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Statutory Services Team Manager

Our client is currently seeking for an experienced Service Manager to join the public sector to produce the following for their organisation,

Experience required:

  • Substantial experience in the field of SEN and disability including working with children and young people with SEN or their families
  • Supervising and managing staff
  • Budget monitoring and reporting
  • Working in an SEN team
  • Degree level Qualified
  • Responsible to the Service SEND manager.
  • APPLICANT MUST HAVE A DRIVING LICENCE AND OWN A CAR!

Main responsibilities:

  1. To lead and manage the multi-disciplinary process of assessing children's SEN and the preparation of Education Health and Care Assessments in accordance with current guidance and timescales.
  1. To lead the SEN team in developing processes to meet the demands of new legislation.
  1. To chair the Decision, Resource and Ratification Panel, and be responsible for key decision making in relation to SEN statutory processes.
  1. To ensure that appropriate and timely provision is made for pupils with Statements of SEN or EHC plans
  1. To plan for and commission SEN provision including special school places and outreach/support services
  1. To draw up and monitor contracts with out-Council's and non-maintained schools
  1. To ensure that provision and outcomes for children with SEN are appropriately monitored.
  1. To oversee the SEN budget, including monitoring expenditure, analysis of trends, preparation of regular monitoring reports, prediction/planning of future costs and ensuring efficient use of resources.
  1. To lead and manage a team of Assessment Co-ordinators, including their appointment, work allocation, professional development, supervision and appraisal.
  1. To support team members and other colleagues in relation to complex casework.
  1. To ensure SEN and workflow data is accurately and efficiently recorded and to provide reports on a regular basis or as required by senior managers.
  1. To maintain an effective partnership with parents of children with SEND, supporting their understanding of legislation and processes and encouraging their involvement in the assessment process.
  1. To promote and ensure the involvement of children and young people in assessment and planning in relation to their needs, including access to advocacy.
  1. To deal with complaints and prepare for/represent the Local Authority at mediation, disagreement resolution meetings and SEND Tribunals.
  1. To work with partner agencies, including Health and Social Care to ensure the needs of children with the most complex SEND are assessed and provided for in a holistic and co-ordinated manner.
  1. To develop joint approaches to decision making, planning, commissioning and funding with health and social care colleagues.
  1. To work closely with early years providers, schools and further education providers to support their understanding of legislation and processes in relation to SEN and disability
  1. To work closely with the Strategy Manager SEN to prepare for forthcoming legislative changes in relation to SEN and Disability, the Local Offer, multiagency working, and providing for children and young people 0-25.
  1. To work with the Strategy Manager SEN to monitor the quality of SEN provision and use of resources in schools and other educational settings, including use of delegated funding, to support the inclusion and progress of children with SEN.
  1. To work with the Strategy Manager SEN to review and update the Council's's SEN policy.
  1. To represent the Local Authority as necessary at regional/national meetings.
  1. To liaise on an ongoing basis with SEN managers in Bournemouth and Dorset to support a Pan-Dorset approach to SEN processes and provision
  1. To undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time commensurate with the level of the post.
  1. To comply with all decisions, policies and standing orders of the Council and any relevant statutory requirements, including the Equality Act, the Health and Safety at Work Act and Data Protection Act.

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