SEN Case Officer

Brighter Futures for ChildrenReading

Brighter Futures for Children is improving outcomes for Reading’s children, young people and families. We are an independent, not-for-profit company, wholly owned by Reading Borough Council. Our responsibility is to deliver quality children’s services, early help, education and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) services in the Borough.

The position of SEN Case Officer is to co-ordinate Education, Health and Care (EHC) Assessments and plans for a caseload of children and young people (CYP) with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), leading to high quality outcome focused EHC Plans and working in collaboration with families and professionals throughout the process.

You will support effective multi-agency working to support the development of comprehensive Education, Health and Care Plans, Annual Reviews and positive multi-agency working relationships. This includes collating assessment reports, facilitating multi-agency meetings and meetings with families.

The post holder will also draft high quality Education, Health and Care Plans, which are clear, accessible and outcome focused and in line with the legal and statutory requirements described in the Children and Family’s Act and SEND Code of Practice.

Whilst ensuring Education, Health and Care plans are amended following annual reviews and within statutory timescales as well as maintain up-to-date records ensuring the relevant databases are updated. Collate and write reports as required for meetings such as the SEN Panel, funding requests and for SEND tribunals.

Essential knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Education to degree level or equivalent. A professional qualification in Education, Health or Social Care is desirable.
  • Experience in Special Educational Needs and Disability arena either in Education, Social Care or Health and of multi-agency working - to have an understanding of the roles of different agencies.
  • Likewise, experience of working with parents and families - to be able to develop excellent working relationships with families and work effectively with them in a person-centred way.

For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Nikki Stevens, SEND Team Manager by emailing nikki.stevens@brighterfuturesforchildren.org

To apply for this role, please visit this website.

Closing date: Sunday 28 February 2021 • Interviews: TBC

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidates.

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