SEND Caseworker (Lincoln and West Lindsay)
We are looking for a creative and dedicated individual to join our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Team as a SEND Caseworker. If you are passionate and committed to working in partnership with children, young people and their families across the county to achieve their aspirations then we want to hear from you.
SEND Caseworker (Lincoln West Lindsay Locality)
The SEND Team manage, facilitate and co-ordinate the statutory assessment of children and young people (0-25 years old) who require an education, health and care (EHC) plan and provision, which are of a complex and sensitive nature. They ensure that children and young people receive the appropriate services and provision to meet their needs and help them achieve the best possible educational, health and care outcomes.
The SEND Team also facilitate and co-ordinate the statutory review process of EHC plans.
Throughout all aspects of their work the SEND Team develop and work in partnership with children, young people and their families to ensure they are able to participate as fully as possible in decision-making and planning to support independence and preparation for adulthood.
We are looking for someone who has:
- a degree level qualification or equivalent in a Children’s Services related area, or have substantial relevant proven ability in a previous similar role
- significant experience of working with families, children and young people with complex special educational needs.
- extensive working knowledge of relevant legislation.
- excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills and communication skills.
- the ability to supervise staff.
The interviews for this post are anticipated to take place across 25th, 26th and 27th September 2019; however this may be subject to change.
If you feel that you fit the criteria above we would welcome your application and look forward to receiving it.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kate Capel on 01522 553636.
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 'Silver Medallist' 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.
We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.