SEND Key Worker

Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
£22,401.00 - £25,463.00 per annum
16 Sep 2020
28 Oct 2020
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SEND Key Worker

Grade 7 Salary: £22,401.00- £25,463.00 per annum

12-month fixed term/secondment

Full time (37 Hours per week)

Staffordshire County Council is seeking to appoint one full time temporary SEND Key Worker within the Newcastle & Staffordshire Moorlands District Office, SEND Assessment and Planning Service to co-ordinate new Education Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments, maintain and review EHC Plans and undertake any other duties that relate to the EHC process. 

This particular post focuses on Preparation for Adulthood through co-ordinating the Council’s involvement and response to EHC reviews of children and young people that are Y9 or older and will predominately cover the Newcastle area.

We are seeking a passionate, motivated individual who has a real drive to work with children and young people who have special educational needs, their families and schools, in a truly person-centred way that fully involves the child, young person and their family in the process.  Developing collaborative relationships with individuals with SEND of all ages and their families, that promote choice and independence, respecting diversity and difference and reach agreement on appropriate, tangible and realistic outcomes is an integral part of the SEND Key Worker role. 

Furthermore, you will be fully expected to collaborate with other professionals, both within Staffordshire County Council and external partners, such as schools, Virtual School, the Children Disability Service, Commissioner, Inclusion Officers, Safeguarding, NHS professionals, SENDIASS etc. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a service that truly aims to make a difference to the outcomes of children and young people with SEND in supporting them to fulfil their aspirations and preparing them for living independently, gaining meaningful employment, being part of the community and maintaining good health.

This is a fast-paced role in which you will be required to manage your own caseload independently and as part of a team.  The ability to reflect on practice and improve as a result is paramount. 

Please read the job description attached for more detail on the role of the SEND Key Worker.  

For more information about the role please contact Kate Lawton, SEND Locality Manager at  

Please note that travel to other areas other than your usual base for meetings or training will also be required.

To apply for this post, click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

By clicking on the apply button you will be redirected to Staffordshire County Councils online application website.

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Closing Date:  28 October 2020
Interview Date: 10 November 2020

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application form

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form


The online DBS check can be completed by accessing the internet from any PC/laptop that has this facility at:

To access the online DBS service click on the link above or paste the address into the top of your web browser.  The system will guide you through the process.  Full guidance notes are also available at:

Once you are on the main login page, click on ‘Start Application’ in the orange box entitled ‘DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE (DBS) APPLICATION. You will then need to enter the Organisation Reference details below:

Organisation Reference: SEND

A password is not required - please just enter the above reference and click on the enter button.

A member of the interview panel will check your identity as part of the DBS application, therefore please take as many original forms of identity to your interview.  The documents required are listed both on electronic DBS system and on the DBS web site  

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