Positive Employment is currently recruiting for SEND Assistant Advisory Officer for our client based in North London.
The successful post holder will be providing a comprehensive service to enable the Local Authority fulfil its statutory duties in relation to the assessment of pupils with special educational needs by ensuring the efficient and effective implementation of statutory procedures and the appropriate placement and provision arrangements for Enfield residing pupils both inside and outside the area.
- To undertake, organise and develop the efficient and effective implementation of administrative procedures in relation to the EHC needs assessment and review of children/young people with special educational needs and disability ensuring compliance with statutory deadlines
- To ensure that appropriate provision and arrangements, including travel assistance, are made to meet the needs of pupils with SEND taking into account the efficient use of LA resources
- Provide written and verbal advice on the statutory procedures to parents, educational settings, Health and Social Services, support services and other agencies ensuring supportive, sensitive and constructive liaison so that decisions are well supported and have maximum potential for sustainability
- Take appropriate action including the negotiation and agreement of placement and provision of specialist support
- Write EHCPs taking all professional and parental advice into consideration.
- Attend and contribute to Multi Agency Meetings within educational settings to support the development and agreement of outcomes and provision.
- To chair Multi Agency Meetings, where appropriate, to co-ordinate the development and agreement of outcomes and provision.
- Consult and negotiate with headteachers and others to ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils with SEND
- Maintain, review and amend EHCPs
- Ensure arrangements for the appropriate placement of children with SEND in schools, Resourced Provision, Special Schools and other educational facilities/establishments as required
- To ensure that arrangements for travel assistance are considered and arranged as appropriate
- Attend meetings with educational settings and parents to work proactively to minimise the number of cases which are put forward to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST)
- Prepare relevant documents e.g. a chronology, in response to appeals to the Special Educational Needs Tribunal/legal proceedings.
- Assist the Senior Advisory Officers and SEND Service Manager with the preparation of case statements/documents in response to appeals to the Special Educational Needs Tribunal/legal proceedings.
- Liaise with Legal Services and witnesses, as required, in relation to appeals to the Special Educational Needs Tribunal/legal proceedings.
- Consult with educational settings, parents and other professionals in relation to placement, provision, reviews and the maintenance of EHCPs
- To monitor SEND contracts to ensure performance indicators have been reached
- To represent the SEND Service at a range of meetings/panels to present advice regarding pupils with SEND
- Liaise with Health and Social Services, voluntary groups and other agencies as required and work in partnership to develop provision for children/young people with SEN.
- Experience of working within a special educational needs’ environment
- Proficient use of IT systems
- Enhanced DBS Check
- Good communication skills
- Good written skills
- Ability to work effectively within a team
- Sound knowledge of education and the major current and anticipated issues for learners, schools, colleges and the Local Authority in relation to Special Educational Needs
- Experience of working with complex cases
- A clean driving licence and access to a car/mode of transport for business purposes
Working hours: 09.00 pm to 17.30 pm (Monday to Friday)
This is a Temporary role but could possibly become permanent
Please note only candidates eligible to work in the UK will be considered