SEND Caseworker Officer/Personal Adviser, Bradford

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City of Bradford Metropolitan District CouncilBradford
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Band SO1/SO2: £26,999 - £31,371 pa
Contract term: Permanent

SEND Caseworker Officer/Personal Adviser
Band SO1/SO2:  £26,999 - £31,371 pa
3 x 37 hours
Established Post
Based at Margaret McMillan Tower

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert, outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

There is an exciting opportunity to join a growing Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) team in Bradford. The Local Authority has clearly defined roles and responsibilities in relation to children and young people with Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans. The Post Holder will be central in ensuring that the Local Authority will meet its duties in the 0-12 SEND Code of Practice.

The post holder will be working closely with children and young people with complex SEN and their families, schools, colleges and external agencies, providing advice and guidance. You will be part of a team of Casework Officers, each responsible for a caseload in a geographical patch of Bradford.

Inter-agency work and casework is a major element of the post’s accountabilities and candidates should, therefore, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an awareness of the SEND legislative framework and procedures for the assessment of children and young people with special educational needs and disability. Candidates should have the ability to identify issues, negotiate and resolve problems using their own initiative. Teaching experience or experience of work in a related area would be useful for this post.

Principal responsibilities will be to facilitate the EHC Needs Assessment for children and young people. The post holder will need excellent analytic, facilitation and document writing skills to collate evidence provided from a range of professionals involved with the child or young person to meet the child’s education, health and social care needs. An EHC planning meeting is an integral part of the process which enables the child/young person and their parent(s)/carers to be fully involved in the process. The post holder will be required to explain the legislative responsibilities of the local authority in issuing EHC plans and making provision to meet the needs of children and young people with SEND to families and a range of professionals from education settings, health and social care.

An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service will be undertaken for this post.

After reading the Job Profile, if you have any queries regarding this post please email Niall Devlin - niall.devlin@bradford.gov.uk

To apply, please click on ‘Apply’

Closing date: 20th January 2020



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