Assistant SEND Officer
An Exciting Opportunity...
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
This is an exciting to join a busy, committed and motivated team responsible for the assessment and review of children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) in Brent. The Special Educational Needs Assessment Service is looking for people with experience in Local Authority or school setting who will be able to communicate to a high standard both in writing and verbal with a range of senior staff as well as head teachers, SENCO's and school staff. The post will be the main point of contact for administering the Education, Health and Care assessment and review process, This will require contact with parents/carers, schools and a range of professionals. This is an essential coordination role to assist in meeting the team's performance indicators in delivering Education Health and Care Plans.
The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills to a high standard. They will need to be IT literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Word. The ability to use and maintain a database is a desirable aspect of this post.You must be able to demonstrate excellent organisational, planning and administrative skills to a high standard, alongside being able to plan your workload in order to meet strict deadlines and work collaboratively with team members. You will need to have a flexible approach and be able to respond to changing work demands.
Closing Date: 13 January 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: To be Confirmed
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.