SEND Case 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.
We have recently completed a restructure of the Special Educational Needs Assessment Service. This is an exciting time to join a busy, committed and motivated team. In accordance with the Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice, the post requires working in partnership with colleagues within Brent and the wider community to deliver excellent services and effective support to children and their families who are identified as having special needs and disability.
You will be working within a team, in a diverse community, to assist in delivering the best possible outcomes for Brent young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability. It is an interesting and diverse role that offers valuable and rewarding outcomes for the Brent community.
The post requires collaborative working with parents and young people as well as internal and external colleagues.
Our ideal candidate will:
• have previous experience of working within a SEN setting, school or Local Authority
• have knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice 2015
• be literate with good working knowledge of an electronic case management system and Microsoft word
• be a superb communicator at all levels, with excellent organisational skills
• possess excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing whilst maintaining a professional approach at all times
• have strong negotiation skills and experience in preparing cases for the Special Educational Needs & Disability Tribunal
• have experience of working with a range of professionals ensuring an integrated approach for children and young people with Special Educational Needs.
Closing Date: 28 July 2020 (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. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
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. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.