Special Educational Needs and Disability Case Worker

Recruiter
Social Personnel
Location
Esher, Surrey
Salary
£14 - £15/hour
Posted
14 Jul 2017
Closes
13 Aug 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Interim
Hours
Full Time
Special Educational Needs and Disability Case Worker - Surrey Council

THIS IS A CONTRACT ROLE! NOT PERMANENT! ITS A FULL TIME POSITION LOOKING FOR 2 CASEWORKERS TO START AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

THE ROLE

SEND Case Workers 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.

Will need to be able to travel and attend meetings both within Surrey and on occasions outside Surrey