The successful candidate for the above post will oversee the Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment, planning and review and implementation processes for children and young people from 0 to 25.
The case work role is to work with children and young people and monitor the Section F of the EHCP and its implementation, you will work across schools, colleges, alongside health and social care teams. Your role is champion the child or young person and work in co-produced and restorative manner.
Experience of working with children and young people with a range of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families and a good working knowledge of current SEND-related legislation and the SEND Code of Practice will be essential. A key task will be to ensure that for every child and young person, the EHC needs assessment and planning process runs efficiently and statutory deadlines are met but alongside this you will manage a group of allocated children and young people who are at risk of school placement breakdown or not having their needs met.
The post-holder will need to be able to work under pressure, to meet deadlines and to identify priorities when faced with competing demands. Excellent verbal and written communication skills will be essential, as will the ability to build and maintain strong and positive working relationships with families, schools and a range of other professionals.
Torbay Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.
For an informal discussion please contact Kirsty Eales (Senior Officer) Kirsty.firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview Date: 24th February 2023