SEN Advisory Officer - Enfield

North London, London
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: ABTW2108C_1566403025
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-08-21
  • Location: North London, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-10-20
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

There is great opportunity for a SEN Advisory Officer to work in the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Service in Enfield.

This position involves providing a comprehensive service to enable the Local Authority (LA) fulfil its statutory duties in relation to the assessment of pupils with special educational needs by ensuring the efficient and effective implementation of statutory procedures and the appropriate placement and provision arrangements for Enfield residing pupils both inside and outside the LA area.

Main Responsibilities

To undertake, organise and develop the efficient and effective implementation of administrative procedures in relation to the EHC needs assessment and review of children/young people with special educational needs and disability ensuring compliance with statutory deadlines

To ensure that appropriate provision and arrangements, including travel assistance, are made to meet the needs of pupils with SEND taking into account the efficient use of LA resources

Provide written and verbal advice on the statutory procedures to parents, educational settings, Health and Social Services, support services and other agencies ensuring supportive, sensitive and constructive liaison so that decisions are well supported and have maximum potential for sustainability

Take appropriate action including the negotiation and agreement of placement and provision of specialist support.

Essential:

Sound knowledge of education and the major current and anticipated issues for learners, schools, colleges and the Local Authority in relation to Special Educational Needs

Good communication skills to be able to liaise, negotiate, mediate and respond to a wide audience including children and young people, parents, schools, Governors, SENCOs and Head Teachers

Ability to build effective relationships and engage in partnership working with a range of customers including parents, their advocates, schools, LA colleagues and professionals

Good written skills to write EHCPs taking all advice into consideration, to prepare Tribunal Case Statements and to produce a range of written correspondence

Ability to work effectively within a team and contribute to the team ethos yet with the initiative to work independently, as required, and to support individuals, institutions and also organisations

Ability to work effectively with conflicting demands and to deadlines

Proficient use of IT systems and awareness of EMS to support the delivery of the service

Experience of working within a special educational needs environment

Desirable:

Experience of working with complex cases

A clean driving licence and access to a car/mode of transport for business purposes

Please submit your most up to date CV and contact ALEX BLYTH at Tradewind Recruitment to discuss this opportunity further.

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