We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Case Manager to join our Special Educational Needs service.
You will manage one of 2 teams, each currently comprising 4 Case Managers together with dedicated Casework Assistant support. The focus of your team will be on young people from Year 7 up to age 25 and you will also hold a small personal caseload.
The team receive requests for Education, Health and Care assessments, and act as EHC Assessment and Plan Co-ordinators. The role also includes providing information, advice and guidance to young people preparing for adulthood. The role includes co-productive working with parents, young people and professionals and liaison with parents, schools and colleges about placement and transport.
You will be responsible for ensuring that annual reviews of EHC Plans are carried out and attend key annual review meetings, as well as the monitoring and ensuring the achievement of statutory timescales in your team. You will have some cross-section responsibilities e.g. attendance at Out of School meetings and chairing the EHC Assessment Moderation Panel, on a rotational basis. You will also contribute to key developments, including the current service re-design.
You will have good knowledge of the Children and Families Act 2014 in relation to SEN and associated regulations and will have experience of working in a highly pressurised environment and managing high performing teams.
For an informal discussion please contact Sue Norgate, Head of Special Needs Assessment on 020 8871 8615, or her Deputy Caroline Lacey on 020 8871 8062.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
CVs are not accepted.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include home working (dependent on service need), and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as Performance Related Pay, membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Shortlisting Date: Monday 19 November 2018
Interview Date: Thursday 29 November 2018
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.