Interim SEND Sen Casework Officer – Education

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Interim SEND Sen Casework Officer – Education
Exeter
Interim Position

Devon RA- 8054113800872

Posted: 18th September 2022 12:27
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  • Pay Rate:

    £25 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • Exeter,

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Interim SEND Sen Casework Officer – Education

Reference no: Devon RA- 8054113800872

Pay rate: £25 per day PAYE

Enhanced DBS with Children’s Barred List required

CLIENT WILL UPDATE WHETHER REMOTE OR OFFICE BASED SHORTLY

The post-holder will have day to day responsibility for the administration of the patch caseload including day to day management of the Area Team SEN Administrators to ensure completion of work within statutory timescales.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the administrative processes for the statutory assessment of children with special educational needs consistently to ensure that assessments are completed and statements issued within the statutory timescales.
  • Be the first and main contact for parents, Headteachers, SEN Co-ordinators and other service users in relation to the caseload (approximately 700 cases).
  • Take responsibility for undertaking less complex casework , including providing effective verbal/written advice to parents, schools and professionals
  • Work closely with the SEN Casework Manager to ensure consistent quality of work, checking for accuracy, and achievement of deadlines.
  • Attend meetings with parents, as arranged by the Parent Partnership Service, to provide information, advice and support for parents of children with special educational needs who are undergoing assessment
  • Take responsibility for the identification and action for children with Statements undergoing phase transfer/admission to school, moving to post 16 provision

 

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

Experience & Knowledge / Technical skills

  • Educated to at least GCSE level in Maths and English or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • An in depth and extensive specialist level of knowledge of the responsibilities and procedures under the 1996 Education Act.
  • An in-depth specialist knowledge and good understanding of the SEN Code of Practice, the Authority’s Guidance Criteria for Statutory Assessment and Resource Allocation, Admissions Code,Exclusions Policy, Transport Policy and other associated policies.
  • Substantial knowledge of the statutory reporting and performance indicator requirements Qualification in Business

 

Desirable requirements:

  • ECDL or equivalent proven experience in a similar role
  • Substantial experience in an office environment
  • Some experience of report writing
  • Knowledge of the Council’s policies and standards in
  • relation to Quality, Finance, HR and Health and Safety

 

Skills & Abilities:

  • Highly developed reporting and writing skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently and unsupervised to tight deadlines using own initiative and whilst managing conflicting priorities
  • Demonstrates ability to use a leadership style to work effectively with individuals and teams at all levels within the Council and externally,
  • Ability to manage a diverse workload and meet conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to manage specific projects from conception to end
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly and confidently both orally and in writing
  • Excellent ICT skills including use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, with experience of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Discreet and used to dealing with confidential material
  • Proven ability of working as a team member
  • Attention to detail

 

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.

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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.

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Interim SEND Sen Casework Officer – Education
Client Category: Local Authority

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Interim SEND Sen Casework Officer – Education
Client Category: Local Authority

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