Hillingdon Council: Putting our residents first.
Hillingdon Council are building on the best practice learnt through the implementation of the SEND Reforms to make some exciting changes to our SEND Services. We are committed to delivering the best service possible to children and young people with SEND and their families and want to work closely with our educational settings to ensure special educational needs and disabilities are well supported.About the Job
In order to progress to a more holistic and integrated way of working, we have established a new multi-disciplinary, 0-25 years, SEND Advisory Service. We are seeking to appoint an experienced SEND Key Worker to form part of this dynamic new team. This new SEND Advisory Team merges several existing, outstanding professionals, including SEND Key Workers, Language and ASD specialists and the Multi-Sensory team.
This role uses the Early Support principles and resources to provide a specialist key working service for families who may need support in coordinating services during assessment, planning and transition for their child/young person with special educational needs and disability (SEND). SEND Key Worker’s promote the use of a One Page Profile, developed with the child/young person and family to enable a better understanding about the child/young person's additional needs and their own and family’s aspirations for the future.
The core objective is to support families to build strength and resilience through early intervention and flexible levels of service to a point where they need less intensive support.About the person
We are looking for a dedicated individual with experience of providing specialist support to families, children and young people with SEND aged 0-25. You will have a relevant qualification in Education, Health or Social care and have significant experience of working with children/young people with SEND and their families within the home environment. You will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the impact on families caring for a disabled child/young person. A commitment to work within the principles of the child/person centred approach and legislation relating to this area of work is essential as well as the desire to learn new models of working, enabling individuals to fulfil their potential.
You will be passionate about improving the lives of children/young people with disabilities and possess good communication skills that will support you in working directly with the parents/carers of SEND children as well as professionals and colleagues, to ensure the best possible outcome is achieved.
As a good team player you will be committed to collaborative multi-agency working practices, promoting the Team Around the Child/Young Person approach. You will also be confident in lone working using your own initiative to assess situations, prioritise tasks and manage your caseload, within service expectations.Additional information
We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:
local government average salary pension scheme
a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
generous holiday entitlement
season ticket loan
access to a Credit Union
access to a wide range of training and courses
discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
payment of professional fees where these are required
discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools
cycle purchase scheme
30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Disability Confident Employer &
Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy