Casework Officer – SEN

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Casework Officer - SEN
Interim Position

Sefton RQ704625

Posted: 14th October 2022 15:59
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  • Pay Rate:

    £21.25 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months


    L20 3NJ

What's involved with this role:

Casework Officer - SEN   

Job Ref: Sefton RQ704625   

Pay Rate: £21.25 per hour PAYE   


Enhanced DBS required for this role  

To contribute to the processing of statutory annual reviews of EHC plans for children and young people in accordance with  the Children and Families Act 2014 and Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2015   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • To deliver dynamic outcomes led generic statutory assessment service to an allocation of service users 
  • To work as a member of a team to ensure the KPIs identified within the Sefton Improvement Plan are delivered. To ensure that parents & young people are fully involved in the Annual Reviews of their EHC plans.  
  • To recognise the wide range of emotions that having a child with special needs may generate and ensure that the anxieties of parents/carers and other service users are supported effectively. 
  • To work in partnership with parents & other service users to ensure that the need for mediation, tribunal and dispute resolution procedures is kept to a minimum. 
  • To support the Lead SEN Officer in preparing the papers for tribunal and formal mediation-and to deputise in the presentation of the authority's case, if required. 
  • To take responsibility for arranging placements, where the outcome of the review is that the child's needs would best be met in a Sefton resourced or special school. 
  • To attend panels, as required. 
  • To ensure that parents and young people are active participants in planning & reviewing the local offer. 
  • To supply data collated from individual assessments to inform the provision planning process. 
  • To deal with any requests under the Freedom of Information Act, as directed by the Lead SEN Officer 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Education to degree level/or equivalent qualification in field relevant to the post 
  • Knowledge of current legislation and guidance relating to SEN 
  • Experience of working in local government, education settings or the voluntary sector with individuals, groups and organisations 
  • Administrative experience which evidences enhanced skills of collating and analysing information and report writing 
  • Experience of work in Special Educational Needs 
  • Formal report writing skills 
  • Able to prioritise tasks and work to prescribed time scales 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service. 
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: Sefton RQ704625
Casework Officer - SEN
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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