SEND Officer
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/820/9598
  • Published: Fri 31/07/2020, 18:57 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/08/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,593 - £23,834
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Redhill

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SEND Officer

We are looking to appoint enthusiastic and dedicated staff to work within our Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Service. The service has just undergone a rapid transformation and we are looking for proactive individuals to join us in moving forward with continuous improvement and working towards robust and positive outcomes for our children and young people.

On a day to day basis you will be working with colleagues within one of our SEND teams, supporting families of children with special needs and disabilities. You will be providing bespoke delivery plans that best assist the child and the family. A passionate approach will drive forward improvement and your effective organisation and communication skills will ensure you deliver high quality work.     

You will also act as the first point of contact for all general SEND calls, dealing effectively with enquiries wherever possible, or referring to the relevant officer as required. With this in mind, experience of liaising with members of the public and professionals together with the ability to handle potentially difficult telephone calls in a calm, sensitive manner will be important.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working within an educational setting and a willingness to develop this further
  • An ability to communicate well with colleagues and families
  • Excellent administrative and IT skills 

Please refer to the full job description attached to the bottom of this advert before making your application.

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For an informal discussion contact Emma Hardin by e-mail at Emma.harkin@surreycc.gov.uk look forward to receiving your application. 

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on the 16th August 2020.

Interviews date: 19th August 2020.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

 Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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