Working on behalf of a Local Authority, Aatom Recruitment has an excellent opportunity for an experienced SEN Caseworker Assistant on 6 months contract with a possibility of an extension.
Purpose of the role –
To assist the Education Officers, SEND in drafting EHC plans, co-ordinating amendments to EHC plans following annual reviews and assisting with the placement of pupils in appropriate provision .
To assist the Education Officers, SEND in the co-ordination of the statutory assessment process for pupils with SEND ensuring that they are supported in mainstream environments wherever possible and appropriate in accordance with the SEN Code of Practice 2015, the client’s SEND Strategy and the graduated approach to meeting SEN.
To work within all statutory timescales relevant to each stage of the statutory assessment process.
To assist Education Officers in the drafting of EHC plans, ensuring that they contain SMART outcomes and are written in clear and concise language.
To amend EHC plans under the direction of the Education Officers as a result of changes required following annual reviews, changes in placement etc. To ensure that parents/carers and children and young people are at the centre of all planning and review.
To ensure that children and young people attend maintained schools in the vity wherever possible and appropriate in accordance with the SEN Code of Practice 2015 and that every possible effort is made to support them within the City. To liaise closely with partners, in particular Social Care and Health in the carrying out of an EHC assessment.
To support parents and carers in consideration of whether they wish to request a Personal Education budget for a child or young person with an EHC plan and to advise them of the process involved in such considerations.
To keep up to date with all changes in SEND legislation, policy and guidance. To advise parents on all aspects of the EHC assessment process.
To attend annual review meetings. To ensure that when placing a child, the options appraisal process is rigorously followed and that Value for Money principles are applied.
To liaise with schools, head teachers, governing bodies and other professionals within Children’s Services and partner agencies on all aspects of the statutory assessment process.
To collaborate closely with internal partners and external agencies on all aspects of the EHC assessment and placement process.
To attend all relevant panel meetings as requested by the Education Officers.
To get more information about this role and how to apply please contact us on 02476 992143