SEND Caseworker Level 2
A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, skilled and motivated SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Caseworker to join the Special Educational Needs and Disability team in Sleaford.
About the role
The SEND Caseworker will manage a defined caseload of assessments, facilitating and coordinating the EHC assessment process for children and young people (0-25 year olds) who require an education, health and care plan within statutory timescales. Ensuring appropriate services and provisions are provided to meet children and young peoples’ needs and help them to achieve the best possible educational, health and care outcomes.
The SEND Caseworker will work in partnership with children, young people, their families, professional agencies and the third sector, to develop, draft and write final needs led EHC plans, to achieve stated objectives, outcomes and aspirations.
Further the SEND Caseworker will ensure the child, young person and their family can participate as fully as possible in decision-making.
The successful candidate will need to have:
- A degree or equivalent in a Children’s Services related area, or substantial relevant proven ability in a previous similar role.
- Significant experience of working with families, children and young people with complex SEN needs.
- Extensive working knowledge, adherence to, and application of SEND legislation, including the Education Act (1996), the Children and Family Act (2014), SEN Code of Practice and Equality Act (2010).
- The ability to deal with complex multi-faceted issues.
- Sufficient knowledge and practice ability to take a case from assessment, service provision, review and to closure with minimum direction or support.
- The ability to effectively chair and facilitate a range of meetings.
- Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.
- Excellent customer service skills, whilst demonstrating the ability to exercise tact and discretion when dealing with complex and sensitive cases.
- Ability to think creatively within the resources available to lead and develop multi-agency solutions that meet the needs, objectives and aspirations of children and young people.
- Ability to supervise staff.
Lincolnshire Children's Services has a strong reputation for providing focused and evidence based training and career progression at all levels.
We are an ambitious, progressive organisation that strives to provide modern and responsive public services to the residents of Lincolnshire. We are a large diverse employer that recognises and values the contribution of our workforce. Proud of our achievements we look to strengthen our current workforce in a range of service areas.
We offer an extensive package of benefits including an excellent pension, up to 32 days annual leave and a great car lease scheme.
For an informal and confidential conversation about the role, please contact Rosemary Durbin on 07917527018.
Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check
All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.
On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.
We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.
Lincolnshire 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.
In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.