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Job Reference: 60670

Senior SEND Casework Officer – Leeds City Council

  • LeedsWest Yorkshire
  • £28 - £30 per hour
  • Temporary / Full Time

Seven Education is looking for an Senior SEND Casework Officer at Leeds

The role:

Responsible for oversight and completion of SEND casework for a reduced number of highly complex Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. The role will include dispute resolution, formal mediation work and to respond to and represent the Local Authority in appeals to the SEN and Disability Tribunal. To provide a comprehensive, coordinated, and efficient response to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal, and to liaise with the council’s legal services in the response to and oversight of judicial review pre-action protocols.

Key Responsibilities:

      Respond to appeals to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDT), including the writing and preparation of the authority’s response to SENDT appeals and responding to judicial orders, ensuring all judicial deadlines are met.

Represent LCC at SENDT hearings in collaboration with legal services where applicable

Support legal representatives with the management of appeals and other legal routes of redress such as Local Government Ombudsman and Judicial Review.

Chair multi-agency meetings as part of case preparation. Take notes and follow up on actions to prepare cases.

Manage data for the SENDT Manager on appeal trends to inform the unit’s Annual Business Plan and respond to ad hoc data requests.

Keep accurate records of financial spend where funding is used in the delivery of bespoke casework.

To work directly with families including via phone and online communications in all matters relating to the EHC assessment, planning and implementation process.

Working with Seven Education:

Established in 2011, Seven Education is a leading provider of teachers to private and public schools across the UK. We provide both temporary and permanent solutions, working with teachers and lecturers covering KS1, all the way up to KS5 and beyond.

Seven Education is the recruitment service that guarantees experienced, qualified and available teaching staff exactly when you need them. Our expert talent acquisition team seamlessly connect professionals to all areas of teaching; including Lecturers, Head Teachers, Assistant Head Teachers, Secondary School, Primary School, Teaching Assistants and everything in between.

After being shortlisted for multiple awards in 2018, we are proud of our nationwide reputation for providing a world-class recruitment service that is underpinned by honesty, integrity and attention to detail.

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