SEND Placements

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Salary: £23,541- £27,041 per annum
12 Oct 2020
30 Oct 2020
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SEND Placements Officer

Salary:  £23,541- £27,041 per annum

Full time 37 hours per week – 12 months Fixed term

As part of the children’s services transformation, our vision is to develop a high- quality placement service that offers a coordinated approach to seeking both social care and independent special school placements

We are therefore seeking a dedicated SEND Placements Officer who will initially join the SEND Team to undertake educational placement searches and carry out consultations with independent special schools to secure appropriate specialist provision for Children and Young People with Education, Health and Care Plans.

Working collaboratively with both the SEND Team and the Placements Team, you will develop relationships with a range of partners including schools, contracts and commissioning colleagues

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 meet statutory deadlines and contribute to overall service performance. The ability to contribute to service development and practice improvement is also paramount.  

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. , communities and employees.

This position is subject to a criminal records 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.

This position will have access to the Public Sector Network, to meet government security standards we will request a basic criminal convictions certificate and other background checks prior to appointment for the successful candidate

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Closing Date: Friday 30 October 2020
Interview Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

For more information about the role please contact: Karen Levell, Head of SEND Assessment and Planning  tel: 07814 772067

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

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • 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

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