Are you passionate about making a difference for children with special educational and disabilities (SEND)?
Do you want to help shape the lives of children and young people?
Would you like to join a council that promotes positive outcomes for children and their parents?
If yes, we have the perfect role for you! We are looking to recruit a Senior EHCP Coordinator to play a central role in achieving positive outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs in the West Midlands. The role is initially offered for 3 months but could well extend or possibly go permanent.
EHC Coordinators provide comprehensive casework management, supported by EHC assistants and/or apprentices. We are looking for professionals with experience in special educational needs who are seeking a new challenge and responsibility in a complex and fast paced role. Working as part of a small team, you will request and collate information from a number of partner services in line with the local authority's legal duties and working processes. You will manage a large caseload of children with statements of special educational need or an education health and care plan, or who are under assessment, identifying and raising complex cases with your supervisor and supporting parents, young people and schools.
• To act as a named Education Health Care Plan Co-ordinator on behalf of the Council by liaising on, negotiating, advising and coordinating support to children, young people and their families from professionals and partners organisations / services (e.g. Schools, Health, Social Care, Advocacy services, Third sector, Primary Care Trusts and others) from the point of referral to ceasing a child or young person's Education, Health and Care plan, or Statement of special educational need.
• To manage a caseload of children and young people with Statements of special educational needs, Education, Health and Care plans, and children and young people undergoing a statutory assessment under section 36
• To consider the special educational needs of each individual child/ young person being assessed and determine whether the need is such that they are eligible for a EHC
• To create high quality, outcomes focused, and personalised Education, Health and Care plans, within statutory timescales.
• To facilitate the participation of the child, young person, and parents and carer
• To manage requests for personal budgets, in respect of educational provision. To support the Council with the conversion of existing statements of Special Educational Needs and Learning Difficulty Assessments to Education, Health and Care plans.
• To prepare and attend the SEN panel to seek decisions on requests for statutory assessment, and whether the local authority will proceed to making an Education, Health and Care plan, following a statutory assessment.
Payrate: Circa £20 per hour.
If you are interested in this position please send a copy of your CV through to Chris Ward at Reed Education today!