Halton SENDIASS are currently looking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic Caseworker. This is a great opportunity to work in a small, dedicated and highly regarded team of information, advice and support givers and to further develop your skills and knowledge in SEND Education law, including SEND tribunals. You will have an up to date knowledge and understanding of SEN procedures and relevant legislation including the SEN Code of Practice 2014 and the Equality At 2010. This role requires a high level of competence, you must be able to work both individually and in a team and have experience in managing a demanding personal caseload.
You will be a key member of the team, supporting Halton SENDIASS in delivering a good quality statutory information advice and support service across the Borough.
You will empower children, young people with SEND and their parents/carers to make active and informed contributions to decisions made about their education, health or care, including through the process of developing Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.
The successful candidate will
- be approachable and non-judgemental with the ability to maintain impartiality and confidentiality.
- have ability to remain calm in stressful situations and to deal with sensitive issues.
- have an interest in the work of SENDIASS Information Advice and Support services. Experience of working in an educational environment, local government, voluntary organisation or other field relevant to special educational needs.
- be educated to degree level or appropriate equivalent qualification. It is desirable that you have a qualification in Special Educational Needs for example IPSEA training up to, and including level 3
- have experience of working with children and young people with SEND, in an advice giving capacity.
- have knowledge and understanding of current SEND legislation. It is desirable that you have had previous experience of providing SEND information, advice and support to adults, children and young people, including those with SEND or vulnerabilities.
- have experience of communicating in a variety of ways.
- have an understanding of safeguarding
- have an understanding of IT and administrative systems
- have experience of working collaboratively with colleagues from a range of agencies
If successful, you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for an Enhanced DBS Check or an Enhanced DBS Check for Regulated Activity. Further information about the DBS Scheme can be found at https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service
The Council and its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
An equal opportunities organisation which welcomes applications from all sections of the community
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Sharon Spruce (SENDIASS Manager) on 0151 511 7733
Interviews will be held w/c 7th October 2019