A new opportunity has become available to work for a Local Authority in Leicester as a Education and Health Care Inclusion Officer. This is a temporary contract initially until September 2020 with the possibility for further extension. The working hours are full time (37 hours per week), Monday - Friday.
Purpose of the role:
To coordinate and manage the administration of statutory assessment procedures for children with special educational needs and disabilities under relevant government legislation.
Main objectives and Duties:
- To ensure that all professional reports and advice relating to the statutory assessment of children with special educational needs and disabilities are collated to produce Education, Health and Care Plans under the relevant legislation, ensuring confidentiality at all times with line management of administrative support.
- To liaise closely with parents and professionals across services and ensure the full and effective work of the section.
- To be proactive in implementing assessment procedures in accordance with the relevant legislation and ensure that these are carried out in line with relevant regulations, circulars and local policies.
- To ensure that statutory assessments within the team are completed within relevant timescales in a professional and timely manner.
- Prepares proposed and amended Education, Health and Care Plans and Statements of Special Educational Needs for individual pupils ensuring that the provision is complete and deliverable
- Prepares and co-ordinates the LA's submissions to the SEND Tribunal and oral representation of the LA at Appeal Hearings
- Leads an assessment team and is responsible for coordinating and managing the work of the team to ensure efficient operation of the statutory assessment process
- Minimum 3 years experience within a specialist area involving multi-professional assessment and appeal procedures
- Degree in education or equivalent professional qualification/experience.
- Experience of working with parents, schools and other agencies in the relevant areas of work
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to present arguments and interpret complex legislation.
- Capable of achieving targets under pressure and against deadlines
- Able to work outside normal hours from time to time e.g. attending meetings as the duties of post requires.
If you are interested, apply now to avoid missing out!