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Job Reference: 59012

SEN Case Officer

  • ExeterDevon
  • £25 - £25 per hour
  • Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a number of temporary SEN Case Officers to work in Devon. These positions are initially for a period of 6 months and will be paying £25.00 per hour (paid to you via an umbrella company).

Key Responsibilities:

  • To support the Head of the County Special Education Team in the delivery of a specialised service in relation to the work of the County Special Education Team and to ensure the Authority carries out its duties under the Education Act 1996 and the DfE SEN Code of Practice.
  • To have day to day responsibility for the administration of the patch caseload including day to day management of the Area Team SEN Administrators to ensure completion of work within statutory timescales.
  • To manage the administrative processes for the statutory assessment of children with special educational needs consistently to ensure that assessments are completed and statements issued within the statutory timescales.
  • To be the first and main contact for parents, Headteachers, SEN Co-ordinators and other service users in relation to the caseload (approximately 700 cases).
  • To take responsibility for undertaking less complex casework , including providing effective verbal/written advice to parents, schools and professionals in relation to provision, school placements, change of school, children moving in and out of Devon and implementing action, taking into account the SEN Code of Practice, and related legislation and the Authority’s own policies and practices.
  • To work closely with the SEN Casework Manager to ensure consistent quality of work, checking for accuracy, and achievement of deadlines.
  • To attend meetings with parents, as arranged by the Parent Partnership Service, to provide information, advice and support for parents of children with special educational needs who are undergoing assessment, to assist with the building of good relationships and to reduce parental anxiety.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: N/A.
  • Experience: An in-depth specialist knowledge and good understanding of the legislation in respect of the SEN Code of Practice, the Authority’s Guidance Criteria for Statutory Assessment and Resource Allocation, Admissions Code, Exclusions Policy, Transport Policy and other associated policies.
  • Compliance: Proof of ability to work and live in the UK. Current DBS and references covering the last 3 years.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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