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EHCP Officer (Education, Health and Care Planning Officer)

Herefordshire Council
HC8 £33,945 - £38,223 per annum
Closing date
19 Jun 2024
1639 (HCWF01107062)

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About The Role
Job Title: EHCP Officer (Education, Health and Care Planning Officer)
Hours: 37
Salary: HC8 £33,945 - £38,223 per annum
Contract: Fixed Term
Contract end: 31/03/2025
Closing date: 19/06/2024
Interview date: 01/07/2024
The Role
The Special Educational Needs (SEN) Team are seeking an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC) Plan Officer for maternity cover until 31 March 2025.  This is an opportunity to join a supportive team who are committed to ensuring that quality services and support are provided to our children and young people with SEN.  

The successful applicants will be responsible for a specified caseload and with supervision from the SEN Manager, will oversee the co-ordination of the statutory assessment process.  Tasks will include preparing draft, final and amended EHC Plans, attending annual review meetings and preparing information for decision making panels.
In addition, the post-holder will provide advice and guidance to parents, children and young people with SEN, schools and other professionals regarding the requirements of the SEND Code of Practice 2014.  Close working with a range of service providers including colleagues in health, social care and education is required in order to ensure the delivery of effective EHC Plans in accordance with statutory deadlines. 

The successful applicants for these largely desk based roles will have: excellent interpersonal skills, proven written skills, attention to detail and will be focused upon securing the best outcomes for the children and young people with SEN in Herefordshire.
Benefits of working for Herefordshire Council:
A competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement, and access to our contributory pension and staff benefits scheme, which includes:

  • Pension Scheme Enrolment in the Local Government (LGPS)
  • Generous Annual Leave: 31 days (pro rata) plus bank holidays. You can also purchase an additional 10 days per annum
  • Flexible working: flexi-time, job-share, part-time hours and, in some instances, home working
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 access to support and counselling
  • Payment of professional membership fees
  • Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts.

About Us
Herefordshire is a beautiful, historic county located in the heart of the Marches on the border with Wales. We are one of the most rural and sparsely populated counties in England with a wealth of unspoilt countryside, distinctive heritage, and lively and attractive market towns.
Our priority in Herefordshire is to keep children safe and give them a great start in life. It’s the priority for the council, our partners and for all of us who work with Children & Young People. 
How do we do this? By having dynamic, dedicated, passionate and professional staff who work in a culture that focuses on what we can achieve with children, what they can achieve themselves, and the relationship we build with families and partners to enable this. We have invested heavily in training and developing staff in our relational practice approach with our improvement partner Leeds City Council, so it's an exciting time to join Herefordshire – we believe in investing in you so you can be the best you can be!
Herefordshire has a really strong team ethos. Our teams are passionate about the work they do and the positive difference they and the teams they are in make to people’s lives. This is all underpinned by the focus and support from their managers and the council as a whole. 
We will deliver better support to our most vulnerable children and their families, develop stronger relationships with partners across the region, and beyond.
Come to Herefordshire and join the journey.
We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.
The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:

  • Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
  • Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and
  • Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care. 

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.
To apply, please submit your CV and complete the supporting statement within the application form, referring to the job description & person specification, detailing how you meet the specific requirements of the role.


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