We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and improving the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here.
Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.
We are a council with high ambitions; we offer a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity, and commitment. We are a learning organisation, and the people that work with us strive for continuous improvement in their practice, supported by professional training and development opportunities. We aim high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.
We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.
About the Role
Haringey are expanding and developing their statutory assessment services and are looking to recruit 5 new case officers.
As the Education Health and Care Plan Case Worker, you will undertake statutory assessments and offer advice and support to children, young people, and families with SEND in accordance with the 2015 Code of Practice and 2014 Children and families Act. You will:
- Ensure that children and young people are assessed within statutory time frames and receive education provision which meets their needs
- Work in partnership with schools, education psychology, social care and health professionals to understand the needs of children with SEND and create appropriate plans for them.
- Work in co-production with children, young people, and their families.
- Co-ordinate Annual reviews in a timely and meaningful way.
- Work to prepare children and young people for adult life, maximising their life chances and opportunities.
- Manage data and performance to ensure that statutory deadlines are met, and quality of plans are outstanding
Lead on mediation and Tribunal work ensuring wherever possible that the Local Authority works co-productively with children, young people, and families.
For a full, comprehensive list of role responsibilities, please refer to the attached job description and person specification.
You will need a sound working knowledge of SEN and disability and a background in education, health, or social care. You should have:
- A professional qualification related to working with children at degree or higher education level
- Additional qualifications related to children (e.g. understanding of child development) are a bonus
- Excellent attention to detail and report writing skills
- Knowledge of the SEND reforms 2014 and 2015 Code of Practice and an understanding of SEND and how it affects children, young people and their families
- A passion for putting children and young people at the heart of their statutory plans and advocating for them to achieve their best outcomes.
- Knowledge and understanding of preparation for adulthood outcomes and best practice
Closing Date: Sunday 28th November 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed