Directorate: Education Services
Service: SEN and Disabilities
Working for Achieving for Children, you will have the opportunity to operate at the cutting edge of children’s services delivery. We are an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, joined in 2017 by Windsor and Maidenhead, and responsible for delivering the boroughs’ children’s services.
We have been up and running for four years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.
About the Role
Following the completion of the transfer of statements to EHCPs, we want to develop an ongoing moderation and monitoring schedule to ensure that plans reflect the current needs of children and young people.
We will continue to assess and review the effectiveness of our EHCPs, and so are looking to recruit two new Education Health Care Plan Review Officers who will work directly with the SEN Leadership team to oversee the quality of EHCPs, their impact on outcomes, and respond to individual cases where provision or families report that provision needs review.
They will also systematically quality assure and review the impact of a sample of plans to ensure the impact is evidenced and monitored. Recent research suggests all agencies must emphasise the importance of securing positive outcomes and wellbeing for children and young people in - maintained and independent schools and these posts will be able to prioritise this key group of children and young people.
These roles will work closely with the Appeals and Mediation Officer so that has a responsive and timely opportunity to intervene and support placements which are under review.
How to find out more
If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Charis Penfold, firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal discussion.
If you would like more information about this role please see attached the Job Profile
Benefits of working for Achieving for Children
As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.
The successful candidate will have access to;
- Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support
- A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
- Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
- A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
- Tools and models to support , including Signs of Safety
- Reflective supervision from an experienced management team
You will find out more about our organisation at https://www.achievingforchildren.org.uk
How to apply
Before applying please refer to the job description and person specification and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined the role profile.
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.
Closing Date: 6th April 2018