Access Coordinator SEN
To implement the Councils Travel assistance policy for school age and post 16 students with Special Educational Needs, ensuring that :
• Entitlement is agreed fairly and transparently and that independent travel skills are promoted appropriately.
• Entitlement is reviewed in accordance with the Council’s policy
• High level customer service is maintained and positive relationships fostered with all partners
The jobholder will also take responsibility for the accurate maintenance of the Council’s live central record of Children Missing Education in accordance with statutory regulations.
• To have excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills so that you can communicate effectively in a range of formats both written and oral, with a wide range of partners both internal and external.
• An good understanding of the DfE Guidance for Home to School Transport and Post 16 Transport
• Able to make effective decisions, apply policies and legislation and be able to prioritise competing workload demands
• A working knowledge of SEN legislation and the Equality Act
Coventry is a vibrant and ambitious City where we value diversity. The Special Educational Needs Service is committed to working with families and partners to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The service is responsibile for a range of important statutory educational work within Coventry City Council.
We believe that all children regardless of any additional need or disability should be able to lead an ‘Ordinary Life’ where they have opportunities to achieve their full potential preparing them for successful transition to adulthood. We want to attract applicants who are passionate about supporting children and young people with special education needs.
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In return, we can offer you flexible working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include working from home (subject to project/service area requirements), flexible working hours, generous holiday allowance (starting at 35 days including bank holidays) and a flexitime scheme. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Interview Date: 24 August 2017
Coventry City Council is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre on the basis of their skills, abilities, and experience. As such we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers
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This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.
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