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SEND Case Co-ordinator

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 13/08/2018 23:59
£21,074 - £23,866
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Education Officers/Management
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Employment Location:
Badminton Road
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Job details 

Closing date:
13 Aug

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Summary of Post

As a Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Case Co-ordinator you will be part of an integrated multi-disciplinary service within The Education, Learning & Skills directorate.

This post will be a part of a newly formed project team that will focus on improving the quality of Education, Health, Care Plans (EHCP) and quality assurance of provision within identified year groups. You will act as the Local Authority representative at Annual Review meetings and will be responsible for appropriate challenge to a range of providers whilst ensuring that the Young Person’s views and aspirations are captured and that the EHCP is specific, quantified and of good or outstanding quality.

You will work closely with members of the 0-25 SEND Casework Team; Educational Psychology Team; 0-25 Children’s Social Care; 0-25 Adults Social Care and a range of other professionals as appropriate to the individual cases for which you will have responsibility.

You will be required to attend and present cases to the weekly Annual Review Panel and will be responsible for ensuring the timeliness of decision making, and processing of decisions is within the statutory timescales as prescribed by current legislation.

You will be supervised by the Senior Case Coordinator (Annual Review), you will also have access to advice and guidance from Team Manager; Team Leaders and the Senior SEND Co-ordinators within the team as required.

There are two positions available.
(2 x Limited term- 37 hrs per week)

Interviews TBC

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

You will model good practice and have knowledge and understanding of legislation which specifically relates to disabled children, young people and their families. You will participate in development activity as required to maintain and develop your skills and knowledge.

You will be required to work within statutory time scales to complete and review plans to the required standard.

You will act as a key contact for named service users and schools and education providers.

You will provide service users, schools, health, teams within the service and other agencies with general advice and guidance about the service and resolve issues.

You will attend annual review meetings where you will act as the Local Authority representative to provide a robust process which will include a degree of challenge where appropriate around provisions; and quality of EHCPs

You will provide information and support around the Local Offer and will be expected to stay up to date with the Local offer.

You must be vigilant to safeguarding issues and must refer to a senior when you have any concerns about the safety or welfare of a service user.

You will hold informal mediation meetings to discuss panel outcomes with families

You will be accountable for keeping accurate and up to date records and update systems as required.

You will participate in audits and other activity under the service quality assurance framework.

You will hold caseload responsibility and will prepare well written outcomes focused reports for panels

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


Experience in a relevant area of statutory or voluntary sector work in the health, education or social care field.

A relevant qualification e.g. NVQ Level 3 in health or social care or equivalent.

IT skills to use client data system.

Understanding of the needs of service users and good interpersonal skills.

Have good interpersonal skills, be able to carry out assessments and communicate findings and risks to service users, families, carers.

Experience of working with a broad range of people including families, education, social care and health care professionals.

Experience of leading multiagency meetings.

Experience of writing person centred plans/ report writing - able to write clearly.

You must have experience of, or be prepared to work in accordance with the Council’s safeguarding policies and procedures.

Must hold full drivers licence or able to travel to various locations across South Glos.

Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours.


There are no desirable criteria for this position

Additional Information

DBS: Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has a confidential checking process for transgender applicants who do not wish to reveal details of their previous identity to the person who has asked them to complete an application form for a DBS check.. The contact details are:
Sensitive Applications Team, Customer services, PO Box 165, Liverpool, L69 3JD
Email sensitive@dbs.gsi.gov.uk

Use of own Vehicle: If the nature of the duties require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

For an informal discussion, please contact; Lisa Savage, Interim SEND Manager (lisa.savage@southglos.gov.uk or 01454 865979)

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

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