Early Years SEND Co-ordinator, Croydon

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London Borough of CroydonCroydon

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 9 £31,998 - £33,444
Contract term: Maternity Cover

Job Reference Number 06642

About Croydon

Croydon hasn’t seen expansion like we are currently experiencing since the 1960s. We’re already well underway with some £5bn of investment that will be completed over the next few years. New offices, new retail, and new homes will provide well-paid jobs and high-quality accommodation for our rapidly growing population.

Croydon is a naturally ambitious council – so we’re looking for inspirational leaders who share our passion for supporting business growth and responding to local needs.

Strong partnerships are the foundation for the future. That’s why we’re constantly looking forward. We need to find creative new ways of working together with other agencies and the private sector to deal with the financial challenges ahead.

Because with growth comes increased demand – but also huge opportunity.

Chances like this only come along once in a generation, and our task, and maybe yours, is to shape a positive future for Croydon’s residents and businesses alike.

About the Role

Do you have experience of working with children with complex needs? Want to do something a bit different that will develop your skills and perspectives? Do you enjoy a challenge and finding solutions to issues? We are looking for a keen individual to work within the Early Years Special Educational Needs Service.

The role is a fixed term maternity cover appointment for 18 months. The post-holder will be part of the 0-25 SEND Service, recently shortlisted for a Council award for their ‘one team’ approach.

If you have experience in early years education, early years special educational needs or an equivalent SEND qualification then this could be the change you are looking for.

Key elements of the role are:

  • Working closely with children, parents, carers and external services to make sure complex early years children achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Working closely with parents and external services in the co-production of Education, Health and Care Plans.
  • Working closely with parents and stakeholders in relation to statutory processes; for example, reviews, admissions into nursery/mainstream/specialist placements.
  • Working closely with internal and external services on individual casework.
  • Participating in mediation and resolution of any disputes relating to early years children and families.
  • Leading and developing good practice which limits the Authority’s exposure to risk of appeals and complaints.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role please contact Deborah Degnan at Deborah.degnan@Croydon.gov.uk  

Equalities Statement

Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.

Closing Date 23 July 2017

Job location

More about London Borough of Croydon
Address: Head Office, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1EA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8726 6000