EHCP Caseworker SEND

Haringey, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTW1908_1629365829
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2021-08-19
  • Location: Haringey, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-18
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Recruitment are currenty recruiting for an EHCP Caeworker to work in SEND service for our client in Haringey.

The Education Health and Care Plan Caseworker is the key professional in bringing together and identifying key information on children's special educational needs across professional groups and agencies and is responsible for writing the education health and care plan for a child (EHCP) in collaboration with the parent and child.

The EHCP is a statutory document that must be written in a way that complies with local and national and local policies and approaches to SEND, in particular the 2014 Code of Practice. The EHCP Caseworker must identify appropriate outcomes and resourcing that is then devolved to settings in order to support children and young people with SEND between the ages of 0-25 years. The educational health and care plan is a statutory document, and the support must be delivered by the educational establishment, in the way described in the EHCP.

Main duties:

  • To work with children young people and families to identify their wishes, views and aspirations. As part of this the post holder must be able to work with key professionals to communicate with children and young people with SEND.
  • To be responsible for receiving and interpreting reports and advice for proposed education health and care plans for children with SEND
  • To work in a multidisciplinary way to identify needs, outcomes and proposed resourcing for the child's education health and care plan across health education and social care
  • To write the EHCP within national guidance and local guidance for education health and social care, and with detailed knowledge of the boroughs 'Local Offer', including awareness of teaching approaches and methods of differentiation and local school places and types
  • To be aware of thresholds for of resourcing, including personal budgets, and be able to assess and recommend indicative levels of personal budget in line with local policy if requested by the family and agreed by the relevant team manager
  • To independently meet with parents to discuss proposed EHCP's and parental response to EHCP's, negotiating and resolving and areas of disagreement, with an awareness of local resource.
  • To maintain and update database in relation to all special educational needs processing and ensure statistical data is available to colleagues and others.
  • To ensure that the decisions of the relevant decision-making panels are carried out in a timely way
  • To draft responses to Council Members and Members of Parliament on individual cases.
  • To keep up-to-date with current legislation and undergo training as appropriate for professional development, including SEND, safeguarding and support

Skills and experience:

  • Local authority experience in this role
  • Professional qualification related to working with children at degree or higher education level
  • Additional qualifications related to children e.g. Understanding of child development
  • Knowledge of the code of practice as it affects performance targets and funding for children to meet their SEND needs
  • Knowledge of the SEND reforms 2014
  • Understanding of SEND and how it affects learning and social inclusion
  • Understanding of mental capacity
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Well- developed negotiation skills and conflict resolution
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EHCP Caseworker SEND

Haringey, London