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SEND Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
07/09/2018
Advert End Date:
21/09/2018 12:00
Salary:
£39,002 pa
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Other
Vacancy ID:
179271
Employment Location:
Access and Inclusion, SEND Services, Town Hall & Civic Offices
Post Number:
CF07218

Job details 

Closing date:
21 Sep


Further information

SEND OFFICER
(ACCESS AND INCLUSION, SEND SERVICES, TOWN HALL & CIVIC OFFICES)
£39,002 pa

The successful candidate for the above post will oversee the Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment, planning and review processes for children and young people from 0 to 25 and their parents/carers. Previous experience of working with families, of multi-agency working and of leading multi-agency meetings will be essential. Experience of working with children and young people with a range of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families would be desirable, as would a good working knowledge of current SEND-related legislation and the SEND Code of Practice. A key task will be to ensure that for every child and young person, the EHC needs assessment and planning process runs efficiently and statutory deadlines are met.

The post-holder will need to be able to work under pressure in a busy office environment, to meet deadlines and to identify priorities when faced with competing demands. Excellent verbal and written communication skills will be essential, as will the ability to build and maintain strong and positive working relationships with families, schools and a range of other professionals.

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

To find out more about this role and to apply please visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk alternatively you can email jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 455 4968. BT Typetalkers welcome.

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