Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Case worker - Woking

Surrey County Council
Woking, Surrey
14 Jul 2017
13 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

£28,591 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey GU22 7QQ. 

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 Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) service is a vital countywide service providing support and guidance for children, young people and families with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Our SEND Management Teams work with parents, schools and other professionals involved in the education of children and young people with Special Educational Needs. In total we have 4 Area based teams. These teams consist of an Area Special Needs Manager, Assistant Team managers, Case workers and Assistant Case Officers.

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.

This is a Challenging role with case workers carrying significant responsibility for progressing individual cases in discussion with education colleagues and other agencies. Duties may include:

  • Coordinating the collection of the assessments required to support the SEND business process system for new requests, transfers and annual reviews.
  • Networking with a variety of services, agencies and providers to gather information in order to support the family to make well informed choices, including parent support services.  This includes facilitating access to informal and formal mediation.
  • Attending the EHCP Annual Review Process and ensure review of process is outcome focused and person centred. 

To be shortlisted to interview you for this position your CV and personal Statement will clearly evidence:

  • Ability to be emotionally resilient due to the nature of this work.
  • Evidence of good interpersonal skills as 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 to build and maintain positive relationships.
  • 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.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 28th July 2017. Interviews will take place on 10th August 2017.

Equal Opportunities

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.