Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Case Worker - Esher
£28,591 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Esher Local Office, Elmbridge Civic Centre, High Street, Esher. KT10 9SD.
The postholder will need to be able to travel and attend meetings both within Surrey and on occasions outside Surrey.
Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
About the Role
The Case Worker role has been created following the new SEND legislation which focuses on person centred planning, co-production and outcomes to generate Education Health and Care Plans.
If you are interested in this challenge and want to make a real difference to young people and families we look forward to receiving your application.
Our SEN Management Teams work with parents, schools and other professionals involved in the education of children and young people with Special Educational Needs. Case Workers carry significant responsibility for progressing individual cases in discussion with education colleagues and other agencies, such as Health Trusts and Social Services to produce Educational, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).
This is a vital service and you will have a caring and discreet approach, as well as initiative, enthusiasm and flexibility. The role is essential to the delivery of a new way of working, including providing timely advice and guidance to families, children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).
Experience/knowledge of working with Special Educational Needs is desirable. You will also have proven experience of using administrative systems with speed, efficiency and accuracy, especially when under pressure and working to tight deadlines; there is a high volume of work and you will need to be able to identify priorities for a wide range of tasks.
It is essential that you are able to work well as part of a team, and have a calm and sensitive approach in face-to-face meetings and telephone calls with parents/young people. You will need good communication skills to build and maintain positive relationships with parents, schools and other agencies.
For more information please find attached a full job description and person specification.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 23rd July.
Interviews will take place the week commencing 31st July 2017. (Date to be advised)
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.