Would you like to be a part of The London Borough of Hounslow, whose diverse workforce are committed to making a positive difference for our residents and visitors by ensuring the quality of our services are maintained to a high standard?
Hounslow Council is an outstanding council serving an outstanding borough. With brilliant, visionary leadership, a dynamic Cabinet and a can-do culture, we’ve built strong partnerships across the borough which have transformed how we serve one of London’s most diverse boroughs. Hounslow is the world in one place, full of potential, but a borough hit hard -socially and economically -by Covid-19. We have stepped up for our residents and businesses like never before.
Purpose of the Role:
To undertake the statutory requirements under the C&F 2014 in relation to Education, Health and Care needs assessments and reviews. To draft EHC plans, identifying key aspects of the professional guidance and summarising in line with the legislation, SEND Code of Practice and council policy. To provide comprehensive casework management and administration to ensure the effectiveness of EHC processes.
The post holder will maintain a caseload, set up and maintain positive and professional working relationships and work in co-production with families, education settings, health, and social care services, whilst ensuring compliance with relevant legislation. To engage and build respectful, transparent, and effective relationships with children and young people with SEND, their families, education settings, and work across multiple agencies to ensure the needs of those with SEN are met.
- Monitor and review all cases on a daily basis to ensure that statutory timescales are being met, following up with relevant professionals as to any outstanding advice and to alert and update the Team Manager and/or EHC Lead Officer as to caseload for the team
- To liaise with and advise, parents, carers, schools, colleges, providers and other stakeholders on aspects of the SEND Code of Practice, SEND and related legislation as it affects the conduct of statutory assessments and annual reviews in relation to individual CYP
- To maintain up to date records systems for CYP with EHCPs ensuring they are clearly and consistently updated with all relevant information in a timely manner, providing an audit trail of involvements so that statistical information can be produced
- Liaise with other authorities on a range of issues including placement of Children Looked After, children and young people moving in or out of the Boroughs with Education, Health and Care Plan. To log and respond to queries for placement in Borough Mainstream and Special Schools from other Authorities
- Good communication skills and being able to provide clear, concise and effective written and verbal communication.
- To be able to act on their own initiative after receiving appropriate direction
- Demonstrably good organisational skills with the capacity to manage competing demands and meet deadlines within timescales
- Significant and demonstrably knowledge and understanding of legislation and guidance, policy and procedures in relation to SEN and Disability procedures
Essential for the Role: Enhanced DBS
We value diversity in its broadest sense. We're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves, give of their best and reach their full potential. We believe that a diverse workforce helps us to better understand our communities and deliver the best services for our residents. We want to receive applications from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background. We want to harness the mix and ensure that everybody can apply and be part of our recruitment processes. We will therefore make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates.
This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements.
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