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SEND Advisory Officer
  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 6600
  • Published: Mon 14/09/2020, 6:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 25/09/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £32418 - £34209
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Civic Centre

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SEND Advisory Officer

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SEND Advisory Officer Full time

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SEND Advisory Officer x 1 SO2

This is an exciting opportunity to join Enfield Council’s Special Educational Needs &/or Disability (SEND) Team as a SEND Advisory Officer. This is a customer facing, administrative and office based role that requires a high level of work with ICT software to produce high quality written EHC Plans, collated from a variety of professional reports. SEND Advisory Officers are not practitioners working directly with Children & Young People.

As pathfinders for the SEND Reforms, Enfield are passionate & ambitious about improving the outcomes of Children & Young People aged 0-25 in the borough with Special Educational Needs &/or Disability.

We are looking for somebody who shares our passion and ambitions to join the SEND team and support the great work that we are doing, whilst working towards our vision of continuously improving the SEN service.

We are a large team, currently are made up of 2 x Sub-teams that manage caseloads for Children either aged 0-11 or Young People aged 11-25. Each team is made up of 6 x SEND Advisory Officers and are each led by a Senior Advisory Officer.

Previous experience of working within a statutory service is not essential but is desired. A track record of exceptional customer service, the ability to think with a person-centred approach and a high standard of written English and organisation skills to be able to produce outstanding quality Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) are all necessary.

Full training will be given to the successful candidate so that they are fully conversant in SEND legislation and processes, however, evidence that a candidate has undertaken thorough research before applying will form part of the assessment at interview.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make an authentic and positive difference to the lives of children and young people with SEND we encourage you to apply to join our team of creative and proactive officers.

Applicants will need to have:

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced, high pressure, customer facing role.
  • Experience of working in a statutory service or litigious field.
  • Experience of managing a large caseload or client base.
  • Exceptional customer service skills with experience of working with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of The Children and Families Act 2014, SEND Code of Practice 2015 & SEND Regulations 2014.
  • An ability to build effective relationships and engage in partnership working
  • An exceptionally high standard of written skills for producing EHCPs while taking all advice into consideration and to produce a high volume and range of written correspondence.
  • Excellent organisational skills that can meet conflicting demands to ensure deadlines are always met.
  • A proactive working style that has demonstrated the ability to achieve positive and sustainable change

Evidence of a high standard of written English will be required throughout application and assessment at interview.

Hours: 36 per week x 52 weeks per annum

INPORTANT INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY FOR THE ROLE

This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.

Document 1 CV

Document 2 Supporting Statment

Pleas submit a CV (of no more than 2 pages) and supporting statement (of no more than 2 pages) that details how they meet the essential criteria of the Job description and person specification.

If you have previously applied for this role within the past 12 months, unfortunately, a second application will not be considered.

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council

  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.



Closing and Interview Dates

Closing date is Midnight 25th September 2020

Virtual Interview date via MS Teams : TBA



Additional Information

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Paula Dixon on 0208 132 1044 or paula.dixon@enfield.gov.uk

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Stephanie Baiardo 0208 132 1897 or Stephanie.Baiardo@enfield.gov.uk for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.

A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419

“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.

If you have previously applied for this role within the past 12 months, unfortunately, a second application will not be considered.