Senior SEND Assessment & Reviewing Officer
V49106360

£450 Per Day

Full Time

Temporary

Somerset, Somerset

Social Care

Posted 26 days ago

Expires In 2 Days

Job Description

Senior SEND Assessment & Reviewing Officer
Location: South West
Pay rate:  £450.00 per Day

Our client is looking for a Responsible Senior SEND Assessment & Reviewing Officer  for the operational delivery for the Statutory Assessment and associated SEND processes ensuring that the LA meets its statutory responsibilities. Support the LA in meeting the requirements of the Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND code of Practice 2015. Working in accordance with social care legislation and local government requirements, informed by the values and principles of social care; you will be supporting in the delivery of person centred, safe and effective social care services. Using your professional knowledge and experience you’ll make assessments and decisions about the most appropriate interventions. Applying your significant Social Work experience and excellent communication skills you’ll establish and maintain relationships with service users and other agencies to ensure services meet identified needs.

You’ll be committed to ensure positive and sustainable results of your interventions. Using best practice, you’ll strive to provide the best outcomes for children. Most importantly however, you’ll have a passion for supporting children and their families to ensure that they thrive and flourish. Our priority is to protect the most vulnerable and to be as efficient as possible.

Perfect candidate will be:
  • Recognised and relevant professional qualifications e.g. teaching qualifications, social work, other level 6 qualifications, management qualifications.
  • Evidence of skills, knowledge and experience to be able to assess and manage risk for the most vulnerable children.
  • Work in a Social Services Directorate or other Statutory or Voluntary Agency.
  • Constantly striving for continuous improvement to provide the best outcomes for individuals and their families
  • Highly skilled at building meaningful relationships with children and families to engage them in assessments and plans
  • Committed to providing our service users with a high-quality service
  • Experienced in working in a multi-disciplinary, interagency basis
  • Knowledge of legislation relating to general social work practice
  • 4 Years plus Qualified
In this role you will:
  1. Responsible for the operational delivery for the Statutory Assessment and associated SEND processes ensuring that the LA meets its statutory responsibilities. Support the LA in meeting the requirements of the Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND code of Practice 2015.
  2. Promote professional standards in the service by delivering outcome focussed assessments and contribution to the service and the wider success of the Council and Local Area for Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
  3. Act as the Lead for Education, Health & Care assessments (EHCPs) ensuring that plans are of a high quality and are reflective of the young person’s needs.
  4. Directly manage a small team of Assessment and Review Officers. Ensure effective management of all staffing matters within their service area, including supervision, appraisal, sickness absence, capability. Ensure service key performance indicators are achieved and highlight any concerns to the SEND Operational Manager.
  5. Manage own caseload which will comprise of some of the most complex individual cases, using initiative to solve problems and/or inform Managers when you are aware of potential issues.
  6. Act as lead professional and represent the Local Authority in complex cases, including co-ordination and attendance at Disagreement Resolution, Mediations and Tribunal Hearings where appropriate, including all preparatory work.
  7. Promote and instil a performance management culture across all activities. Initiate evaluations of the service to ensure that on-going performance is maintained and improved. 17. Work with Strategic and Service Managers across education, social care, health services (0-25 years) and partner agencies to develop and apply quality standards JOB DESCRIPTION and best practice ensuring consistency and compliance with Council policies, legislation, and the requirements of the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board.
  8. Ensure effective liaison with commissioning for individual placements through the EHCP process in accordance with the SEND Code of Practice principles and requirements.
  9. Support conflict resolution ensuring that the Local Authority’s decision making is robust, equitable and transparent.
  10. Represent the Local Authority at SEND Tribunals
This is an agency post and Pertemps can offer you:-
Dedicated consultant who has access to all roles across the UK and is available for you to speak to, easy registration process, referral schemes and incentives, ongoing compliance managed for you, prompt and reliable payroll and lots more.
                                                                       
We recruit across all areas of Qualified Social Work. If you are a Social Worker and this isn’t the role for you, contact us about other roles including IRO, BIA, MASH, LAC Children’s Social Work, Adult Social Work, Service Manager, Head of Service, Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager

This role is ideally located for those travelling from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, Plymouth, Bristol, Bath, Southampton, Plymouth, Cardiff, Yeovil, Newport, Poole, Torquay, Paignton, Exeter, Exmouth, Newquay, St Austell, Bodmin, Truro, Falmouth, St Ives, Reading, London, Weymouth, Yeovil, Taunton, Bridgewater, Minehead, Ilfracombe, Barnstable, Bideford, Bude, Portsmouth,  Winchester, Launceston. Northampton, Cambridge, Bedford, Milton Keyes, Luton, London, Oxfordshire, Reading, Slough Bath, Swindon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Worchester, Royal Leamington Spa.

Vicki Aspinall

Vicki.Aspinall@pprsocialcare.co.uk

07484906671

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