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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:
15/08/2019
Advert End Date:
01/09/2019 23:59
Salary:
£21,589.00-£24,799.00
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Social Care/Education/Health
Vacancy ID:
105579
Employment Location:
south gloucestershire council, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS375AF
Post Number:
SGC0163/ 932/nsh

Job details 

Closing date:
1 Sep


Further information

Summary of Post

As a Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) case worker you will be part of an integrated multi-disciplinary service, comprising; social workers, occupational therapists, SEND education and portage specialists and the transitions and travel training service. The service is structured into four teams. 0-18 social care team, 16-25 social care team, transitions team and the SEND education team.

You will be accountable for co-ordination of Education, Health Care plans (EHCP). You will be required to act as the key point of contact during the development of an EHC Plan and ongoing reviews for the child, young person and family; you will oversee any activities that are required to assess needs, develop a plan to meet any outcomes specified as part of the EHC integrated assessment. You will work to ensure that the EHC plan is focused on the future needs of the young person to help them towards a successful adulthood. The plan will cover all the areas of a young person’s life, not just those aspects concerned about being in a formal education setting. You will work in partnership with the young person and their parents/carers to help them to plan towards adult life and promote independence, choice and control over all aspects of their life. This will include having clear outcomes in the EHC plan that addresses the young person’s aspirations around employment and independent living.

You will be supervised by the Team Leader SEND, you will also have access to advice and guidance from the Senior SEND Co-ordinators within the team as required.


This is a limited term post (12 months). Interviews scheduled between 5-10th September.

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 meetings, such as annual review meetings and may be required to chair meetings such as person centred planning meetings, calling upon support from Team Leaders/ Team Manager where required.

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.

Essential

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.


Desirable

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; Gary Lancaster, SEND Team Manager (gary.lancaster@southglos.gov.uk or 01454 865979)




Salary: £21,074 - £23,866


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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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