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SEN Review & Assessment Officer

  • Location: Barnsley
  • Start date: 19 Feb 2018
  • Category: Special Needs
  • Job reference: PE10977137
  • Branch: Sheffield Secondary SEND
  • Consultant: Hannah Warren
  • Call: 0114 252 1975
Job description
We are currently recruiting for 2 SEN assessment and review officers in the Barnsley area. We have a vacancy for 1x full time & 1x part time assessment & review officer.

We are looking for skilled, experienced, motivated and enthusiastic individuals to work as a team during a period of significant change, expansion and development.

Hours of work: 08:00am - 16:30pm Monday - Friday

Salary: £140 - £160 per day. Negotiable based on level of experience.

This post holder will be responsible for
• Working directly with senior staff at a designated number of schools, ensuring that all legal requirements are met in regard to the Children and Families Act 2014.
• Implementing and coordinating the needs assessment and review process in compliance with the requirements of the Children and Families Act 2014, the SEN Code of Practice 2015.
• Directly challenging and supporting schools, professionals and families in relation to the Children and Families Act 2014 in order to prevent/reduce legal challenge against the Local Authority.
• Managing a caseload to ensure that the Local Authority is able to respond to SEND children and young peoples needs as they change.
• To assess individual children and young and develop EHC Plans that are aspirational, holistic, outcome focused and compliant with the Code of Practice 2015.

The successful candidate will
• Have an excellent working knowledge of all safeguarding procedures relating to students with additional educational and physical needs.
• Have previously worked within a SEN School for 2 years or more, within the last five years.
• Be precise and professional in your approach to the protection and continual progression of the students you will be assessing.
• Fully competent to liaise with all levels of educational, safeguarding and healthcare authorities whilst working towards a mutual outcome.
• Be available five days a week on a long-term basis.
• Genuinely have compassion towards the individuals you will be creating progression plans for, evident in your attitude and knowledge of each individual you are assigned to support.
• Be happy to work primarily in an office-based setting, and to visit schools to assess in a classroom based capacity.

What this position offers you:
• The opportunity to expand your career from a classroom-based role, to a management & specialist role.
• The opportunity to receive CPD training in all areas of SEN
• A dedicated and supporting consultant to support you in every step of the recruitment process
• A highly competitive rate, to match that of any supply teacher salary.
• The opportunity to gain full time permanent employment, should you choose to take it. As you will be liaising with all levels of professionals to correctly support children with a statement of SEN, you will receive the unequalled opportunity to develop and progress your career, taking your networking opportunities to a new level.

We are looking to appoint for this role with immediate effect. If you have 2 years of experience in a similar role or Teaching pupils with SEN, then please apply with an attached cover letter detailing why you would be worth consideration. If you believe you are an ideal candidate worth consideration, please call Protocol Education directly and ask for our SEN consultant Hannah on 0114 252 1975.

We look forward to hearing from you.
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