SEN Officer

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 4 (£25,775 - £31,385) per annum
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 03/05/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: CH002LS

This is a high pressure role in an LA front line service. We are seeking a person who is able to multi-task, deliver effective outcomes in relation to the role, and manage a large caseload independently.

Acting as a contact for parents to offer technical advice and support with regard to the assessment process.

Writing Education, Health and Care Plans based on evidence from professional and other reports in clear, concise and accessible language.

To operate and co-ordinate the education, health and care assessment procedures and processes for all those with EHC Plans, based on a defined caseload, to enable appropriate educational provision to be made for children and young people with special educational needs within statutory timescales

To attend meetings where necessary and ensure the LA role is carried out effectively, to schedule and minute parental meetings and represent the LA at relevant planning meetings, including multi-agency meetings where the needs of an individual pupil are the subject of the meeting. These meetings may be in schools or other community settings.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.
Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London.
The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.
As a Medway Council employee you will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking relevant training opportunities, enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee advice, information and counselling service, employee forums and an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.
Important Information
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager Genny Cherriman call 01634 337177.
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in hard copy format, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.




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