Send Key Worker [Macclesfield] #5129777
x2 plan writers to support backlog of new assessments due to increased number of NA into SEND from schools. NVQ 4 required as an absolute minimum.
JOB PURPOSE To undertake statutory assessments and the development and maintenance of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) across the Local Authority for Children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Maintaining a caseload of children with EHCPs and attend annual reviews and make changes to plans as required. Liaise with providers of childcare, education or vocational provision to source appropriate placements for children and young people with EHCP. Provide advice and support to parents and Educational Settings about SEND Code of practice procedures, and how to request an assessment of need and suitable provision in an EHCP to meet identified needs. 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. The job holder may be required at any time to under take any work up to and/or at a level consistent with existing responsibilities. These tasks may be at any location in Cheshire East, to ensure the effective deployment of labour, materials, transport and equipment to meet daily service requirements. #
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.)