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Assessment & Commissioning Officer- SEND/EHC

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£34,728 - £36,922
Closing date
9 Jan 2022

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Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care
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Contract Type
Full time
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Remote working with a requirement to regular attend an office base and meetings across the local area.

The SEND Assessment & Commissioning Team are expanding!

You will be joining a team at an exciting time, as we look to respond to increasing capacity demands as well as develop our ways of working and improve our person centred approach to supporting children, young people, their families, in partnership with services across education, health and care.  

The right person for the job 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. The role is fundamental to ensuring coordinated, person centred, outcome focused and holistic Education, Health and Care Plans needs assessments and review with appropriate provision and support clearly identified within the EHC plan.

You will need to be resilient, self–motivated and organised individual with the ability to work as part of a busy team and independently to meet strict statutory deadlines, whilst keeping outcomes for children and young people at the heart of what they do.

You will have responsibility for ensuring statutory compliance, specifically within legislative requirements of the Children and Families Act 2014 and associated SEND code of practice: 0 to 25.

You will have:

  • Considerable experience of complex SEN casework and managing SEN statutory processes and procedures
  • The ability to coordinate the day to day functions of a busy team of assessment & review coordinators and business support.
  • The ability to keep up to date with changes in practice, legislation and guidance
  • The ability to produce high quality EHC plans through effective person centred 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  

09 January 2022, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  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.

Important Information

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

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