Senior SEN Officer Part Time (14-25)
Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Salary: GBP36,630 - GBP42,490 Pro Rata
Contract Type: Permanent, Part time 21.6 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior SEN Officer to join our team on part time basis. You will manage a small team of four Assessment and Case Coordinators (ACC). The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that our local authority is able to meet its statutory responsibilities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in accordance with the requirements of the Children and Families Act 2014.
You will contribute towards the Local Authority and service achieving medium term and long-term financial savings by supporting the development of local services and liaison between stakeholders. You will have proven experience of implementing systems and processes that promote person centered planning, keeping the views and wishes of the child and young person central whilst upholding the principles of the SEND Code of Practice 2015 and meeting Local Authority expectations.
The successful post holder will have a designated area of responsibility for 14-25 year olds. You will support the Assessment and Case Coordinators in the management of complex cases and oversee the successful transition from year 11 to Post 16 and FE within the statutory timescales.
Your role will include liaising with outside agencies, providers and therapist when coordinating the LA's response to First Tier Tribunal Appeal with the SEN Team Manager. Your duties will include overseeing the process of transport applications and the review of the council's policy to ensure that it remains reflective of current legislation and meet the needs of Camden stakeholders. You will be responsible for supporting the ACC in managing the referrals and placements in Camden's additionally resourced provisions and special schools and lead on ensuring that these process are current and reflective of the Council's needs.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
To be considered for this exciting new position you will have previous experience in a similar post and possess the ability to assess the local area to effectively identify and meet the needs and improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND. You will be responsible for managing a team that is reported in the annual parent/carer and young people's survey to be person centred, responsive, accessible and outcomes focused. You will ensure that parents/carers and young people are clear about processes, where and how to access information and receive help when they ask for it.
Camden's main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King's Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country's first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the 'Why you?' section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on , at , or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Closing dates for applications: Tuesday 15th October 2019, 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Please quote reference: 190000KP