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Designated Social Care Officer (DSCO)

  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SW/20/133911
  • Published: Mon 21/09/2020, 17:20 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/10/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18 hours per week
  • Salary: £45,594 - £52,569
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Southwark, London , Southwark

Additional Details

Two Year Fixed term Contract,  Part Time - 18 hours a week

This post requires an enhanced DBS check.

Benefits: https://www.jobsatsouthwark.co.uk/why-us/

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to shape this new role aimed at strengthening collaborative working between Education, Health and Social care.

The DSCO will strategically lead in framing the social care elements of the SEND strategy across the local authority and ensure we are in compliance with legislative requirements of the SEND Code of Practice (2015), as we are meeting our statutory responsibilities under the Children and Family Act (2014) and Care Act (2014) are met.

As the DSCO you will attend the weekly SEN Panel and follow up on the social care actions from that panel. You will also take a role in ensuring social care services are reflected in the local offer, coordinating EHC assessments with other social care assessments, and understanding thresholds.

To be successful in this role you will need to hold a recognised qualification in social work, education or other relevant profession, and have an in-depth knowledge of social care processes, the SEND reforms agenda. You will also need to have effective leadership and negotiation skills, and used to working collaboratively with Directors and mangers to drive organisational developments and changes.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Kerry Rabey at Kerry.Rabey@southwark.gov.uk

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date: 11 October 2020.

Interviews and Assessments: 23 October 2020.

(COVID-19) - information for job applicants Southwark Council are following the most recent Government guidelines surrounding Corona virus. During this period, we still look forward to receiving your application and if successful, we will be conducting interviews remotely via video link.  Details will be confirmed via email, if successful.

  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SW/20/133911
  • Published: Mon 21/09/2020, 17:20 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/10/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18 hours per week
  • Salary: £45,594 - £52,569
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Southwark, London , Southwark

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