SEN Case Officer

  • Job Reference: 69530000
  • Date Posted: 19 March 2020
  • Recruiter: Midlands
  • Location: West Midlands, England
  • Salary: £230 to £270 Per Day
  • Bonus/Benefits: may be negotiable
  • Sector: Public Sector
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

NEW OPPORTUNITY

SEN CASE OFFICER

We are currently working with a client based in in the Birmingham/Black Country area who are seeking the interim support of an experienced SEN Case Officer to join their busy team. This is a great opportunity to work for one for one of the most established public sector organisations in the Midlands and to assist them during a challenging time.


Responsibilities:

  • Liaising with colleagues from a range of agencies on matters relating to special educational needs and the needs of individual pupils
  • Managing casework throughout the statutory assessment process from first referral to the completion of the process
  • Writing Education Health and Care Plans and amending existing EHCPs as required
  • Contribution to panel decisions on provision and placement
  • Preparing reports /papers for a range of panels as required and attending annual, interim and emergency Reviews
  • Working in partnership with parents, children and young people, and schools to ensure pupils needs are met appropriately including those pupils at risk of exclusion
  • Preparing for SEN Tribunals as required
  • Monitoring the use of funding within schools for pupils who have Education Health and Care Plans
  • Assisting in identification of areas for service development including delivering training and supporting colleagues in schools, colleges and other settings, on processes and procedures (INSET)

Requirements:

  • Have an excellent working knowledge of Special Educational Needs and the implications arising for schools, parents and pupils
  • Have an excellent understanding and very detailed knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice 2014 and the new associated statutory duties for Local Authorities
  • To have a good understanding of associated legislation relating to School Admissions, School Attendance, Exclusions which may affect the management of SEN pupils in a school or alternative setting
  • You will need an excellent knowledge of case law in relation to SEN Tribunals
  • To have practical experience of preparing case papers, presenting at SEND hearings and achieving desired outcomes
  • To have the ability to use Information Technology for word processing and data input and retrieval

Rate: £230p/d umbrella – this may be negotiable depending on experience
Duration: 3 month ongoing contract
Start date: ASAP

For more information on this or other positions please in the first instance email your CV to the Midlands Local Government team at midlandslocalgov@venngroup.com or call Natalie Cox or Bella Thornton on 0121 616 0681 if you would like to have a conversation with us.

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Please note should this position not be applicable to you and you are currently looking for a new role, Venn Group recruit across the board within the IT sector so send across your updated CV to us.