Hillingdon Council: Putting our residents first.
Hillingdon Council are building on the best practice learnt through the implementation of the SEND Reforms to make some exciting changes to our SEND Services. We are committed to delivering the best service possible to children and young people with SEND and their families and want to work closely with our educational settings to ensure special educational needs and disabilities are well supported.
About the role
In order to progress to a more holistic and integrated way of working, we have established a multi-disciplinary, 0-25years, SEND Advisory Service. The SEND Advisory Service (SAS) merges several existing, outstanding professionals, including Early Years Advisors, SEND Key Workers, Language and ASD advisors and the Multi-Sensory team. We are seeking to appoint a new, dynamic Team Manager to become an integral part of this enterprising team.
You will have direct/indirect line-management for the two existing SEND advisory teams: EY and Schools/Post 16 which include Early Years SEND advisors; ASD, SEMH and Language Advisors and the Principal SEND Advisors. You will be responsible for ensuring that both of these outstanding teams provide person-centred support to children/young people 0-25; works in partnership with parents/carers, health services and other professionals and supports children/young people through the transition into education, FE, employment etc. You will also provide clear and inspirational leadership to embed and review transformational processes and procedures.
You will support these teams of professionals to ensure that children and young people with SEND are being supported to fulfil their full potential and that their families are at the heart of decision making. You will work in partnership with educational settings across the borough to identify and support children who may have special educational needs or disabilities, which includes providing training where required. This may be through overseeing training programmes or delivery through our well attended SENCO forums.
In addition to working in close collaboration with the SAS Service Manager to operationalise key strategic priorities, you will be working in partnership with a counterpart SEND Advisory Team Manager (Sensory and Keyworking), the Education Psychology Service and SEND statutory team managers to ensure a joined-up approach to the allocation of limited funding and resources.
You will also be responsible for working collegially with Education, Health and Social care to evaluate the effectiveness of SEND Provision and you will develop and coordinate a multi-disciplinary approach to support areas of development, including policy, procedure, knowledge and practice.