Band E/F - £33,820 - £46,549 per annum.
Candidates can be appointed at Band E or Band F level - please see attached Job Description for further details. Incremental progression between bands is dependent on experience, performance and undertaking the additional specified criteria of the Band F role which includes Level 4 SEND Caseworker award which the council offers to permanent staff in this role.
Due to an increased number of SEND referrals within the Solihull borough and significant investment into the service, we are currently recruiting for additional Education, Health and Care Plan(EHCP) Officers to join our team.
We are looking for professionals with experience in special educational needs who are seeking a new challenge and responsibility in an exciting and fast paced role. Working as part of a small team, you will request and collate information from a number of partner services in line with the local authority’s legal duties and working processes.
As a EHCP Officer you will manage a caseload of children and young people with Educational Health Care Plans who are under assessment, identifying and raising complex cases with your supervisor and supporting parents, young people and schools.
You will effectively be able to engage with parents, young people and schools, ensuring that they are supported, and that their EHCP journey is underpinned by co-production principles.
To be considered for this opportunity you will have:
- A relevant professional qualification (Teaching, Psychology, Child Care, Social Work) or considerable experience of employment in an educational setting, EHCP Officer role or another role relating to the statutory SEND framework.
- Experience and knowledge that enables you to take accurate, reasoned and justified decisions under pressure in line with the local authority’s legal duties and obligations and in the best interest of the children and young people.
- Detailed Knowledge and experience of working to the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice and Statutory SEN processes.
- Experience of undertaking assessments, support planning and review in a child-centred approach.
- Strong analytical and evaluative skills required to write EHC Plans.
This is an incredibly rewarding role which will test your ability to manage multiple workflows and to prioritise and communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders. You will be at the centre of facilitating positive outcomes for a group of highly vulnerable children and young people.
This role offers hybrid working opportunities - currently office based 3 days per week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with the option of working from home on a Thursday and Friday.
We also offer:
- Flexible working, including flexi leave up to 24 days per year
- Generous annual leave entitlements with opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional leave per year
- Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
- Family and carer friendly policies
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Employee benefits including subsidised travel passes, Cycle 2 Work Scheme and a staff discount card.
For further information or an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact;
Brian Sidwell, Deputy Team Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date – 18th February 2024
Interviews will be held on 28th and 29th February 2024.
Please note we do not accept CVs.
This is an essential car user post as the demands of the job make it operationally essential and there is a contractual requirement to make a suitable vehicle available to ensure the requirements of the job can be carried out effectively.
Applicants must be able to drive, have a driving licence and be a car owner/or have access to a car, however for disabled applicants, reasonable adjustments will be made where required
This post will require a Disclosure and Barring check for regulated activity with children and adults.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post if covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.
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