SEND Senior Case Manager
The starting salary for this role is £41,931 per annum based on a 36-hour working week.
This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week; we'd welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.
We are excited to tell you about our current opportunities for full-time Senior Case Managers to join our SEND Teams in the Vulnerable Learners Service. This is a great leadership role, working alongside other Senior Case Managers to ensure the delivery of a consistent, high-quality service across Surrey.
We currently have the following roles available:
- 1 x permanent, full-time position based at Elmbridge Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, KT10 9SD
- 1 x fixed-term, full-time position based at Elmbridge Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, KT10 9SD
- 1 x fixed-term, full-time position based at Woodhatch Place, Reigate, RH2 8EF
- 1 x fixed-term, full-time position based at Quadrant Court, Woking, GU22 7QQ
Please note, all fixed-term opportunities are contracted until the of March 2024.
As a Senior Case Manager you will manage a team of SEND Case Officers to ensure we deliver our statutory SEN services effectively, service delivery meets performance targets and resources are used efficiently and effectively.
In this role you will hold a caseload; working with children, young people, parents and carers, educational providers and partner agencies so that our statutory duties and responsibilities as set out in DFE guidance and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) 2014 legislation are implemented and completed accordingly.
Using your experience of collaboration you will work with members of the Children's, Schools and Families Directorate, Service Managers, schools (including those in other authorities and the independent and non-maintained sector), external agencies and other teams within the council to ensure the special educational needs of children with Statements are met and that the transfer of statements to Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) is undertaken in a timely and appropriate way.
Bringing a strong customer focus to the team, you will ensure that parents, carers, children and young people are made fully aware of their rights to contribute to the SEND processes and that they are advised of any appeal or dispute resolution process available to them.
To be considered for shortlisting for this role, your application will clearly evidence the following:
- Detailed knowledge of SEN legislative framework and policy, with experience of SEN casework and statutory processes
- Highly developed presentation skills, particularly in relation to report and letter writing with ability to summarise complex information
- Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to develop effective and positive collaborative working relationships
- Effective use of ICT including EMS and data management
- Proven track record of managing a range of responsibilities and co-ordinating service delivery in a multi-disciplinary environment, with excellent advocacy, time management and organisation skills
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 18/06/2023 with interviews to follow.
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.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups. We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.