SEND Officer

Location
Civic Centre/ post graded as flexible with some working from home
Salary
£36,922 - 41,881
Posted
12 Nov 2021
Closes
26 Nov 2021
Job Ref
WLV000003830
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Full-Time

Wolverhampton City Council's SEND Assessment and Review Team (SENSTART) is a supportive team of experienced officers. We are committed to working closely with children, young people and their families to ensure a person centred approach to all aspects of SEND assessment and review. 

SENSTART is part of Wolverhampton's Inclusion and Empowerment Team, which includes the Inclusion team of specialist teachers, Virtual School and other professionals. We work closely with the Educational Psychology Service under joint leadership arrangements. We have a dedicated SEN Casework Officer administrative team who support all aspects of the SEND officer's role.

The successful candidate will have an identified caseload of children and young people for which she/he will act as the point of contact throughout the SEND assessment and review process, actively developing partnership working with families, children, young people, a range of educational establishments and professionals from education, health, social care and the voluntary sector. We are seeking to appoint two full time permanent members of staff.

The new post holder will be either an experienced EHC Plan writer or have experience working in the area of SEND within a local authority or educational setting context. They will have a strong understanding of relevant legislation, be able to work to statutory timescales, possess excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and have a willingness to work proactively with other agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes within available time and financial resources.

You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. 

To discuss the post please contact:

Deborah Beasley (SENSTART Service Manager) deborah.beasley@wolverhampton.gov.uk 

Michelle McManus (Team Leader of SENSTART) michelle.mcmanus@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Kulwant Chima (Team Leader of SENSTART)                    kulwant.chima@wolverhampton.gov.uk 

Supporting documents
SEND Officer Person Specification (Education) MARCH 2021.doc
SEND Officer Job Description (Education) MARCH 2021.doc

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