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Sen Officer - Grade 12

  • Location

    Oxford, Oxfordshire

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Contracts

  • Salary:

    £18.86 - £19.80 per hour

  • Job ref:

    5105079_1564658017

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    31-08-2019

Our client is seeking a SEN Officer- Grade 12 on the initial 3 month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours-

37 hours per week

Monday - Friday

Pay Rate-

£18.86 p/h

Job Purpose-

  • To be responsible for all aspects SEN casework, for children and young people aged 0 to 13yrs, working with the SEN Casework Team across Oxfordshire and those children placed out of county
  • To develop and secure the highest standards of achievement and inclusion for children and young people with SEN within the policy and budget framework of the Council
  • To assist in the development of policy, procedures and provision for children with SEN;

Duties and Responsible-

  • -Manage and process, under the direction of the responsible Senior school age SEN Officer, statutory casework within legal and internal timelines for a defined geographical area.
  • -Manage the assessment of children and young people with special educational needs in accordance with the SEN Code of Practice including identifying those requiring need assessments, co-ordinating assessments, writing EHC plans and arranging appropriate provision to meet children's needs.
  • Monitor the progress of children and young people with EHC plans including amending EHC plans in the light of Annual Reviews. Attending Annual Reviews as appropriate. Supporting and coordinating Transfer reviews
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and other agencies to meet the needs of children and young people with SEN.
  • Promote the successful inclusion of children and young people with SEN.
  • Contribute to the development of policy, procedures and provision for children with SEN.
  • Participate in the Local Authority's systems for monitoring and quality assurance for children and young people with SEN.
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge relating to SEN casework, including changes to national legislation and departmental policies.
  • Maintain and update on a regular basis, the information held on the SEN service files and databases and to retrieve data and produce management information reports as required.
  • Participate and prepare paperwork for all SEND Panels as required
  • Prepare and present cases on behalf of the Local Authority for SENDIST.
  • Work in partnership with schools, colleges, other agencies, parents and young people to plan and provide suitable post 16 educational provision.
  • Work within an equal opportunities and Children's Rights framework.
  • Monitor the work of Assistant SEN officers when appropriate.
  • Undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time by the Team Leader and senior managers.

Skills and Experience-

  • Knowledge and experience of the SEND Code of Practice and relevant Legislation, including identification and assessments and provision
  • Experience and regular use of Microsoft applications, including the Capita ONE system
  • A high level of understanding of SEND processes and case management, to ensure that the timelines set out in the Code of practice are adhered to at all times.
  • Experience or knowledge of how a school works or how a LA SEN team works
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and have the ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise work
  • Flexible approach to duties and working hours as necessary
  • Proven record of good working relationships with other services and partner organisations
  • Ability to work on your own initiative

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