About Hackney Education
Hackney Education provides a range of services to support the education of children, young people and adults in our inner London borough. Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. Within our diverse borough we serve a wide range of children and young people. We have a particular focus on supporting less advantaged families: Hackney figures in the 10% most deprived boroughs in England on a number of measures.
Hackney Education’s key priority is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner: making Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK, where schools, settings and partners provide an exciting environment which ensures inclusion and success for everyone. We see our borough as being one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve –and one of the best places for colleagues to work and thrive in our education system.
Details of the role
Job title Education Health and Care (EHC) Coordinator
Salary P02, £41472 to £42510
Terms and Conditions Full time, permanent
The Integrated SEND Service
The Integrated SEND Service is responsible for looking after all children and young people 0 - 25 who have a special educational need.
Brief Description of Role of an EHC Coordinator
To be responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of the notification, statutory assessment and review process for children and young people with special educational needs within statutory timescales and in line with appropriate legislation and Hackney Learning Trust Policy and Procedure (including writing and issuing Education, Health and Care Plans and reports for SEND Tribunal). You will support in the securing of appropriate provision for the child or young person in line with the SEND Regulations and ensure decisions on placement are taken in the context of available budgets and equality issues.
It is an exciting time of change in Hackney with our new Integrated SEND Service launching this summer. It is an ideal time to join us as we invest in our vital services that provide support to some of our most vulnerable children and young people.
We are recruiting to a number of new positions as well as adding capacity into our current workforce to make sure we deliver outstanding services. If you would enjoy being part of shaping a new era for SEND in Hackney and feel you have the experience and skills that we are seeking we would welcome your application to one of the positions we are recruiting to.
For an informal discussion around the Service’s direction of travel and wider context as well as in relation to one of the posts advertised please contact:
Richard Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org), Operations Manager, SEND Service.
Closing date: 22:59, Sunday 8th October 2023
Interviews: Date in October to be confirmed.
Hackney Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. As this role involves regulated activity, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and additional pre-employment checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from a black and ethnic minority background as these groups are currently under represented in our workforce.
DBS check required for this role: Yes