EHCP Coordinator

Posted 5 February by Brampton Training and Consultancy Featured

EHCP Co-ordinator

West London

£263.58 per hour Umbrella PAYE

Contracted

JOB PURPOSE:

The SEN Service operates in a fast paced, complex interpersonal environment focused on children
and young people with high level and complex special educational needs, their parents/carers,
schools and other professionals, and requires an enhanced level of communication and case
management skills.
The SEN Service administers and is responsible for statutory SEN functions contained within the
Education Act 1996 and the Children and Families Act 2014. The service is customer facing and
has significant contact with members of the public and other professionals from within and outside
of the council, schools and other settings. Consequently, the service needs to manage crucial
interfaces with support services, including Children’s Social Care and Health, as well as
maintaining excellent multi agency working relationships
The SEN Senior EHCP Coordinator is the primary and face-to-face contact for children, young
people and their families and is responsible for the completion of the core SEN processes. The
postholder will maintain a caseload, set up and maintain positive and professional working
relationships and work in partnership with families, education settings, health and social care
services, whilst ensuring compliance with relevant legislation.

The post holder will:

  • Coordinate assessments and casework across the SEND Service, ensuring that casework
    is legally compliant whilst remaining child centred, pro-active and responsive to the needs
    of children and young people and paying due regard to the views of parents
  • Be the primary point of contact for the parents/carers of children and for young people,
    across the 0 - 25 age range, who have a Statement of SEN, who are undergoing an
    Education, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment or who have an Education, Health
    and Care plan, who are resident in or Looked After by the London Borough of
    Hammersmith and Fulham.
  • Coordinate and actively support a person centred, outcome focused multi agency approach
    to assessment, planning and support, ensuring that children, young people and parents are
    treated as equal partners in the assessment and planning process.
  • Attend meetings and panels concerning children and young people at schools and other
    settings and ensure the statutory processes for supporting those children and young people
    to make progress towards achieving their agreed outcomes are efficient and effective.
  • Understand and respect the rights of young people with SEND and ensure their meaningful
    participation in their own Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans and within the wider
    community.
  • Ensure that systems are clearly and consistently updated with all relevant information in a timely manner.
  • Support the effective and efficient commissioning of suitable educational provision and
    placement for children with a Statement of SEN or an EHC Plan, with a focus on
    accountability for outcomes.
  • Engage and build respectful, transparent and effective relationships with children and
    young people with SEN, their families, education settings, and work across multiple
    agencies to ensure the needs of those with SEN are met.
  • Contribute to the development of initiatives and partnerships that encourage children and
    young people to build strong links with their local community and support the growth of
    positive perceptions of young people.
  • Support panels and any relevant decision making processes professionally and competent

Key requirements:

Qualifications:
Essential:
 Education to A Level / NVQ Level 4
Desirable:
 SEN-related qualification (knowledge of children’s SEN and/or school SEN
systems)
 Degree level qualification or equivalent

Knowledge & Experience:
Essential
 A good knowledge of the Children & Families Act (2014); SEN Code of Practice
2015 and Education Act 1996 and any subsequent revisions or new legislation is
essential; experience of applying it in practice is highly desirable.
 Relevant experience in an educational setting, local authority, or with children and
young people in a related field.
 Experience of successfully managing casework or a caseload.
 Good interpersonal skills and experience of supporting shared problem solving
with a range of people including children and young people, parents and
practitioners.
 A good understanding of the nature and importance of partnership working and
managing multiple stakeholders and evidence of good practice in this area.
 Good communication skills and being able to provide clear, concise and effective
written and verbal communication.
 Knowledge of the pathways through the education system for children and young
people, and a good understanding of Preparation for Adulthood
 Experience of using negotiation and conflict resolution skills successfully.
 Demonstrably good organisational skills with the capacity to manage competing
demands and meet deadlines within timescales
Desirable
 Knowledge and experience of education and Children’s Services.
 Knowledge of local education, health and social care provision.
 Experience of administering legally compliant SEN or other statutory processes.
 Experience of working with parents/carers/young people and/or school staff at all
levels.
 Excellent administrative skills including confidence in using Microsoft Office and
relevant databases such as Excel, Tribal and Capita.
 Knowledge of Equalities Act, Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding legislation.

Please note Brampton Group can only offer an Umbrella PAYE rate for this role

Required skills

  • Case Management
  • Safeguarding
  • SEN
  • Social Care
  • Casework

Reference: 34398079

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