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Closed for applications on 27/11/2023 23:59
£33,945 - £36,648
Childrens Social Care and Lifelong Learning
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Service (SEND)
Case Worker – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Permanent – 2 posts
Do you want a role where you’re recognised for what you do, given the opportunity to thrive and have the chance to be the best version of yourself? If so, please keep reading as you’re just what we’re looking for!
Following a review of the SEND Service, we are looking for 2 additional SEND Case Workers. You will be based at Gateshead Civic Centre however, it is envisaged that moving forwards, following an initial period of induction, the postholder will work on a hybrid basis.
The SEND Service supports the assessment, monitoring and review of children with special educational needs and disabilities.
You will be responsible for casework and statutory assessments, overseeing the assessment, planning and review process for families across schools and a range of service providers, including education, health and social care and voluntary sectors and ensuring effective and timely delivery of the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) needs assessment process and EHC Plans.
It is essential you have experience and knowledge of the SEN Code of Practice, effective use of specialist ICT packages and working within the SEN Code of Practice guidelines.
You will have previous experience of working in Local Government, Health Authority or a similar organisation and preparing written reports. You will hold an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent, in a relevant discipline, GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above or equivalent and a high level of interpersonal and initiative skills.
People really are our greatest asset at Gateshead Council, and we value every employee. We encourage our people to think differently, do the right thing and be innovative.
A bit about Gateshead Council…
Gateshead Council has many exciting projects that we are currently working on, the development of Gateshead Quays, a transformational review of services and creating a borough where everyone has an opportunity to Thrive.
We’re truly committed to providing our residents with the highest quality of services and we need like-minded people who can help us deliver. We need people who want to make a difference, who are talented, possess the right knowledge and skills and who want the chance to demonstrate how good they are.
What’s in it for you? Well, there’s so much on offer and here’s just a few of the highlights!
You’ll be paid a competitive salary £32,020 – £34,723 (pay award pending)
We’ll help you save for your future with an outstanding employer contribution to your pension
We have flexible and hybrid working arrangements offering the opportunity to reap the benefits of a mixture of working from home and the office environment to enable accessing the support of colleagues and benefits from our learning culture
Access to a generous flexi-time system with the opportunity to take 2 flexi days per 4-week flexi period (pro rata for part time workers), depending on the needs of the service
You’ll get generous annual leave entitlement starting at 26 days per year and the chance to buy up to 10 additional holidays per year
You’ll have access to great health and wellbeing support, including ability to use our cycle to work scheme
We’ll give you the chance to take advantage of various offers and discounts on shopping and household spend; including O2, Virgin Media and Dell
Our Workforce Development Team is second to none, there are loads of opportunities for learning, be it career progressing training or e-learning courses that fit into your working day. We also have a corporate training offer so you will feel part of the service and strategy in no time
It’s time to apply!
We’re delighted that you want to come and work with us. Please look at the full job profile. It’s important that you read it in full and check that you meet the essential criteria before applying.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Deborah Mason, SEND Service Manager, by email at Deborahmason@gateshead.gov.uk
This job is closed for applications.