- To support and deputise for the SEN Area Manager within the context of a small team of Locality Casework Managers.
- To support and deputise for other colleagues in a small team of Locality Casework Managers.
- To undertake processes relating to the initiation, progression and resolution of specific, individual and complex casework
- To manage the staffing and recruitment process
- To work effectively with a multi-agency focus
- To implement best value, quality and operational standards and provide a timely and effective service for children and their families
- To act as the local authority representative at meetings including parents, schools and others
- To liaise with designated area teams and LDGs
- To ensure effective support is provided for the SENCAN team
- To co-ordinate induction, training and development programmes for Statutory Assessment Service staff including acting as assessor for the SEN accreditation
- To operate within the designated area budgets, including the learning support budget, staffing and equipment budgets.
- To manage the operation of the SEN statutory assessment process through a team of caseworkers and support staff.
- To ensure that operational quality and best value standards are achieved.
- To facilitate the timely and efficient processing of area case work.
- To liaise closely and effectively with parents and relevant professionals, other LA teams and other establishments
- To secure appropriate educational provision for individual pupils, taking account of parental preference in line with the SEN Code of Practice and relevant legislative requirements.
- To prepare and present case work for submission to decision making panels
- To ensure all queries and complaints are dealt with in a timely, efficient and appropriate manner, keeping the SEN Area Manager apprised of progress as appropriate.
- To provide support and guidance to the caseworkers and support staff in their work and undertake their staff development, personal development reviews and SEN accreditation awards.
- To take direct responsibility for progressing and resolving complex casework with a particular emphasis on the needs of looked after children and children not accessing education.
Knowledge, skills and experience
- A good standard of education
- Recent in-service and professional development (highly desirable)
- Achievement of Level 3 or 4 of the SEN awards, or the willingness to undertake this qualification
- Excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills
Working for Essex welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.
Working for Essex is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.