Special Educational Needs Casework Officer, permanent 37 hours per week
Following a recent investment in staffing, the Local Authority are looking to appoint a number of new Casework Officers in the Statutory Assessment Team.
The Local Authority has clearly defined roles and responsibilities in relation to children and young people aged 0-25 years with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).
The post holder will manage the efficient operation of a caseload to ensure the delivery of high quality, fully integrated services to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families in line with the requirements of national legislation and guidance.
The post holder will be part of a team of Casework Officers, each responsible for a large caseload in a geographical patch of Cambridgeshire.
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 disabilities.
Candidates will have the ability to identify issues, negotiate and resolve problems using their own initiative. Teaching experience or experience of work in a related area of Education / SEND would be useful for this role.
Principal responsibilities : -
To provide effective monitoring and review of Education, Health and Care Plans, ensuring the best outcomes for children and young people and the effective use of resources in settings, schools and colleges both in and out of county.
The post holder will draft Initial Education Health and Care Plans and will amend EHCPs from Annual Review. 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.
For more information please email Harlee.gowler cambridgeshire.gov.uk