Senior EHC Officer

Posted 13 June 2024
Salary Up to £40 per hour
LocationBarking and Dagenham
Job type Contract
Discipline Social Care
ReferenceJodie Kane_1718292165
Contact NameJodie Kane

Job description

Job Description

  • Providing expert advice to colleagues and the wider partnership regarding SEND legislation, in line with the Children and Families Act 2014, Education Act 1996, Equality Act 2010, SEND Regulations 2014, Care Act 2014, Children Act 1989, Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970, and any developments in disagreement resolution, mediation and Tribunal Procedure Rules, supporting legislatively compliant practice.
  • Attend disagreement resolution meetings with parent carers and relevant professionals to settle disputed issues without the need for formal legal redress wherever possible
  • Represent the local authority at mediation and First Tier Special Educational Needs and Disability (SENDIST), under the direction of the EHC Team Manager, and act as the single point of contact for parent carers and their representatives.
  • Lead the case management of SENDIST appeals, including the drafting and preparation of the Local authority responses to grounds of appeal, applications, and responses to orders and directions, ensuring all judicial deadlines are met.
  • Responsible for maintaining records of mediation and SENDIST casework to provide data to inform responses to Freedom of Information requests, in addition to providing regular data reports (monthly) on outcomes with analysis, which includes highlighting key issues, lessons learned and any financial or practice implications.

Benefits of working with Remedy

  • A personal one-one service from your highly experienced dedicated consultant.
  • Top tier supplier across London giving us first access to jobs
  • Referral bonus - up to £250* per person placed.
  • Double payrolls each week.

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Remedy Social Care is a APSCo Standard agency and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the vulnerable. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS. Our objective is to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and ability regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. All applications will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit.