SEN Assessment Co-Ordinator (x1) & SEN Review and Transfer Co-Ordinator (x2)
Salary £32,418 - £34,209
Permanent, Full time (36 hours) positions
An exciting opportunity has arisen for one SEN Assessment Co-Ordinator and two SEN Review and Transfer Co-Ordinators to work in our SEN Service.
SEN is a statutory service providing support to children and young people with SEN who have an Education Health and Care Plan. We have 3,500 EHC plans and a team of 16 SEN officers alongside 4 team-leaders across four teams: Assessment Team, Review and Transfer Team, Looked After and Vulnerable Children Team and a Post 14 Team.
As pathfinders for the SEND Reforms, Enfield are passionate & ambitious about improving the outcomes for Children & Young People aged 0-25 in the borough with Special Educational Needs &/or Disability. We have a good reputation as a service and recently had a positive Ofsted/CQC Covid 19 review. The service is well supported by The Director of Education, Head of Service and our partners in the Educational Psychology Service, School Admissions, School Improvement and Children and Adult service leads.
To be successful in this role you will have the skills to work as part of a team and also on your own initiative. Good communication skills are essential, along with the ability to prioritise work. You will also need to be ICT proficient and will need to learn how to use the case management system. SEN is a busy service so the ability to be able to work at a fast pace and personal resilience skills are extremely important.
You will offer advice and support to schools and settings in applying for Statutory Needs Assessments and how to lead on Annual Reviews, ensuring all paperwork is submitted to the LA in a timely manner and in line with statutory guidance and deadlines.
You should have knowledge of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice and the Children and Families Act and be able to support parents/carers and young people on the opportunities that are available within the Local Offer.
Previous experience of working within a statutory service is not essential but is desired. A track record of exceptional customer service, the ability to think with a person-centred approach and a high standard of written English and organisation skills to be able to produce outstanding quality Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) are all necessary.
Flexible working hours are available subject to business needs. Core hours of the service are 9.30 to 15.30 Monday to Friday and officers are expected to be available for work during these times. The ability to learn and work remotely and independently is vital. Although some work will require you to work in the office or at settings within the borough & neighbouring boroughs, we anticipate will be working remotely around 50% of the time. You must be able to commute to Enfield, as this is not a full-time remote position.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
How to apply:
This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format and should include your team preference, the Assessment team or the Review and Transfer team.
2. Full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with Children and/or vulnerable adults.
Please note if your supporting statement is longer than 2 A4 pages, your application may not be considered or reviewed
Enfield’s Social Care Centre of Excellence confirms our commitment to creating and maintaining an environment for new and existing staff to be the best and deliver high quality social work to our most vulnerable children and young people. It brings our recruitment, professional development and support into the one portal for social care staff to see what we have to offer and how we are supporting them to continue to learn and develop on a professional basis. For more information please visit https://new.enfield.gov.uk/centreofexcellence/about-us/
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing at 23:59 on Wednesday 29th December 2021
Interview date: 5th January 2022
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
To apply, please click on the link below.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Deniz Akin on 0208 148 4898 or email@example.com
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Kerry Beldam on 0208 132 2341 or Seema Shah on 0208 132 2695 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.
“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.