Assessment and Case Coordinator LAC, CIN & CP
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: SP/21/157624
  • Published: Wed 01/09/2021, 16:30 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/09/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting salary: £34,033
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG, Camden

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Assessment and Case Coordinator LAC, CIN & CP

About us

Camden is listening to everyone, including you.

We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all

The role

We are looking for a dynamic, proactive, Assessment and Case Coordinator. You will have good attention to detail and accuracy as well as being able to see the ‘big picture’. An ability to juggle competing demands all with statutory timescales is a must so you will need to be resilient and organised.

You will be deeply committed to children and young people.

The main objectives for the post holder are to understand and synthesize reports into a document which can be easily understood and implemented by professionals. You must be a highly effective communicator with a good understanding of social care processes as well as the Children and Families Act 2014. This role will require travel within and outside of the Borough and London. You will support the  statutory needs assessment process and ongoing monitoring of EHC Plans for children and young people who are Looked After, under a Child Protection Order, a Child in Need, subject to CETRS, or placed in out of Borough residential settings and those with complex needs who may be at risk of placement in hospital.

The ideal candidate will take lead responsibility for monitoring this cohorts’ outcomes and progress which will require close working across multi-agency teams, families, carers as well as securing the voice of the child or young person and ensure   all statutory deadlines are met. You will take the lead for education which will require a good understanding of education across different phases and types from early years to post 16 and across mainstream and special, to ensure the continuum of a young person’s special educational needs are being met and that the Special Educational Provision they require is reviewed annually.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by clicking HERE

You must be a highly effective communicator who possesses the ability to interact with people at all levels including Parents, Carers, Young People, Head Teachers, SENDCos, Social Care and Health Practitioners and others as required.  You will work across two teams with a primary focus on a particular group of identified children and young people. You will have knowledge of SEND law and its application with regard the Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice 2015 as well as high levels of knowledge in relation to the Care Act 2014 and Social Care practice and processes. You will work under the direction of the Senior SEN Officers in collaboration with SEN colleagues, to fulfil your statutory duties, but also the legal department and across all allied services to plan and prepare for the Local Authority’s case in response to internal complaints, the Local Government Ombudsman or Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal with regard to decisions on provision/placements.

This post demands a high level of flexibility, a positive attitude and ability to adapt to changes due to service needs. The post holder will be expected to work in an open plan office environment in which ‘hot-desking’ and agile working practices are implemented and working at home as required or in agreement with the SEN Manager. The post holder may be expected to work at other sites, including in other boroughs and attend annual review meetings outside of the Borough and London.  

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

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