Assessment & Commissioning Officer

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£34,728 - £36,922 per annum
19 Oct 2020
28 Oct 2020
Job role
Contract Type

The Children and Families Act became statutory on 1st September 2014. This brought about significant changes to the way that we provide for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

We are looking for a SEND Assessment and Commissioning Officer to play a key role in improving the outcomes for our children and young people with SEND. You will be joining the SENDACT Team at an exciting time as we develop our ways of working and our person centred approach to supporting children and young people with SEND and their parents and carers.

You will work within the legal requirements of the Children and Families Act 2014 and associated SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 to ensure:

Coordinated, person-centred, outcome focussed and holistic Education, Health and Care

(EHC) needs assessment, planning and review.

Concise, accessible and high quality EHC Plans that identify appropriate provision and support and are forward looking, with planning for key transition points.

Statutory compliance including statutory timescales.

You must be a self–motivated and organised individual with the ability to work as part of a busy team and independently. You must have an awareness and understanding of the impact of SEND on individuals and their families and you must be passionate and committed to the positive impact the EHC needs assessment, planning and provision can have on a child and young person’s access to education and preparation for adult life.

You will also have:

  • Considerable experience of complex SEN casework and managing SEN statutory
  • processes and procedures.
  • A good understanding of relevant legislation and guidance and the ability to keep up to date with changes in legislation and guidance, local policy and practice.
  • Ability to coordinate assessments and produce EHC plans through effective person- centred planning and analysis of information from a variety of sources.
  • The ability to transfer knowledge and skills in to diverse situations and anticipate issues and situations.
  • IT skills to support effective and accurate case recording and casework.

Closing date  

28 October 2020, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Related information

SEND Assessment and Commissioning Officer - Grade 11.pdf – 210KB