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SEND Project Officer

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/16897
  • Published: Tue 14/09/2021, 10:51 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/09/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,273 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

The starting salary for this role is £31,273 per annum, working 36 hours per week.

We currently have an exciting job opportunity for a SEND Careers & Transition Project Officer within the SEND Commissioning Team.

The Commissioning division works with a range of professionals and disciplines to secure delivery of better outcomes for children and families and best value for money. Commissioning teams are organised around the needs of particular populations of children and young people with clear accountability for delivering specified outcomes within agreed budget envelopes. The division works closely and collaboratively with partners and adheres to guidelines and professional standards set by the strategic commissioning hub. It aims to genuinely co-produce support with children and families in a way that goes well beyond consultation with established user groups and involves developing a deep and thorough understanding of needs and aspirations of children, young people and families.

The SEND Careers and Transition Project aims to achieve an understanding of the current levels of information, advice & guidance (IAG)/ careers advice available to SEND young people aged 19+ and their families. You will help develop a clear position of the level of Local Authority input when it comes to considering post-19 options for young people and create an IAG/Careers framework for 19+ SEND learners. The project has been created with 'Co-production' at its foundation and will involve working with young people, their families, providers, SYAS (SEND Youth Advisors Surrey), family voice and wider commissioning teams.

The project involves an element of active SEND case work and will entail being responsible for managing an identified group of young people with SEND aged 19+ and acting as a key point of contact.

You will need sound knowledge of SEND legislation and processes alongside effective communication and problem-solving skills. Candidates will also have a good working knowledge of the post 16 education and work-based learning landscape. The ability to plan and organise your workload, compile reports and process and organise data will be essential.

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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 27th September 2021.

Interview dates TBC.

This is a 18 month secondment / fixed term contract.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Sally Furness by e-mail at sally.furness@surreycc.gov.uk

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Benefits

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.

Our Commitment

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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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/16897
  • Published: Tue 14/09/2021, 10:51 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/09/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,273 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

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