SEND Casework Manager
Your new organisation
Your new organisation Southend on Sea Borough Council is a Unitary local authority, providing vital services to meet the needs of the local community. We employ around 1,800 staff who are working alongside our partners and local communities to deliver the Southend 2050 ambition and make lives better for the people of Southend.
Working for Southend on Sea Borough Council offers a challenging and rewarding career in local government within a collaborative and innovate environment, with the benefit of flexible working practices to support a positive work life balance. As a Unitary Authority we are responsible for all local government functions ranging from social services, transport, public health and parks through to planning, trading standards, community safety and education, so we offer a wide range of career opportunities. The diversity of our economy and communities and investment in a number of exciting regeneration projects makes our Council a great place to work, learn and make a difference.
Your new role
The Council have a rare opportunity for a full time SEND Casework Manager to join the SEND Service on a fixed term contract basis (until 09/01/2023). This role is offered on a flexible and hybrid working pattern and will be predominantly working from home with some required visits to school, office etc. This will be reviewed in line with any Public Health advice around social distancing.
As a SEND Casework Manager, you will lead a team of EHCP Coordinators & EHC Assessment Officers to deliver Education Health and Care plans and all statutory processes in line with statutory frameworks and legislation ensuring key performance indicators are met. You will be responsible for overseeing the EHCNA process and that assessments result in high-quality, person-centred plans. You will ensure that appropriate SEND provision for children and young people (0 - 14) with an EHCP is available within the Borough wherever possible to achieve outcomes in line with the Council's Close to Home policy. You will ensure the effective transitions of children with EHC Plans and to monitor provision and progress towards outcomes.
For an informal chat about the role and/or to request a copy of the full job description, please contact Uzo Nebechi on 01702352452.
What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for this role, previous experience of working at a supervisory level in a SEND related role is essential. It is important that you have solid knowledge of SEND systems in schools, the requirements of the Data Protection Act and General Data Protection Regulations. To be successful in this role, a working knowledge of the legislation in relation to Special Educational Needs and the Code of Practice is also required.
You need to be able to build effective working relationships with parents, carers and children with SEND and also need to be able focus on high standard of customer care. The ability to give sound advice regarding policies and procedures for pupils with SEND is a must for this role.
What you'll get in return
If you join the Council, you will enjoy a range of benefits including flexible working (with a blended approach to office and home working), salary sacrifice schemes, 24 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) and excellent training and development opportunities. A full list of benefits provided by Southend-On-Sea Borough Council can be found on the Jobs at the council web page under the "Why Work for us Tab".
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.
Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.