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SEND Officer - Hillingdon Council

SEND Officer - Hillingdon Council

  • Location

    Hillingdon, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £400 - £401 per day

  • Contact:

    Ben Holden

  • Contact email:

    ben@remedymedical.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    401

  • Salary low:

    400

  • Job ref:

    Ben - SEND_1652775428

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-06-16

Hillingdon Council are looking for a SEND Officer to join their council.

ROLE PURPOSE:

  • To have case management responsibility for a caseload of children, young people and their families who are undergoing an education, health and care assessment or have a an education, health and care plan, ensuring a person centred approach and a culture of 'putting our residents first' is maintained. This will include undertaking SEND key working functions during the assessment process.
  • To proactively work with educational settings to identify those children and young people most in need of progression through the local area SEND pathway.
  • To provide advice and guidance to educational settings in relation the local area SEND pathway and their use of Element 2 SEN budget and to make recommendations in relation to statutory and non statutory decision making.

Responsible for:

  • a caseload of children and young people (CYP) with special educational needs and disability (SEND) and ensuring the statutory assessment process from 0 to 25 years is undertaken within the statutory deadlines;
  • attending and chairing meetings with families and professionals to undertake the assessment process;
  • drafting outcome focussed initial Education Health & Care (EHC) Plan to capture basic information;
  • managing the statutory assessment process, working in partnership with parents/carers, children and young people and external agencies, ensuring children and young people are centrally involved and consulted with in line with the Children and Families Act 2014 and Code of Practice;
  • ensuring all transitions between education settings and/or life phases are well managed and seamless, with children, young people and their parents/carers involved in planning for their transition to adulthood;
  • providing information, advice and guidance to support planning including preparation for adulthood for CYP;
  • attending annual review meetings to provide information, advice and guidance to CYP, parent/carers and professionals;
  • providing information, advice and guidance to educational settings in relation to statutory and non statutory decision making and pathways of support for children and young people with SEN;
  • supporting education settings in generating, reviewing and monitoring non-statutory My Support Plans relating to Special Educational Needs, and offering advice and guidance to education settings in how best to improve outcomes for their children and young people;
  • ensuring a high level of scrutiny is given to the efficient and effective use of public resources, being mindful of any the financial implications relating to cases.