About the role
This is an exciting opportunity for you to join us in championing change for children!
Are you interested in a career in public service supporting children with SEND and their families? Perhaps you are beginning your career or wish to build on your existing skills and experience?
Working within a local authority provides a wealth of career development opportunities.
This is predominantly an office-based role. A key part of your role will be to coordinate the assessment of, write and review Education Health and Care Plans (EHC Plans). You will hold a caseload of children and young people with EHC Plans and visit schools to work with parents/carers, young people, schools and other key professionals to ensure good quality provision for children.
While a background in education, social care or special educational needs are advantageous, they are not essential.
We are looking for candidates who:
- Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
- The ability to gather and summarise complex information
- To be able write in a well-structured way that is easy to understand.
This is a challenging but rewarding role and you will be well supported by colleagues and have access to high quality and ongoing CPD.
Please read our help applying for jobs pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement, showing how you meet the essential criteria within the job description and job specification. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to determine if you will be invited to attend an interview.
Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 4th October 2023 and will be in the form of a face-to-face interview, followed by a task. This will be in County Hall, Lewes. (If you are not able to make this date please reference this in your application).
East Sussex County Council are committed to offering excellent CPD for staff. Assessment and Planning Team is part of the wider Inclusion and Special Educational Needs & Disability Service (ISEND).
What can we offer you?
- A motivated team committed to the continuous improvement of outcomes for children and young people.
- A commitment to a model of reflective practice based on regular supervision to support all employees in their professional development.
- A continued professional development (CPD) programme to ensure your personal and professional skills and knowledge are enhanced and developed to support the performance of the service.
- A fellow team of motivated and committed professionals, and a supportive wider management team.
- We also offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.
- County Hall provides a café with a full range of hot and cold lunches, snacks and drinks with seating both indoors and out.
You will be working at County Hall; the Head Office for the County Council, based on the edge of Lewes Town Centre, which is within walking distance to the town and train station. County Hall is also on a bus route and car parking is available on site at a reduced rate for employees.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity contact Lorraine Rumary, Service Manager on 01273 336740.
For work that makes a difference
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time 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 Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.