Staffordshire County Council

SEND Key Worker

Grade 7 £23,953 - £27,514 per annum
27 Jul 2022
31 Aug 2022
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Job title: SEND Keyworker

Salary:  Grade 7 £23,953 - £27,514 per annum

Working hours & Contract type: 37 Hours per week | Full time |Part Time  Permanent | Flexible working – we’re happy to discuss options with you


South Staffs x 1 full time permanent
Stafford x 1 full time permanent

Stafford x 1 full time 12 months temporary
Moorlands x 1 full time permanent

East Staffs x1 part time permanent
Lichfield x 1 part time permanent

Our role

We’re looking for several passionate and motivated individuals to join our newly transformed district teams.  

As a SEND keyworker, you will be supporting the Family Practitioner Leads to carry out the Local Authority’s SEND duties in relation to co-ordinating EHC Assessments, producing EHC Plans and carrying out annual reviews.  You will work closely with our children and young people with special educational needs and disability and their families as well as a range of qualified professionals in education, health and social care. By developing collaborative and respectful relationships, you’ll promote choice and independence and improve outcomes.

You will ensure that education, health, and care plans comply with legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements in addition to the policies, standards and procedures of the authority.

What we’ll need from you

It’s a fast-paced role so you’ll need to be able to manage your own caseload independently and as part of the team.  You will need excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as knowledge of the SEND legislation plus, it’s important that you can reflect on practice and improve as a result. 

Our benefits

We know you’ll want to continually develop in your role and potentially progress your career and that why we have created a great training and development opportunities ensuring your individual growth here at Staffordshire.

Plus, there’s also all these other benefits too:

  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 8 bank holidays and 2 extra statutory days) depending on job role and length of service. That’s a minimum of 34 days annual leave.
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave per year
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Access to our benefits platform
  • Vivup which offers lifestyle discounts and offers for travel, retail, restaurants and more!
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Volunteering Scheme Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

So, how do I apply?

Just click on the ‘Apply’ button.

If you do have technical issues please contact and the team will help you.

We’re recruiting on a rolling basis and so will fill vacancies with appointable candidates as we interview throughout August. Please therefore do not delay sending in your application to us.

Closing Date: 31st August 2022
Interview Date: asap following closing date

For more information please contact Family Practitioner Leads below and we’ll be happy to help or visit our website for more information about our approach Children’s social work – Together, we’ll improve lives - Care in Staffordshire (

Jane Coleman and Andrea James (South Staffs / Stafford)
01543 512073 / 01785 356854 /

Amy Challinor and Ann Whorwood (Lichfield / East Staffs)
01543 512031 / 01785 895167 /

Natalie Enderby (Moorlands)

Our recruitment process

As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

How will we store your details?

By submitting your application form, you are giving your consent to the processing of your personal data in the ways described Here

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities. As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.  

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