Job Description

SEND Key Worker – To support children, young people and families who have an EHCP or are going through the Needs Assessment Process. Picking up associated case work and completion of updating EHC Plans.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Co-ordinate a person centered, outcome focused multi agency approach to assessment, planning and support ensuring that young people, where possible, and parents are treated as equal partners in the assessment and planning process for the co-production of EHCPs. Act as the main key worker to children and young people allocated to your caseload who require a SEND needs assessment and / or EHCP. 2. Act as the Named Officer and main point of contact for named setting, schools, colleges and specialist institutions in and out of the Local Authority’s footprint attended by children and young people with SEND who are residents of Cheshire East Council. 3. Attend multi agency co-production meetings, chairing the meetings as needed. Analyse and evaluate educational, medical, social care and psychological advice and other relevant information and reports collected under the statutory assessment of a child’s or young person’s special educational needs and make balanced, outcome focused service delivery recommendations. 4. Meet with children and young people, their parents and carers, to discuss and resolve issues relating to SEND support decisions including where necessary formal mediation. Directing families and young people to Independent Advice and Support or advocacy services as needed. 5. Submit evidence to appropriate Moderation Panels with sufficient information, evidence and costs to enable decision making. 6. Support the wider SEND team to build a strong inclusive approach in advising and supporting young people and their parents, carers or representatives on matters relating to the provision of appropriate special educational needs support to help them make informed choices through the decision making process. This OFFICIAL July 19 will require the job holder to act in an advisory capacity in relation to their area of expertise. 7. Represent the Local Authority at informal and formal mediation and appeals including those at First Tier Tribunal (SEN and Disability). 8. Review commissioned provision in order to track the child or young person’s progress and outcomes, taking appropriate action to ensure outcomes for individual young people are achieved. 9. Liaise with non-educational agencies to ensure that appropriate non-educational services are provided. Advise schools and other relevant parties to ensure that they meet the needs of pupils with SEND and make best use of SEND funding. 10.Ensure resources are allocated, monitored and reviewed to support implementation of SEND support and EHCPs in accordance with guidelines including advice on criteria for accessing and using personal budgets. Monitor, review and analyse relevant data including outcome measures for the purposes of reporting on the young person’s progress against outcomes in plans.

Graduate level qualification, or equivalent, in a relevant field (e.g. Education/Social Work/ health related /Educational Psychology or similar NVQ Level 4 – Advice & Guidance/ NVQ Level 4 in learning, development and support services for children, young people and those who care for them (LDSS)/ Post / DIP Career Guidance/Diploma/degree Youth and Community/PGCE/Social Work qualification/equivalent etc.)

What’s on offer for the Support Worker?

  • Excellent competitive pay rate
  • Excellent management structure with experienced leaders
  • Desirable location with excellent transport links
  • A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 2 years of employment

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

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