SEND Case Worker Post 16 - Esher
£29,310 per annum for 36 hours per week, based at our Esher Local Office, Elmbridge Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, KT10 9SD.
You will need a full driving licence and be able to travel and attend meetings both within Surrey and on occasions outside Surrey. You will be a contractual car user.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s Barred List checks will be required for this role.
Surrey 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 to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
About the Role
Our SEND Teams work with parents, schools, colleges and other professionals involved in the education of children and young people with Special Educational Needs. Post 16 Case Workers carry significant responsibility for progressing individual cases in discussion with education colleagues and other agencies, such as Health Trusts and Social Services to produce Educational, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).
This is a vital service and you will have a caring and discreet approach, as well as initiative, enthusiasm and flexibility. The role is essential to the delivery of a new way of working, including providing timely advice and guidance to families, children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).
Experience and/or knowledge of working with Special Educational Needs is essential. You will also have proven experience of using administrative systems with speed, efficiency and accuracy, especially when under pressure and working to tight deadlines. There is a high volume of work and you will need to be able to identify priorities for a wide range of tasks.
It is essential that you are able to work well as part of a team, and have a calm and sensitive approach in face-to-face meetings and telephone calls with parents and young people. You will need good communication skills to build and maintain positive relationships with parents, schools and other agencies.
If you are interested in this challenge and want to make a real difference to young people and families we look forward to receiving your application.
Please ensure that you read and refer to the attached job description and the bottom of this advert when making your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Monday 1st October 2018.
Interviews will take place in Esher on Wednesday 10th October 2018.
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