Education Health & Care Plan Coordinator
37.0 Hours per Week
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. 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 quickly 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.
The Statutory Assessment and Review Team (StART) has been recently re-organised into three individual teams, an assessment team, an Annual Review Year 9 team and an Annual Review year 9 and above team. This role offers an exciting opportunity to shape the service moving forward.
You will have a relevant professional qualification (Teaching, Psychology, Child Care, Social Work) or have considerable experience of employment in an educational setting, EHCP Coordinator role or another role relating to the statutory SEND framework.
Your experience and knowledge will enable 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 that the team support.
You will also need:
- 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-centered approach.
- Analytical and evaluative skills required to write EHC Plans
This is a fascinating and rewarding role which will test your ability to manage multiple workflows, prioritise and communicate effectively. You will be at the centre of facilitating good outcomes for a group of highly vulnerable children and young people.
We are currently implementing our Smarter Ways of Working as we recognise that work is what you do and not necessarily where you go. Our aim is to balance the needs of our employees with service delivery and, for the majority of our roles, to enable our people to be able to work remotely wherever possible.
- 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; Amanda Hana (StART Manager) on; 07341049240.
Interviews will be held on 13th and /or 14th May 2021 and will take place using a secure video conferencing platform.
Please note we do not accept CVs.
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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