Hackney figures in the 10% most deprived boroughs in England on a number of measures.
Hackney Education’s key priority is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner: making Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK, where schools, settings and partners provide an exciting environment which ensures inclusion and success for everyone. We see our borough as being one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve – and one of the best places for colleagues to work and thrive in our education system.
The Education, Health and Care Planning (EHCP) Team is recruiting a full time Education, Health and Care Plan Coordinator. Initially working from home, subject to review.
This role will be under Local Government Terms and Conditions and the successful post-holder will be expected to work all year round. The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.
The EHCP Team
The EHCP Team is responsible for processing EHC assessments, co-producing and reviewing EHC plans for children and young people with SEND aged 0 to 25.
EHC Area Coordinators and EHC Plan Coordinators
Each Area Team has an EHC Area Coordinator who manages the EHC Plan Coordinators who work on individual children’s cases. Cases are allocated according to the education setting that the child attends. The team works by assigning EHC Plan Coordinators to three areas across the borough: Central, North and South Hackney. For more information please visit the Hackney Local Offer website https://www.hackneylocaloffer.co.uk
Brief Description of Role of an EHC Plan Coordinator
To work with children and young people with SEND aged 0-25, their families, and professionals, to ensure high quality work and compliance with legislation and service performance outcomes. To ensure the effective administration of processes and procedures (introduced by the Children and Families Act 2014, SEND Regulations and SEND Code of Practice), including but not limited to compliance with statutory timelines for EHC needs assessments and plans, annual review processes and phase transfers. To manage complex case work and remain solution focused. It is crucial that the applicant is able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.
Please refer to attached job description for more information on the post.
For an informal discussion contact Richard Collins, Operations Manager, SEND Service on 07517 910444 / Richard.Collins@hackney.gov.uk
Please apply via our website: https://education.hackney.gov.uk/jobs/hlt
Closing date: 22:59, Sunday 4th June 2023
Hackney Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. As this role involves regulated activity, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and additional pre-employment checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from a black and ethnic minority background as these groups are currently underrepresented in our workforce.